Yerba Buena Gardens

Garden, Park, Plaza
745 Mission St (btwn 3rd & 4th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 820-3550
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm
6:00am - 10:00pm


  • Don't just admire the fountain - walk behind the falls to read inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Explore the gardens, which have a variety of great photo opportunities. Try going to the top, above the waterfall. If youre good, you might be able to capture the reflection of the city in the water.
  • Did you know? Yerba Buena was named in 1835 by English settler William A. Richardson. The name, Spanish for good herb, came from the wild mint that grew rampant in the hills.
  • sit in the park after getting fro-yo from IceBee right around the corner with a good book on a sunny day.
  • Genial para descansar un rato.
  • Awesome spot for an enriched sunbath.... With coffee for a sip
  • Check their website for a schedule free events such as concerts and art events on weekdays and weekends now through October. Lunch time entertainment.
  • nice place to just hang and listen to waterfall on a nice day (like today)
  • Useable restrooms :-)
  • sit on the grass and have a picnic
  • To put it in one word : Beautiful.
  • Free wifi in the Metreon dining area. Sit on the terrace or by the windows for a view of Yerba Buena Gardens and a more bustling city vibe.
  • Spark a spliff here before you go to the MOMA.
  • Discover Filipino cuisine every 2nd week of August for the Pistahan Festival, a fantastic celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine. Featuring world-class entertainment and dozens of food vendors.
  • The free concerts are always a good time.
  • (There's free wifi here - Yelp-a-Buena. Which makes it much nicer than hanging around outside a Starbucks to check your email when you haven't got any roamed data.)
  • Walk behind the waterfall.
  • Peaceful and nice checkout the butterflies
  • You've found my favorite downtown lunch spot. Buy a $5 sandwich from Whole Foods and then lay in the grass and read The Economist.
  • make sure the grass is dry and there's no smooth jazz bands playing

Nearby places

151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St)
730 Howard St (btwn 3rd & 4th St)
135 4th St Ste 3000 (at Mission St)