Golden Gate Park

Founded in 1871, Golden Gate Park is a large urban park which covers an area of 1,017 acres, or 412 ha. It has a similar rectangle shape with Central Park in New York City, but is 20 percent larger. Among the attractions in the park are: Japanese Tea Garden- a four-acre land filled with traditional Japanese architecture, koi ponds, and bamboo trees; Conservatory of Flowers- a glass Victorian displaying a paradise of flowers, built in 1879 and similar with London’s Kew Gardens; and San Francisco Botanical Garden. You can also find the AIDS Memorial Grove, Lloyd Lake, de Young Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences- which features an indoor rainforest.