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Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
+1 415-561-5300
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Ranked #28 of 377 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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Brisbane
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Pacific Heights, a short walk to the Presidio, the park is huge and has a lot of trees which makes sighting of the Golden Gate Bridge a long walk. However if you walk to the Transit centre they have free buses that took us down to the Bridge viewing platform, and around the park. There is a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fascinating and Captivating Historical Experience! Beautiful and Extremely well maintained. Spend a few hours or the entire day.

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Salem, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hope on the bus and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to and from the Presidio. It's an oasis of green and quiet in the heart of a busy city. Stop by Letterman Drive and visit Lucas Film. Yoda is on top of a fountain in an unmarked courtyard across from the bus stop. A little jewel for the... More

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
140 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ventured into the Presido on our way to the Walt Disney Family Museum and got so much more out of our walk that we expected. The area is meticulously landscaped and preserved. If you are in the area, take a walk with your camera. There are a few historical plagues that help travelers understand more about the Presidio.

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Knislinge, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Spent a couple of hours walking through the Presidio, looking to locate the house where a friend lived in with his family when he was stationed there back in the late 50's. He gave us the address and we set off on foot without a map, which was deliberate because we wanted to explore the area, taking pictures as we... More

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St Louis, MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yes, Disney has a new exhibit in the Presidio. This is now a beautiful park. Great hiking and super location for history buffs. National Cemetery, free hop on and hop off bus, Fort Point and much more. Beautiful scenery and even lodging options. A must visit when in San Francisco.

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NYC
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308 reviews 308 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What an amazing place to take a walk and even stop for a picnic. it is a beautiful park with great views of the bay and golden gate bridge. To my understanding the park has had many changes and is now a great place for families, friends, and activities. It was less crowded then golden gate park and I think... More

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Bend, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Presidio is one of the most amazing places in San Francisco. Walking, biking, driving - so much to see and everything is beautiful and new around each corner. History is everywhere here. A real photo-buff's dream. Pack a picnic and plan to spend a few hours - costs you nothing and it is a great way to spend a... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is so out of the past you expected at any moment that a regiment of troops would come marching past. Lots of history here and a DONT MISS when you're in the area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My mom and I walked through on a Sunday morning and it was just magic. So quiet and calm and beautiful - a photographer's dream! We admired the scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and also visited the Disney museum. Definitely plan your trip on a Sunday because Crissy Field turns into a massive picnic with families and dogs... More

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