SF Bay Insider - Gardens, Parks and Beaches http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/7/0 the best gardens, parks and beaches in San Francisco en An Easy Redwood Forest Walk In Muir Woods National Monument/North Bay http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay <p><b>Pros: An old-growth stand of redwood<br /> Cons: Weekend congestion<br /> Best For: A weekday morning walk among giants</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/easy-redwood-forest-walk-muir-woods-national-monumentnorth-bay#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Take A Hike Farther Afield Thu, 19 May 2011 20:52:15 +0000 Beth Marlin 170 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com What is The Presidio? http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio <p><b>Pros: 1491 acres of National Historic Monument<br /> Cons: Could take a lifetime to explore<br /> Best For: History, nature, and a great place to live and/or work</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/what-presidio#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Landmarks Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:47:51 +0000 Beth Marlin 121 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Sutro Baths/Ruins of a Victorian Bathing Palace http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace <p><b>Pros: A glimpse into another era<br /> Cons: Slippery when wet<br /> Best For: Northern California at it's finest</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/sutro-bathsruins-victorian-bathing-palace#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Landmarks Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:07:22 +0000 Beth Marlin 108 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Fort Mason Community Garden http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/fort-mason-community-garden <p><b>Pros: A stunningly beautiful, semi-edible community project<br /> Cons: The 5-7 year wait list for a garden plot<br /> Best For: Sitting at the picnic table or a walk-through any time of the year</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/fort-mason-community-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/community/fort-mason-community-garden#comments Community Gardens, Parks and Beaches Secret Spots Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:04:21 +0000 Beth Marlin 89 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Crissy Field/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/crissy-fieldpresidio <p><b>Pros: Recently renovated/ astoundingly beautiful/beloved by locals, tourists and their canine friends<br /> <b>Cons: The fog blows in with a vengeance, mostly in the afternoons<br /> <b>Best For: Walking the promenade, flying a kite, admiring the view of the Golden Gate Bridge, coffee in the Warming Hut</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/crissy-fieldpresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/crissy-fieldpresidio#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:49:33 +0000 Beth Marlin 72 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Baker Beach/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/baker-beachpresidio <p><b>Pros: A stunning mile of rugged Pacific coastline<br /> <b>Cons: Waiting for the fog to lift and the sun to shine<br /> <b>Best For: The classic Northern California beach experience</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/baker-beachpresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/baker-beachpresidio#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:54:14 +0000 Beth Marlin 74 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com National Aids Memorial Grove/Golden Gate Park http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/national-aids-memorial-grovegolden-gate-park <p><b>Pros: Garden, meadow and redwood grove for remembrance<br /> <b>Cons: So many San Franciscans lost to AIDS<br /> <b>Best For: A spiritual gathering or solo contemplation</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/national-aids-memorial-grovegolden-gate-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/national-aids-memorial-grovegolden-gate-park#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:21:42 +0000 Beth Marlin 71 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Japanese Tea Garden/Golden Gate Park http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/japanese-tea-gardengolden-gate-park <p><b>Pros: The oldest Japanese tea garden in the U.S.<br /> <b>Cons: Disturbing lack of tranquility at peak tourist moments<br /> <b>Best For: Arriving between 9 and 10 a.m. Mon/ Weds/ Fri for free admission, rainy days, cherry blossoms in Spring</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/japanese-tea-gardengolden-gate-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/things-see-and-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/japanese-tea-gardengolden-gate-park#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Sun, 12 Sep 2010 02:44:34 +0000 Beth Marlin 68 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Golden Gate Park http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/golden-gate-park <p><b>Pros: Over 1,000 acres of park, conceptualized in 1870<br /> <b>Cons: Not very safe at night<br /> <b>Best For: It's museums and scenic beauty</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/golden-gate-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/golden-gate-park#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:36:23 +0000 Beth Marlin 61 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Lafayette Park/Pacific Heights http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/lafayette-parkpacific-heights <p><b>Pros: An idyllic hilltop neighborhood park with tennis courts, picnic tables and a view<br /> <b>Cons:Gets pretty windy up there<br /> <b>Best For: Bringing your canine for a romp with the local four-legged residents of Pacific Heights</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/lafayette-parkpacific-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/what-do/gardens-parks-and-beaches/lafayette-parkpacific-heights#comments Gardens, Parks and Beaches Sun, 15 Aug 2010 02:37:11 +0000 Beth Marlin 47 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com