Looking for a weekend getaway? Try Golden Gate Park out for size.

Not every biking adventure requires a trek to the mountains or going off-road. Golden Gate Park, which is located in San Francisco, is teeming with gardens, museums, art, flowers, trees, lakes, birds, and wildlife—all worthy of exploration, and all made easier from the seat of your OYAMA folding ebike. Just drive your car to the park (or to a nearby hotel where you can stay for the weekend) and leave it behind so you can embark on your mini adventure to Golden Gate Park atop your OYAMA folder.

About the Park

Golden Gate Park is third most visited park in the United States. Most of the park is free to visit during the day, but some popular attractions charge admission, including the deYoung Museum, California Academy of Sciences, and the Conservatory of Flowers.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this park features a paved bike trail that runs through ample green space. Better yet, if you ride on Sunday, the main entrance is closed to cars, so you’ll feel freer to explore.

Highlights

Academy of Sciences: The California Academy of Sciences is one of the largest, most innovative, and most eco-friendly natural history museums in the world. It showcases prehistoric exhibits, astronomical wonders, fantastic gems and minerals, and living examples of plants and animals. It includes an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, 3D theater, lecture hall, a scientific archive with more than 20 million specimens, two restaurants, a gift shop, and an adjacent garden and aviary.

Japanese Tea Garden: The Japanese Tea House and Garden is a favorite stop for visitors and has been since its inception as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Originally planned as a one-acre Japanese style garden, it is now the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. It features an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, a zen garden, and cherry blossom trees that bloom throughout March and April.

Buffalo Paddock: Located next to Spreckels Lake, you can watch a herd of American bison roaming an enclosed field. Since the 1890s, the bison have inhabited the park as an homage to the American west.

Conservatory of Flowers: One of the most photographed attractions in San Francisco, The Conservatory of Flowers has been a popular destination for park visitors for more than a century. It is the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the main sights include a lowland tropics jungle, a highland tropics jungle, cascading waterfalls, numerous aquatic and seasonally changing potted plants, golden trumpet plants from Brazil, and queen’s wreath plants from Central America.

De Young Museum: Founded in 1895 and now housed in a state-of-the-art new facility opened in 2005, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Golden Gate Park Carousel: No visit to the Park would be complete without a ride on the carousel. Since the Koret Children’s Quarter (formally the Children’s Playground) opened in 1888, there have been three carousels at Golden Gate Park. The current one was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and it features a dragon, camel, giraffe, ostrich, tiger, and of horses.

Go Exploring with OYAMA

OYAMA folding ebikes offer the perfect solution for extending your time outdoors and away from traffic snarls and parking. OYAMA ebikes (such as the OYAMA CX E8D and CX E8D Version II) fold up small enough to go wherever you go, are big enough to offer a safe and comfortable ride, and all models come with a set of rear racks, so you can bring some gear along too.

With more than 50 years of mechanical and design expertise, OYAMA Bikes builds 200+ varieties of practical, functional, and innovative folding bikes for active mobile cyclists. Known for their amazing ride quality and functionality, OYAMA bikes offer quality, utility, comfort, and style and are distributed in the United States by Foldaway Solutions of Covina, CA.

Check an OYAMA bike out today . . . and let your dreams unfold