Salesforce Park: Free gondola ride and play area - 510 Families
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Salesforce Park: Free gondola ride and play area

Given how expensive most Bay Area attractions have become, I was absolutely stunned to learn that an outing to Salesforce Park, including a ride in the glass gondola, is free. Located at Mission and Fremont Streets, at the base of the future Transit Center, the gondola operates from 8 am to 8 pm and there is no ticketing required. Website for updated hours and details >>

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Find the Salesforce gondola at the corner of Fremont and Mission and ride it up to the rooftop | Photo: J. Currier

The short ride takes guests up to Salesforce Park, a beautifully landscaped rooftop garden with a strolling path, multiple play structures, access to restrooms, and abundant seating areas. The entire park sits a couple of stories above street level.

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Salesforce Park walking path | Photo: Kat Choi

Community activities are on a schedule, including family-centric programming, such as Free Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories which is slated for every Sunday in September.

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Salesforce Park is like an open-air library where you can settle in with a book | Photo: Whitney Moss

Several of our contributors have taken their children on this outing, where the only expense is either your BART fare or parking. One reader said, “Taking a double-decker Transbay bus and then going to this park has been the highlight of my 2-year old’s life.” Add Salesforce Park to your September bucket list!

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Exploring Salesforce Park, “floating utopia.” | Photo: Julia Gidwani

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