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Say “Yes!” Or “I Do!” in the Parks

Golden Gate Bridge

In the Golden Gate National Parks you can do it all—bike, windsurf, hike, ride a horse, bird watch, and even get married! Looking for the perfect place to hold an outdoor ceremony? Look to your parks—there’s a spot to match any personality! more >>

February 2013 | 3 Comments | Leave a comment

Don't Tip the Scales: Hike a Park Trail


It’s the big eating season. Here in the Golden Gate National Parks you can have your cake (umm, pie) and eat it too. Manage the holiday feasting and stress with three great park trails that will have you feeling fine and ready to dine (again)! more >>

December 2012 | Leave a comment

Top 10 Creepiest Critters in the Parks

Jerusalem Cricket

Life is not all river otters and coyote pups. Some organisms in these national parks simply give us the heebie-jeebies—justifiably or not. With Halloween a few days away, here’s our list of the scariest and grossest creatures. For the squeamish, turn away. For the stout-hearted, read on—if you dare. more >>

November 2012 | 10 Comments | Leave a comment

Well-Spoken: Seven Sensational Bike Rides

09 Well Spoken: Six Sensational Bike Rides

We asked a panel of bike experts for their favorite rides in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on for the full prescription from these cycle-ologists: directions, descriptions, tips, and more. Then put your mettle to the pedal and get out there! more >>

September 2012 | 6 Comments | Leave a comment

Four Must-Reads for Innovation and Insight

09 Four Must Reads for Innovation and Insight

As the summer draws to a close and the Institute at the Golden Gate moves into its next phase of programming, the team is reading a number of great sources for inspiration. What are the staff’s essential end-of-summer reading picks? more >>

September 2012 | Leave a comment

Ten Boredom-Busting Park Adventures for Kids

Ten Boredom-busting Park Adventures for Kids

The kids are antsy and the beginning of the school year is weeks and weeks and weeks away. Not to fear—the Golden Gate National Parks are here and near! Here are 10 fun and affordable ways to get the kids outside, in nature, and happily exhausted by the end of each endless summer day. more >>

July 2012 | Leave a comment

7.5 Ways to Celebrate the 75th

7.5 Ways to Celebrate the 75th

You have 75th anniversary fever. You’ve assembled your International Orange outfit. You’ve baked Bridge-shaped cookies. You’re forming Bridge towers out of your mashed potatoes. Now what? Here are the top seven-and-a-half ways to celebrate this momentous year for the Golden Gate Bridge—that international icon in the heart of our national parks. more >>

May 2012 | Leave a comment

A Bloomin' Good Time


A dry and relatively warm winter means the wildflowers are popping early this year! In March, the parks start unfolding their spectacular spectrum of color. Read on for our park botanists’ favorite petal-peeping spots. more >>

March 2012 | Leave a comment


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