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Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
+1 415-561-5300
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Ranked #31 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Military Bases/ Facilities, Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park with almost 1,500 acres... more » Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park with almost 1,500 acres of hiking and biking trails, beautiful beaches and stunning views. « less
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San Francisco, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I headed over to the Presidio with a friend to see the Mary Blair exhibit at the Walt Disney Museum and, as always, was taken in by the amazing views from the Parade Field. The Presidio has been so well-maintained just as fits a proud retired military official...the ground are immaculate, the living quarters look pristine, and the renovations fit... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Even though I hear you cannot buy here, only rent, this former Army area is a treasure. Beautiful grounds, housing, walking areas, parks and even their own golf course

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great views. So much to see and do. The beaches, the houses, the bridge... Well worth the time spent there.

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Bucks County, PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are in San Francisco on July 4th, drive to the Presidio and watch the fireworks from Crissy Field. Families go there and spend the day - lots of noise and games and general craziness. Great view of the fireworks going off all around the bay, and of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you park in the lot just... More

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Tracy, California
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101 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came to the Presidio with my family a month ago and it brought back a lot of memories. The Presidio has changed so much since I grew up here in the Bay Area and I have fond memories of this place. The former Army Base has been turned over to the National Parks Department and a lot of the... More

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Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I really enjoy visiting San Francisco as there is just such a variety of things to see and do in the city. But one of my favorite places and one that I tend to fit into each visit is The Presidio, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Hikers, bikers, birders, history buffs, photographers…there truly is something... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There are many different cultural and natural experiences to enjoy in this setting from sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, museums, music and food trucks and many wonderful walking, hiking, bike riding trails. As a decommissioned military base, there are wonderful old buildings that speak to the grandeur of times past.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Presidio is a wonderful place to learn history and enjoy the San Francisco outdoors. My family and I took the PresidioGo Shuttle from the Embarcadero area (check website for schedule and maps). The shuttle came on time - however, there is no sidewalk sign marking the bus stop so watch for a large city bus (with a green design... More

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USA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Presidio, a de-commissioned military base in SF, is filled with activities for both families and adults. There are many hiking trails, biking trails, and furthermore during the summer months on Sundays at the former Parade Grounds, you can sample gourmet food from world renown Bay Area food trucks. A wonderful day is a hike followed by a picnic. Park... More

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NJ-NY
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40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was a highlight for me. After a crazy life (most of the time), it was beyond heaven to be in such a pristine, beautiful place. Perfectly appointed buildings (was an old military base), Disney Museum, free bus rides within the Presidio (upper loop, lower loop) and a free express transit bus back to town after 5:30pm (get all buses... More

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