Address: 899 Howard Street (between 3rd and 4th St.) Phone: 415-543-1275 Website: www.yerbabuenagardens.com . Hours: Daily from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. . Reviews: Google Places Average Rating: Yelp! Average Rating: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Yerba Buena Gardens is located above the Moscone Convention Center. It covers two square city blocks bounded by Mission, Folsom, Third and Fourth Streets. Click here to see a map. One block features a 2-1/2 acre grassy meadow (The Esplanade), an extensively landscaped garden, a 120 thousand-gallon waterfall, a memorial dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, several fountains and major works of public art. The Children’s block, or Rooftop, features the Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, an arts and technology museum for children and youth, a historic Carousel, Ice Skating and Bowling Centers, a two acre interactive play garden and much more. The site is also the home of five cafes and the Center for the Arts visual and performing arts buildings.
The larger neighborhood is also referred to as Yerba Buena Gardens. This area extends from 5th Street to 2nd Street and from Market to Harrison and is home to many art galleries, cultural institutions, entertainment, hotels, restaurants and many more activities for children and families. See the Yerba Buena Alliance website for more info.
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