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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, which surrounds the San Francisco Bay area. It extends over 75,000 acres (304 km²) of land and water and is two-and-a-half times the size of San Francisco. It is one of the largest urban national parks in the world and one of the most visited national parks in the U.S., with over 20 million visitors a year.

The park contains such famous tourist attractions as Alcatraz and the Presidio of San Francisco, as well as extensive nature preserves, 28 miles (45 km) of coastline, and many islands. Other parks, monuments, and attractions administered as a part of the area include:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is not synonymous with Golden Gate Park, which is an urban park located entirely within San Francisco and managed by the city.

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