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Yerba Buena Gardens

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Address: 701 Mission Street, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone...

Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.

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Nice urban outdoor space

Wasn't planning on visiting this park as it just opened up for us to see when we turn the corner. Great lawn area to relax and seating as well. Good place to sit and just watch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice architecture. Beautiful central downtown location. Great sculptures & wonderful scenery. I liked it very much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't planning on visiting this park as it just opened up for us to see when we turn the corner. Great lawn area to relax and seating as well. Good place to sit and just watch everybody doing there thing. If you're doing a lot of walking downtown this is a good place to take a break.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just blocks from the SF Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA), next to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and out the back door of the Marriott Marquis, are the Yerba Buena Gardens. These gardens offer a nice place to relax and soak in the greenery amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab takeout from one of the local restaurants/street... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's kind of nice on a sunny day, but a lot of homeless dudes hang out there and one can be overwhelmed by the scent of old pee wafting past they nostrils.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing stands out but an urban open space with terrace and fountain for locals to hang out. The buildings sorounding the garden are gorgeous. Some photo shooting angles exist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Coming from New Hampshire, it was great to get some sun in December. Sit on the benches just above MLK memorial and listen to the waterfall or relax on the lawn with a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Nice change of pace for some coffee or tea on a Saturday afternoon.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nice park even on a rainy day. It's not huge, but good for a short break from the grey and concrete of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting at black friday evening, this park is quite busy with pedestrians and shoppers after weariness of walking for the best deals in shopping districts. It' quite safe and well lit with enough benches to sit relaxed while seeing the surrounding traffic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang around especially with a kid. He can roam around and play with other kids. Fresh and nice views too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Although you might think by the name that this is some sort of botanical garden, it is really a city park (although, of course, like most other city parks it does have its fair share of flowers, trees and other plants). It is located right behind the Moscone Convention Center South and across from the San Francisco Museum of Modern... More 

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