The San Francisco Botanical Garden is home to exceptionally beautiful and rare plants from all parts of the world. However, native plants such as the Redwoods, the tallest trees in the world, are also found here. The Botanical Garden is located in the eastern part of the "Golden Gate Park".
The "Japanese Garden" of San Francisco was created for an exhibition in 1894 and later extended by the garden architect Makoto Hagiwara until 1942. Zen garden, cherry blossoms, koi pond, pagodas, bridges and Japanese plants make the "Japanese Tea Garden" a small paradise.
Fort Mason was built during the Civil War in 1864. In the Second World War it served as a supply port for the war against Japan. Today the hill above the bay is a park, with large lawns and some historic military buildings.
Where the "Golden Gate Park" meets the Pacific Ocean, there is "Ocean Beach". The long sandy beach is a perfect location for sunset only a few kilometers away from Downtown San Francisco.
Traveling from the "Muir Woods" to the coast, you will soon get to the "Muir Beach". The road winds gently along the coast line until Stinson Beach.