Street parking, valid for 3 hours, is available throughout the park. There are also several bus stops within Golden Gate Park. The California Academy of Sciences offers a discount to those who use public transit.
There are also numerous different gardens. Given San Francisco’s mild climate there is sure to be something in bloom no matter what time of the year you visit. Choosefrom the AIDS Memorial Grove, the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum(free), the Japanese Tea Garden, the Rose Garden (free), Shakespeare’s Flowers (free), and the Queen Wihelmina Tulip Garden.