Golden Gate Park Botanical Garden

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". 

Conservatory of Flowers

The Glashaus houses of the "Conservatory of Flowers" opened in 1879. An abundance of tropical plants, orchids, water lilies and other impressive flowers enchants the visitors. On the meadow you can discover some white calla lilies. 

Japanese Tea Garden

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 Park

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. 

Sea Lion Colony

The first sea lions from the "Seal Rock" on Ocean Beach moved to empty dock at "Pier 39" in 1989. There are hardly any sharks and orcas in the bay of San Francisco, so the population could quickly increase to several hundred animals. But sometimes they disappear for a while.

Ocean Beach

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. 

Muir Woods

If you drive to the north over the "Golden Gate Bridge", you will quickly reach the huge Redwoods at Muir Woods. The Muir family donated this land in 1908 to the state of California, in order to preserve the forest. 

Muir Beach

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. 

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