Hidden Gems of Golden Gate Park: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Depature: Golden Gate Park
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes
Access: Lifetime access
Event: Hidden clues to unravel


A local storyteller leads you on a fascinating walking tour that plays out as a game. Follow the tour’s clues as you visit Golden Gate Park’s attractions and unravel the mystery.

What’s Included

  •  Guided walking tour by local storytellers
  •  Hidden clues to unravel the mysteries of Golden Gate Park
  •  Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
  •  Visit top attractions like the de Young Museum, AIDS Memorial Grove and Japanese Tea Garden
  •  Explore hidden gems like the Shakespeare Garden, WWI Gold Star Mothers Stone and Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

What’s Not Included

  •  Meals or beverages
  •  Transportation
Notice : Take this self-guided walking tour at your own pace, using your phone as your guide. Golden Gate Park is most enjoyable from mid-morning through late afternoon when it’s not rainy.


After completing this walking tour, you’ll be amazed by what you’ve discovered about one of the best urban parks in the world.

Larger than New York’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park is a cultural hotspot with attractions like the de Young museum, California Academy of Sciences, Botanical Gardens and sunny picnic areas. It is also home to many lesser known features, tucked away in forested corners of the park.

This quest takes you to experience ten spots woven into a mystery from 1962. In the story, you take on the persona of a hardened criminal who has just escaped from Alcatraz Prison. While everyone presumed you drowned, you managed to make it to shore and into Golden Gate Park.

In the park, you find that the pieces of your escape plan have been hidden by an accomplice. You must solve the clues to find the critical information and tools that will help you escape the city forever.

On the roughly one mile walking tour, you’ll visit the following sites:

  • Cervantes, Juniper Serra and Verdi memorial statues
  • WW1 Gold Star Mothers Stone
  • Shakespeare and Rose gardens
  • National AIDS Memorial Grove
  • de Young Museum
  • Japanese Tea Garden


Golden Gate Park is a not-to-be-missed open space in the heart of San Francisco. Solving this Questo mystery is the most entertaining way to see and explore attractions that you might not have discovered on your own. Leave time to explore the park’s many museums after you finish this self-guided walking tour.


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