One of the best things we’ve done for our family is to invest in memberships at varying museums and organizations. We’ve also generously been gifted memberships for birthdays and/or holidays. In my opinion, a membership is the perfect gift to give or receive, as a) it doesn’t clutter up your home, office, or vehicle; b) it allows you to visit places you may not have originally chosen; c) it offers places and activities for you to enjoy as a family; and d) it is the gift that keeps on giving!
My dad gifted us a membership to a botanical garden, which includes reciprocity to all American Horticultural Society organizations. On a chilly day in the city, my family and I decided the Conservatory of Flowers (located inside Golden Gate Park) was the perfect place to be in nature…minus the great (cold) outdoors.
The Conservatory is so pretty, inside and out! I love the winding paths through the plants and flowers, as well as how easy it is to scrutinize each detail, as many plants are at eye level. As a whole, the Conservatory is peaceful, relaxing, and smells wonderfully.
Admission is $8 per adult, and a tad discounted for children, seniors, and/or city dwellers. The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Parking can be a pain on weekends, but that’s San Francisco for you. Being that the Conservatory of Flowers is located in Golden Gate Park, you’ll have plenty of other options (California Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum, Japanese Tea Gardens, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Stow Lake, Buffalo Paddock, Koret Children’s Quarter Playground, and many alternative options) to make the most of your day.
Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA – http://conservatoryofflowers.org/