I know I have been gushing about Golden Gate Park lately, but really, its justified. The park is absolutely stunning. To level set, I have met people who have said, “DC does happy hours well,” “New York does everything well,” well, San Francisco does parks well. Whenever there is a hot day in the city, we as San Franciscans flock to the nearest park, typically Dolores or Gold Gate Park.
Golden Gate park was originally built as a west coast rival of Central Park in the 1860s. Starting as a bleak sand dune, the park was quickly transformed into a usable area by the 1870s. Little know fact, the Park has buffalo and bison! The first bison to roam Golden Gate Park was in 1890 and were transported from Wyoming. The cow was named Sarah Bernhardt, while the bull was called Ben Harrison. So if you get the chance to visit Golden Gate Park, go and visit Sarah and Ben’s descendants.
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