Urban Hike-Golden Gate Park/Botanical Garden/Stow Lake/Waterfall & Japanese Food

Join us for a great urban hike through beautiful Golden Gate Park visiting the S.F. Botanical Garden, Stow Lake, Waterfall & Strawberry Hill. Take in some of the most beautiful, scenic views in San Francisco. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

We will meet in Union Square at Bar Norcini for coffee & a meet & greet. At 3:15 pm, we will head to the start of the Panhandle by bus (15min), where we will start walking. We will walk through the Panhandle towards Golden Gate Park to explore the gorgeous S.F. Botanical Garden. Then, we hop across to Stow Lake & climb up the stairs next to the beautiful waterfall for some of the most picturesque & breathtaking views in San Francisco. From there, we hike up Strawberry Hill to get to the highest point of Golden Gate Park to catch a glimpse of the city & a great view of Ocean Beach. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. At around 7pm, we head into the Inner Sunset for some very good & affordable Japanese food & sushi (avg. $12-15 per person).

-- This is an advanced beginners to intermediate walk. We will be going at a moderate pace. --

AFTER URBAN HIKE: If 3 or more members are interested in going for dinner, then we will go to a local place nearby.

ORGANIZER FEE: An advanced fee of $2 is required via Paypal to join this event. (Or please message me or comment below if you would like to pay in person.) Sorry no refunds -- Please send payment as GIFT under the "personal" tab to:
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HOW TO FIND US: Cafe Norcini is a small cafe in the small lobby of Villa Florence Hotel. Usually, there are not too many people in this cafe so it won't be difficult to spot our group gathering around.

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  • James L.

    Thanks for great time yesterday on the hike. Sorry I could not stay for dinner, but hope everyone had a good time.

    1 · October 6

    • Cela

      That's okay! Thanks for helping & picking up Andrea. Hope you had a great time dancing!

      October 7

  • Cela

    Hey everyone, if you would like to get in touch with other members from our group yesterday, you can find them at the groups below. Also, you can always click my picture to find the groups. Hope to see you all soon at an upcoming event :)

    Other groups invited:

    SF Explore Fun & Food
    SF Random Adventurers
    SFBA Karaoke

    October 6

  • Cela

    This was such a great group! Everyone was so awesome & nice! Had so much fun from beginning to end -- walk/hike then dinner to karaoke :)

    1 · October 6

  • James L.

    I'll pay the fee in cash when I arrive at the meetup

    October 5

  • Cela

    Hi Members, I'm looking forward to walking/hiking with everyone Saturday & exploring & taking in the beauty of Golden Gate Park. Also, look forward to meeting everyone & a having a fun day together!

    Note: If you have a change in plans & need to cancel, please change your RSVP asap (or even last minute will be helpful) to let the group know. Thank you for your cooperation! :)

    October 4

  • Cela

    Hi Members,

    This will be a fun event! So far, we have about 20 members who will be joining us from a couple other meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day hiking, socializing & meeting new friends!

    October 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go, but hardly Strictly bluegrass is that day and I don't want to miss it! Golden Gate park is going to be very, very crowded!

    September 29

    • Cela

      Yes, it will be crowded on the east side where the music events usually happen. We will be on the other side of GG Park away from the concert. Usually it's pretty tame around stow lake the when Outside Lands was there.

      September 29

    • Cela

      Correction: They will be on the west side of Park Presidio Blvd/19th Ave at Speedway Meadow & we will be on the eastside. Hopefully like last time everyone will be over there & we will have the park to ourselves on the eastside :) Link: http://www.hardlystri...­

      September 30

  • Cela

    Ok, sure. Also, yes, Villa Florence is a couple blocks from Bart. See you there!

    September 30

  • Donna A.

    I would also like to pay in person...

    September 30

  • Donna A.

    Is the Villa Florence Hotel near Bart?

    September 30

  • Cheryll

    I would like to pay in person. Looking forward to the event.

    September 29

    • Cela

      Ok, sure. See you there!

      September 29

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup walking & exploring in Golden Gate Park. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!

    September 29

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