Golden Gate Park is to San Francisco what Central Park is to New York: a massive rectangle of green in the middle of the city that connects diverse neighborhoods, displays local foliage and offers lots of kid-friendly entertainment in the form of museums, duck ponds, bike paths and animals. One of my favorite parts of Golden Gate Park is the buffalo herd that resides on a hilly area toward the west side of the park. Where else can you see a live buffalo these days? Other highlights include the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the de Young Museum of Art, which showcases some of California’s best known and more obscure contemporary artists. Bordered by Haight-Ashbury on the east and Ocean Beach on the west, Golden Gate Park is easy to incorporate into your visit.