Cruise via boat, bike or on foot past stone bridges, Oriental architecture, ducks, geese, turtles, Great Blue Herons, and a waterfall as it cascades into an idyllic, donut-shaped lake right in the heart of Golden Gate Park.
On-site boat rental (row, pedal or electric) $20-$34 an hour via Stow Lake Boathouse (10am-4pm; (415) 386-2531; 50 Stow Lake Dr)
Skate or bike rentals $5-$75 via Golden Gate Park Bike & Skate (10am-6pm, generally; 3038 Fulton St)
Park open 5am-midnight
On-site cafe open 11am-4pm