After picking up hot dogs from Underdog, we stopped at the top of Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park for lunch. Beautiful view, fresh air, no one else in sight. GG Park offers a much more secluded escape than Central Park in NYC.
Afterwards, we stopped by Huntington Falls, visited the Chinese pagoda (a gift from Taipei), and wandered around Stowe Lake. John and I have always wanted to rent row boats and finally had an opportunity to do so. I feel like I got a good workout from the rowing!
We then moseyed over to the de Young museum, where we got married almost five years ago. After a visit to our special spot in the sculpture garden, we went up to the tower to take in the view. Visiting the tower is free, so you should definitely do that if you’re in GG Park.
I wanted to visit the Japanese gardens, but the tickets wouldn’t have be worth it as it was already fairly late. Instead, we stopped by the Shakespeare Garden. It’s small, but very charming with an elegant iron gate at the entrance and rustic sundial in the middle of the garden.