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Yerba Buena Gardens
— Esplanade & Gardens,
— Children's Creativity Museum
— Carousel, Ice-Skating, Bowling
— MLK, Jr Memorial & Waterfall
— Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

View of Yerba Buena Gardens and San Francisco skyline - San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens
4th & Mission Street, SF

Yerba Buena Gardens is one of the most beautiful park areas in downtown San Francisco — it's a fabulous place to enjoy a sunny day outside.

Tourists and locals alike flock here, especially during the week and on sunny days, to walk their dogs, jog, bicycle, sunbathe, or just hang out and people-watch.

Esplanade, Gardens and more!
Conveniently located in the South of Market area, Yerba Buena Gardens covers two square city blocks — one block features the following:

  • Esplanade (Grassy Meadow)
  • Beautiful Landscaped Garden
  • Fountains & Sculptures
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Memorial and Waterfall

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located behind a magnificent 50x20-ft waterfall (photo right) — it's quite spectacular. The memorial includes back-lit photos from the Civil Rights movement and 12 shimmering glass panels set in granite and inscribed with Dr. King's inspiring words.

Rooftop @ Yerba Buena Gardens
The Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens features:

SF's Only Indoor Heated Ice-Rink
Enjoy daily year-round ice-skating at San Francisco's only indoor, heated, ice-skating rink — fun for families and friends!

Bowling Center
The Bowling Center has 12 lanes and is open daily. It's a FUN venue for a Private Party or Corporate Event.

Historic Carousel
Built in 1906, the Carousel was originally from Playland-at-the-Beach where it ran for many years (1912-1972) before being brought to Yerba Buena Gardens. It is located next to Zeum museum.
Open daily 10am-6pm.

Yerba Buena Garden Restaurants
Yerba Buena Garden offers visitors a variety of fun restaurants and cafes, including:

Tea House in Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco

Church by Yerba Buena Gardens

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Sunbathing by the fountains at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Fountains Overlooking SMOMA

Yerba Buena Gardens Fountains - San Francisco, CA

View of SFMOMA from Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival takes place annually, from May to October. Enjoy over 200 FREE cultural events featuring music, dance and theater — fun for the whole family!

Yerba Buena Gardens
Festival Events

Yerba Buena Park

Marriott Hotel near Yerba Buena Gardens and Moscone Center

Yerba Buena Garden Hours
Open daily 6am-10pm
Admission is Free

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Yerba Buena Gardens

Metreon Center
- IMAX and AMC Theaters

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