America's Most Popular City Parks
No. 19 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Sprawling more than 1,000 acres between the Sunset and Richmond districts of San Francisco, this storied park has an amazingly diverse set of offerings. There are waterfalls, windmills, and tulip gardens; endless lawns and forests punctuated by paths; an antique glass Conservatory of Flowers; and even a pasture for the park’s resident herd of buffalo.
Don’t Miss: The de Young Museum, which was recently redesigned, rebuilt, and reopened in 2005. The building’s "skin" is perforated with holes of various sizes, casting an interesting pattern of sunlight on certain interior rooms.