De Young Museum is inside the Golden Gate Park. But, don’t be misled — the Golden Gate Bridge is still far away from from here. Yes, you can walk but good luck to you. I’d give my hats off if you’ll get there without complaining a bit.
Well, since it’s a museum, so you already know what it’s like inside. De Young is not an exemption. They’ve got ancient relics and contemporary stuff scattered across the building.
Tip for the Traveler:
My favourite place here is the Hamon Tower Observation Level. When you go inside, ask the guard where the Hamon Tower is. If the guard is somewhere, walk directly on your right side and find the elevator that takes you the Observation Level of the tower. It’s free.
The Golden Gate is behind that green-ish hill in the middle.
This is the panoramic view of San Francisco from Hamon Tower Observation Deck at De Young Museum.
The Science and Technology Center in front of De Young Museum has pretty interesting exhibits, too. It’s good when you go with your curious kids.
The well-manicured gardens are a good place for a romantic walk in the afternoon.
The California Academy of Sciences has 26 million specimens waiting for you to get to know.
Getting inside the Japanese Garden has a Price. Yes, capital P.
One of the contemporary exhibits inside De Young Museum.
And here’s one from an ancient civilization.
De Young Museum can be explored within 2-3 hours.