Locals know this neighborhood as “The Avenues." Laid out in a grid of pastel-colored row houses all the way to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach, the neighborhood's northern border is a giant green rectangle better known as Golden Gate Park.
Home to the California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the San Francisco Botanical Garden and more, Golden Gate Park is one of the most visited city parks in the nation. Roller skaters share the sidewalks and roads with bicycles, pedestrians and skateboards. Larger than Central Park, this magical oasis in the city boasts bison, redwoods, and stops just short of the Pacific Ocean.
Dragon boat crews often practice on Lake Merced close to the mystical Fort Funston, where you can see hang gliders step off into thin air. The San Francisco Zoo is Northern California’s largest and Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd.) is home to free summer concerts.