The Yerba Buena Garden was expanded around the Masco Convention Center in 1981. It now includes the Art Center, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ansel Adams Photo Center and the Cartoon Museum of Art. Mexico Museum, California Social History Base and Children's Center are planned to be added. The center will have an ice skating rink and a bowling room.
Ever since the Jewish Contemporary Museum opened across the street, converting what was once a desolate plot of land into a beautiful open space, Yerba Buena Gardens has become one of my favorite places to relax in the city. With the MLK Jr. memorial and the occasional concert series, the green refuge serves as a vibrant and revitalizing break in an otherwise hectic and concrete work area. The restaurants above (Samovar and B Restaurant) are both remarkable and worth a trip as well.
Yerba Buena Gardens is in the middle of downtown but feels secluded and sweet. The perfect place to bring a picnic post shopping, museum, or movie. There are free concerts during the day in the summer. You'll always find some locals chillin' on the grass. The MLK Jr. Memorial is cool, and sounds peaceful from all corners of the park. Sadly, it's sometimes taken over by big conventions!
Yerba Buena Gardens is a lovely area in SoMa neighboring SFMOMA, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and The Metreon which is the new home to The City Target. There's a large grassy area that's great for enjoying a picnic or just laying out during a warm day. Once in a while, there are free performances and concerts. You'll also find a waterfall and moving memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. there.
Small long vacation and good friends come here to play, the air here is very good, there are many people to play. There are men and women, old and young, and some small couples. The temperature is hot these days, but sweating is still very good. They have a good time these days. Next time they will come here to play with good friends. Generally speaking, this trip is worth visiting.