Hello friends, I’m branching out with my writing for the travel web site UpTake.com, and will be doing more travel writing, including hotels recommendations and things-to-do articles about various vacation destinations. This is my first piece in the UpTake Attractions vertical :
When traveling to San Francisco, most people limit their touring of The City (this is how San Franciscans refer to their home) to the iconic, “San Franciscoey” places: Fisherman’s Wharf, the Cable Cars, Alcatraz, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower and Lombard “the Crookedest street in the world” Street. Others will head to its famous neighborhoods, such as the Haight-Ashbury District, Chinatown and North Beach. But if you have an extra day or two, and if you are blessed with good weather, you need to spend a day in and around Golden Gate Park.
The Park, an east-west rectangle of 1,017 acres of public grounds, splits the western half of the city and stretches to the Pacific Ocean. While its shape is roughly similar in shape to New York City’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park is about but 20-percent larger. It is more than three miles (5 km) long and about half a mile wide. If you make the trip to the park, you’ll be one of 13 million people who visit the park every year—making it third-most visited city park in the U.S. (Central Park in New York City and Lincoln Park in Chicago are first and second)—although they are not all tourists, as city residents put the park to use all year round.
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