We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Yerba Buena Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
SoMa
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 701 Mission Street, Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: +1 415-541-0312
Website
Today
06:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Description:

Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone...

Five acres of shade trees and murmuring fountains which adjoin the Moscone Convention Center.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 15.00*
and up
San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 212 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Green park amid the downtown buildings

Visiting at black friday evening, this park is quite busy with pedestrians and shoppers after weariness of walking for the best deals in shopping districts. It' quite safe and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
berm1974
,
Bangkok
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 131: English reviews
Bangkok
Level Contributor
468 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting at black friday evening, this park is quite busy with pedestrians and shoppers after weariness of walking for the best deals in shopping districts. It' quite safe and well lit with enough benches to sit relaxed while seeing the surrounding traffic.

Helpful?
Thank berm1974
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang around especially with a kid. He can roam around and play with other kids. Fresh and nice views too.

Helpful?
Thank Noi O
Level Contributor
91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Although you might think by the name that this is some sort of botanical garden, it is really a city park (although, of course, like most other city parks it does have its fair share of flowers, trees and other plants). It is located right behind the Moscone Convention Center South and across from the San Francisco Museum of Modern... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MerelyATourist
Columbus, Georgia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had the best time at this festival on September 3rd. Outside in the sunshine. Wonderful big band music. Wonderful singers and great dancers. Best of all it was free. It goes on until October 30 with different types of music being featured each Saturday. If you are in San Francisco, Don't miss it!

Helpful?
Thank Joyce L
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
240 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Yerba Buena Gardens always amazed me when ever I ride by it or walk through this huge park. There's always children and adults, each doing their own things! Adults could be sleeping, children running around, adults chatting on the bench,. with the Martin Luther King waterfall near by. Strolling by there are plenty of choice activities. Going to the children's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Pontedera, Italy
Level Contributor
440 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

They are something special. When I get there I was surprised about the well mainteinence they did and I was really amazed about the building near it.

Helpful?
Thank Tommaso F
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is a lovely spot in the middle of the city where workers appear to sit outside to eat their lunch. There is a Martin Luther King Jnr memorial fountain and lawn, trees and benches. We walked through after visiting SFMOMA as it is just across the road from the Museum. Good spot to take photos of the SFMOMA building.

Helpful?
Thank SteveandSonya
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
716 reviews
417 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Yerba Buena is the jewel of downtown! Lo's of stuff for kids and adults - gardens, an ice rink, a carousel, the MLK Memorial and waterfall, beautiful green spaces, performance spaces, and great museums all around. Enjoy the heck out of it!

Helpful?
Thank Robert S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
166 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is such a great area to walk around and explore. The whole city is so clean and full of lovely people - just an all around joy!

Helpful?
Thank sunni2014
milton keynes
Level Contributor
329 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A beautiful oasis in the city centre. Waterfalls, fountain, statues, open space and walk ways with seats. A great place to sit in the sun and watch the world go by.

Helpful?
Thank donnyMiltonKeynes

Been to Yerba Buena Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yerba Buena Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
Explore this neighbourhood