Things To Do

Whatever you are looking for in a national park, chances are Golden Gate has it. There are so many trails, historic structures, natural areas, and public programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area that the hardest thing to do is decide which one to try. Whether you are making a full day trip, or just have two hours or less to spend in the park, here are some great activities to try!

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Trip Ideas

For more information about operating hours at the specific sites please refer to the Operating Hours and Seasons page.


Plan Ahead

  • Large metal shelves filled with boxes. These shelves are on a track and moved by a crank.

    Discover the history of the park on your own by exploring the many collections preserved here.

  • paper dragon

    Engage with the park through various art experiences and installations.

  • Pacific coast, tree lined, marin headlands

    Download the park app before your trip for tours, info, and more on your phone.

  • Camping

    Camp underneath the stars at one of our four sites in Marin Headlands.

  • Aerial view of Fort Baker building during lush spring time
    Eating & Sleeping

    Staying a while? Check out one of the park's partners or concessioners in the area.

  • People fishing on torpedo wharf at sunset

    Fish responsibly, get permit information and find the best places for fishing in the park.

  • red flower in foreground, lush hill, ocean and cloudy sky in background

    Taking to the trails is a fantastic way to discover all that the GGNRA have to offer

  • map of ggnra

    What park maps are available?

  • A baby seal hangs over pools edge, nose to nose with its reflection in the water
    Nearby Attractions

    Partners and organizations near Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Ranger Programs

    Get to know Golden Gate through Ranger-Led and Docent-Led Programs.

  • group of men and women gathered around fire on ocean beach
    Recreational Fires

    Recreational fires are permitted and regulated only at certain sites

  • Group of people walk along trail in mori point
    Self Guided Brochures

    Have more time to explore the park? Download a self-guided walking tour.

Last updated: February 12, 2024

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