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Spreckels Lake

Located in the Golden Gate Park, the lake is used for model yachting and is popular with people of all ages.

Nearby Attractions

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Fort Point
Completed just before the American Civil War, this fort defended the Bay against hostile warships.
Golden Gate Park
The first place to host the World's Fair west of the Mississippi, the Golden Gate Park was the focal point of the San Francisco World Fair and remains at the enter of city life.
Twin Peaks
These two hills offer stunning views of the city: you can even watch from above as the fog rolls in from the Pacific.
Conservatory of Flowers
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Hagiwara Japanese Tea Garden
Designed like a traditional Japanese garden, the area is one of the most unusual and popular in the park.
Murphy Windmill
A designated landmark in Golden Gate Park, the historic windmill was built in 1900 and functions.

Related Tours

Private Bicycle Tour of Golden Gate Park
In the midst of San Francisco's concrete jungle sits a 1000 acre park, open daily for its residents to explore its many curiosities and to relax in several of its sprawling green spaces. Rich with history, one could spend a week exploring it by foot - or simply hop on a bicycle to see all the sights. On your private biking tour, you will: 

  • Meet your guide outside M.H. de Young Museum where you will be fitted for your bikes and given safety instructions.
  • Visit Strybing Arboretum, where you will find yourself face-to-face with Giant California Redwoods.
  • Learn the history of the park, about cloud forests, and visit the Conservatory of Flowers, complete with a stunning glasshouse. 
  • Bike out to the park's edge to the Pacific Ocean and marvel at spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Finish your tour with a visit to Hagiwara Japanese Tea Garden, where you will enjoy a traditional tea and snack in the tea house. 
Golden Gate Park has been woven into the story of San Francisco's history since its' inception. The park was opened in 1870 and played host to the first World's Fair west of the Mississippi in 1894. When the disastrous San Francisco earthquake of 1906 struck, the park served as temporary housing for over 200,000 residents of the city. The unique park includes the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States, polo fields, a functioning windmill, a lake where model yachts are sailed by enthusiasts, and several other areas. 
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