Sunday, November 7, 2010


So it's a beautiful, sunny, Friday afternoon in San Francisco and you go for a stroll through Golden Gate Park with your sweetheart. You wonder, what could make this date even word.....carousel.

The 1912 Herschel-Spillman carousel located in GG Park is beautiful. Since it was first built, it has been on display at various parks across the country, until it stopped functioning in 1977 and a restoration process went underway, to spruce it up and bring it back to working order. The carousel reopened in the park in 1984 and has been taking visitors for a spin ever since.

We had a lot of fun as big kids and had a good laugh trying to take photos of each other as our horses bobbed up and down in opposite directions!

It's definitely worth paying a visit to the carousel for some good, old-fashioned, wholesome fun. It's something a little bit different, and is a pretty romantic date. The carousel is open Friday-Sunday during off-peak (winter) season, and I think it's open every day during the summer - it's probably a good idea to check times online before you head over there. So if you're in the mood to horse around (.......I thought it was funny....) then head to the park and check out this vintage ride.


  1. What a wonderful blog, so engaging from start to finish.

  2. What a wonderful date - so engaging from start to finish.... ;)

  3. aaawww....everyone loves a Merry-go-round!