San Francisco - Golden Gate Park & the Avenues (PDF Chapter)

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Hang out with blue butterflies in the rainforest dome at the California Academy of Sciences, summit Strawberry Hill for views past Stow Lake to the Pacific as red-tailed hawks swoop, then hop the N streetcar for a stroll along Ocean Beach.

  • do what comes naturally: skip, loll or lindy-hop through Golden Gate Park, America’s most outlandish stretch of urban wilderness, and race bison toward the Pacific Ocean
  • maps
  • follow Andy Goldsworthy’s sidewalk fault lines to discover groundbreaking global art from Oceania to South Africa, Afghanistan to Alaska at the de Young Museum
  • transport
  • enjoy sunsets on the wildflower-topped roof and wild nights at kids-only sleepovers and 21-plus NightLife events at the California Academy of Sciences
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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