Golden Gate Park is home to the Japanese Tea Garden.

Golden Gate Park

This 1017 acre park is home to the M.H. De Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Sculpture Museum, Botanical Gardens and some friendly bison. The primary purpose of this stop is to visit the famous Japanese Tea Garden where you will have 25 minutes to walk around and take pictures.

Larger in size than New York City's Central Park, Golden Gate Park is a place where 75,000 visitors come to daily.

The lush landscaping that characterizes the park today bears little resemblance to the former state of drifting sand and stiff winds. An entirely new ecological system had to be developed and sustained within the dunes; a monumental task thought by many to be impossible.

Though the park has seen changes over the years, what remains today is a testament to the will of the city to preserve a place to play, relax and grow culturally. The new de Young museum is sure to bring a new wave of visitors, as the re-opening of the Conservatory of Flowers did in 2003.

Things to do in the park:
California Academy of Sciences
Conservatory of Flowers
Garden of Shakespeare's Flowers
Japanese Tea Garden
M.H. de Young Museum
San Francisco Botanical Gardens