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Presidio of San Francisco

Address: San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
Phone Number: +1 415-561-5300
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Ranked #19 of 333 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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 of hiking and biking trails, beautiful beaches and stunning views.
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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Liked the view from every angle Didn't like the traffic getting there. Liked the open spaces for picnics!

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Avon, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Being a military brat I had the opportunity to visit this base when it was still an active Army Post. It has now been preserved and restored into businesses, restaurants, museums and housing. It is without a doubt one of THE MOST gorgeous pieces of land in San Francisco, in fact I would say in all of America. Take time... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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342 reviews 342 reviews
271 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We "accidentally" found the Barracks of the Presidio as we were driving and looking for parking space. There are FREE parking spaces in this area to use (guessed other visitors do not yet know about it) barracks to visit and climb plus trails to walk down to the water. We decided, however, not to walk these trails because there are... More 

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Murrieta, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

want to wind down a hectic day, take a stroll over to the Presidio and watch the sunset beyond the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This place is a must see by people visiting San Francisco. It was used by the U. S. Army and now the homes used by the Officers are rented to private citizens. The history behind this place is great, from the Native Americans, to Spain, to Mexico and now a private endowment with lots of volunteers running it. We had... More 

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Seattle, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We started at the officer's club, which has a great history exhibit for the Presidio itself. Deeply connected with the history of San Francisco. Also, the building is beautifully restored in glorious Spanish Colonial style - don't miss the adobe room near the entrance that shows you all the different phases. If you can afford the time and money, be... More 

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Redwood City, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a very nice side route on the way back to the hotel from the Golden Gate Bridge. looking at all the old military houses and buildings was very interesting. It kind of looked like a college which was funny.

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Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited here in 1976 as a young marine and while no longer military the former base is still inspiring and beautiful. Back to a day when life was much simpler. Love the new tenants like Disney productions

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Baltimore
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241 reviews 241 reviews
140 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The weather is San Francisco is usually so pleasant, it's lovely to have a big green space in the city where there is a lot to see and many places to just wander around. We were able to find traffic easily and spend a few hours just walking around and soaking it in. There are also many chances to see... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

a fun place to see what SF was like during the war years. The few times I've been there have been during the week when there isn't as much traffic and it's more relaxed.

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