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Get Outside
Fly a Kite in the Park
Where
Marina Green Park
Neighborhood
Marina/Cow Hollow

As the infamous Mary Poppins taught us long ago, flying a kite can inspire the most grumbling of grouches into song and dance. So grab a sweeping Marina field, a windy day, and a kite – and see if "Let's Go Fly a Kite" doesn't pop into your head.

Insider’s Tip

Parking is a breeze (literally) at this seaside stop, so why not make a day of it? With its sweeping bridge views, the park is a perfect place for a picnic – just remember to pack extra jackets for the exhilarating kite-soaring gusts of wind.

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Aside from time travel, there may be nothing more effective at reclaiming one’s youth than spending an afternoon flying a kite. At the Marina Green, runners, dogs, and families gather to soak in the Golden Gate Bridge vista and ongoing stretch of oceanside greenery. And in a place as windy and sunny as San Francisco’s Marina, the conditions are tailor-made for aerial adventures.

Before heading to the beckoning breeze of the Marina, the young-at-heart stop by Chinatown Kite (located, not surprisingly, in Chinatown) to peruse the aisles of soaring toys. Whether it’s an airborne Snoopy or a fire-breathing aerodynamic ninja-kite, there’s a kite for every enthusiast. And once airborne, these kites put the “extreme” in extreme kite flying, so visitors are quickly reminded why the once leisurely endeavor is a full contact sport when it comes to the Marina.

Marina Green Dr
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 831-2700
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PHOTO CREDIT
Todd Lappin