Set Current Location
This seven-acre sanctuary is a tribute to the memory of those lost to this so-far incurable disease. Located on the east end of Golden Gate Park, the grove was conceived in 1989 by a group of San Francisco residents and received national status by President Clinton and Congress in October 1996. Renovation for the Memorial began in 1991 and it is a beautiful landscape with thousands of new trees, plants, six flagstone gathering areas, 15 benches, and numerous granite boulders. Today it is the site of memorial services, reflection, and events such as World AIDS Day.
The Conservatory of Flowers, located in Golden Gate Park, transports you from the city to a tropical rain forest, minus the exotic animals. The five galleries within the conservatory include the Lowland Tropics, Plotted Plants, Aquatic Plants, Highland Tropics and an ever changing special exhibit. The Conservatory of Flowers displays plants and flowers in its unique environment, offers guided school tours and is available to rent for corporate events and weddings. This gallery of flowers is a must see for any nature or horticulture lover.
Wood Line by Andy Goldsworthy is a unique phenomenon that showcases the collaboration of man and nature. In 2011, Andy laid out Eucalyptus branches intertwined by Cypress trees, to create a sinuous line along Lover's Lane, the oldest footpath in Presidio. This marvelous sculpture fills the empty space created by the decline in the Cypress trees and is described by Andy as 'drawing the place'. Known for his organic art around the world, this spectacular piece displays how man and nature can work together in mysterious ways.
The Filbert Steps are said to be one of the most famous stairways of San Francisco. The length of the steps and the magnificent garden views that they provide is truly impressive. The steps cover the areas of Telegraph Hill to Montgomery Street and across from Montgomery Street median and down to Sansome Street. The art deco buildings alongside the steps are a delight for your eyes as well.
Levi's Plaza Park is a neat and clean park located in the residential neighborhood of the Embarcadero. While you'll find a handful of fine restaurants neighboring this park, you might prefer to opt for a bagged lunch - this grassy knoll is the perfect spot for a midday picnic. Stroll across the plush lawn or take your pet for a walk during the mornings and evenings. Simply relax under the shade and read a book, or just take in the soothing ambiance of this quiet park. The streams and fountains add to the serenity of this place and the constantly-present security guards make sure you are not disturbed.