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This Underrated Park Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Place In San Francisco

Everyone talks about Golden Gate Park, but what about its smaller sibling on the opposite side of the city? Established in 1927 and named after the “Grandfather of Golden Gate Park,” John McLaren Park is San Francisco’s second largest green space. It has long been a hidden gem, and recently it’s gone through a bit of a renovation, making it an even more attractive urban playground. Here’s why this underrated park just might be one of the most beautiful places in San Francisco.

Have you made it to McLaren Park yet? What do you think is the most underrated park in San Francisco? There are over 220 of ’em, after all!

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (