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World's Most Beautiful City Parks

World's Most Beautiful City Parks: Golden Gate Park

Jamie Hopper

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Built from more than 1,000 acres of sand dunes in the 1870s, San Francisco’s beloved Golden Gate Park draws about 13 million annually. It’s no surprise considering cultural attractions such as the De Young Museum and the beautifully manicured Japanese Tea Garden and Conservatory of Flowers. Picnic on meadows, check out the herd of American bison, paddleboat on Stow Lake, or head to the far western edge of the park to Ocean Beach—where you can watch surfers do their thing from atop high bluffs.

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