San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

This amazing park in the middle of the city is 20 percent larger than New York's Central Park. I could not believe my eyes when Liza told me that Golden Gate Park was once only sand dunes. Thanks to engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren, it is now a real oasis in the heart of the city. By 1875, about 60,000 trees, mostly Eucalyptus globulus, Monterey pine and Monterey cypress had been planted in order to stabilize the dunes.

We drove by the Conservatory of flowers, one of the most beautiful building in SF and headed to the Huntington Falls and Stow Lake, then went to ride the Carousel and visited the Arts Studio, where we got to see stained glass artists and jewelers at work that took the time to explain us how they created their art.