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Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Things to Know Before Visiting

201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

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About Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. The total park area is 75,398 acres of land and water. Approximately 28 miles of coastline lie within its boundaries. It is nearly two and one-half times the size of San Francisco.The park is as diverse as it is expansive; it contains famous tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz, and the Presidio of San Francisco.


Attractions Near Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Aquatic Park Historic District
Aquatic Park Historic District0.43km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Aquatic Park Historic District is a National Historic Landmark and building complex on the San Francisco Bay waterfront within San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The district includes a beach, bathhouse, municipal pier, restrooms, concessions stand, stadia, and two speaker towers.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park0.44km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.

Ghirardelli Marketplace at Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Marketplace at Ghirardelli Square0.5km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

A majestic public square with shops and restaurants and a 5-star hotel in the Marina area of San Francisco, California. A portion of the area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as Pioneer Woolen Mills and D. Ghirardelli Company. ​​​​​​​The square once featured over 40 specialty shops and restaurants. Some of the original shops and restaurants still occupy the square.

Lombard Street
Lombard Street0.53km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Lombard Street is an east-west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero. The famous one-block section claimed to be "the most crooked street in the world", is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction.

Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum0.58km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The Cartoon Art Museum is a California art museum that specializes in the art of comics and cartoons. It is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art. The permanent collection features some 7,000 pieces as of 2015, including original animation cels, comic book pages and sculptures.

Hyde Street Pier
Hyde Street Pier0.71km from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Hyde Street Pier is home to the fleet of historic landmark vessels in the collection of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, which is a unit of the National Park System. For a modest admission fee, visitors can board this fleet of turn-of-century historic ships.

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