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Presidio of San Francisco

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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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Great place to sit down, relax, take a walk and enjoy life. When it is windy,it may be a good idea to have a jacket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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sydney
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to sit down, relax, take a walk and enjoy life. When it is windy,it may be a good idea to have a jacket.

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Richmond Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There were many interesting architecture and views in the Presidio. We drove past by accident after failing to find parking at the South Vista Point of the Golden Gate Bridge. Very underrated and this should make a good walk.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

On our journey to baker beach from SFO we walked through Presidio on a Sunday. There is the grëat picnic time area for especially the locals.I was completely crowded but with lots of imbiss and snack points.For Europeans this is somehing to skip in my view.

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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My trip to Presidio is one that took me back in time! As soon as you enter the narrow road, you'll be welcomed by the refreshing and earthy scent and beautiful sight of tall trees. As you drive through, you will see once-military buildings that are now offices and such. We visited on a Sunday in September when Presidio Off... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

EVery Sunday they have a picnic on the Main Lawn at the Presidio. Lots of wonderful food trucks. Fun!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Honestly, Walt Disney couldn't have imagined the diversity of The Presidio. In fact, a museum inside this U.S. National Park is dedicated to his genius. But, that's getting ahead of the story. For thousands of years, Ohlone people inhabited a vast area of Northern California...until the arrival of Spanish Missionaries changed everything in the 1770s. Find out more in the... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Biked from Pier 39 to the Presido then on to Golden Gate Park before going over the bridge. Presido is such a unique spot to explore and worth going through. We even stopped to view the Spire on the way up the hill to Golden Gate Park.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with a family member, Mexican place, I forget the name. Good, but expensive. Disney family museum was interesting.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Presidio of San Francisco is an amazing mix of just about everything you might hope for for a exciting and unique day in the San Francisco Bay Area. + Lucas Films BEAUTIFUL complex of buildings, gardens, and open space. + Giant green lawns for relaxing. + Off The Grid food trucks for an amazing lunch picnic. + Plenty of parking.... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice view of the Bay Bridge. It was very wiindy up here but well worth the view. Took a lot of great photos

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