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Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
+1 415-561-5300
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Ranked #34 of 373 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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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 NEW

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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318 reviews 318 reviews
109 attraction reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Coming here, I was dreading the drive and the parking but had absolutely no problems. I started off my day around noon, and my first stop was the Walt Disney Family Museum. There was so much parking, I thought the whole place was closed - everything was so quiet. I parked in the main post lot and parking all day... More

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Metro Detroit
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lots of people and dogs on a Sunny Sunday. Watching the wind surfers was amazing. It was easy to get a pickup via lyft from there.

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New Jersey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday. Went to the Disney Family Museum and then over to the Golden Gate bridge. The park has a free shuttle system which includes service from the Embarcadero. During the summer months there is a common area in fron of the Disney museum where locals gather to hang out. Lots of food vendors. You can definitely... More

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