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In the middle of Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake offers a respite from the fast paced atmosphere that is San Francisco. There is a road that wraps around the Lake where you can park; there are also foot paths up to the lake and over...More
We hired a four person pedal boat, and it was tough going pedalling the whole way around.
It was pretty and a nice thing to do, but more physically demanding than a person with fairly low fitness levels would find enjoyable for the whole way...More
You'd never know that one of the busiest cities in the world is just outside this park. It is a beautiful place to walk. There are little boats for rent, which we would definitely like to do on a return visit. We walked around the...More
Another hidden serene locale in a large city park. The walk around the park is good for people watching along with goslings everywhere. Take one of the bridges across the water and then hike up Strawberry Hill for some surprising views of the city. Because...More
We piled in to our peddler boats and made it all the way around the island. We wish we had a guide or map to tell us more about where we were floating! The kids all wanted ghost stories of the lady who drowned her...More
Very calm quiet place if you want to avoid the noise in SF. We saw blue herons, mallard ducks, grebes who go underwater and get fish (only lives in freshwater lakes which is the case here because the water comes from the mountain here locally,...More
Stow Lake was a delight for the family
Parking was easily available and free
There was a mini-cafe with excellent food/drink options
And the boat rentals were easy to come by. Kids loved it and so did my wife
It was a cool day but...More
This was a very pretty spot. We had brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed it at one of the benches around the lake. Be warned though. There were large numbers of black birds that sat nearby us and one even jumped up and grabbed at...More