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Address: San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone Number: +1 415-561-5300
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Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for...
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.
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Nice place to spend a few hours

A former military installation transformed into a nice park. Several overlooks worth stopping at -- particularly the one overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Washington DC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

A former military installation transformed into a nice park. Several overlooks worth stopping at -- particularly the one overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Paris
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187 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

One of my friends lives close to the park. When we are together, he enjoys taking his son out and walk in the park. It is a large and pleasant park, with a lot of plants, trees, pathways for running or riding bicycles.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you juat want to walk around and get some air - or want to bike the VERY tough hils - the Presidio of SF is a great place

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Cala Tarida, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A former military base. It is interesting to observe and some of the architecture is interesting. A lot of it has been converted into private offices, etc. It is close to the Golden Gate Bridge, so if you are going to go there, you should take a look at this also. It is enjoyable to see. Hire car required as... More 

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la
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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

San Francisco has so many large parks to see. On weekends the populace pack into the Presidio area since being given back by the armed forces to public use. Hiking, biking and walking trails are everywhere. The views of the bay are fabulous as well.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved the cycle through the Preside except for the hills in the heat. Felt tranquil and maintained it s character.

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Destin, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Able to get fresh fruit and organic snacks for the hotel room. Fresh seafood lunch and lots of local fare

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Presidio is a real gem. Its Lombard gate is right across from a bus stop, and since San Francisco has such an excellent transit system with extensive and efficient connectivity, this is a plus. As soon as we entered the park in the morning, we were met with the aroma of eucalyptus and the chatter of parrots. We also... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge here, and so nice to walk around and enjoy a nice day. Also a great place to ride a bike, and you can rent bikes to do this, too.

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Seattle, Washington
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235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In San Francisco the historic Presidio sits at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a military base for many years, and was the site of the Letterman Army Medical Center, a high-rise teaching hospital. Currently, the former base is operated by the US Park Service, and is the home to Lucas Digital Media, and other tech... More 

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