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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 setting and views

great place for walks and taking kids and dogs. nice walking paths and facilities... during Fleet Week, there are several places with great views

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

great place for walks and taking kids and dogs. nice walking paths and facilities... during Fleet Week, there are several places with great views

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Port Angeles, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

While all the tourists stroll around SF, piers, Haight/Ashbury, if you're looking for an out of the way place to enjoy history, views, and a unique place to hang out...definitely check out the Presidio!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Officer's Building has been renovated. It is worth the visit to see the historic adobe building. Many sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy grace the Presidio. Hiking trails, adventure and a hike to the Golden Gate Bridge can be made through trails and paths in the Presidio. A wonderful place to visit.

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Woodinville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

As a child, our family used to come to the Presidio on Sunday afternoons, when it was closed to car traffic, so cool memories. Now that the base is closed & it's been converted to a National Park, it's absolutely amazing! I'd love to come back & rent a house in, or nearby, for a month!

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Jupiter, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Phenomenal views, tons to do, family friendly and a Yoda fountain!!! Visited San Fran for the second time, we drove through this huge complex the first time and didn't know what it was all about. It is close to the golden gate, and easy just to pass through, but there's do much to it! Besides photo ops, the park has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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354 reviews 354 reviews
36 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit with a good history to discover but not sure what else there is to do? We spent a couple of hours looking around and it's worth a visit.

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boulder, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A must see to appreciate this beautiful former Army facility and it's history in San Fransisco. The restoration of the old barracks and facilities into modern offices, restaurant and public spaces is extraordinary. Don't miss the walk to the Golden gate Bridge.

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Rainbow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This area has beautiful views overlooking the bay as well as local architecture. The walking trails are steep with many stairs and an abundance of gorgeous plantings.

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Somers, New York
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66 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Strolled through here on a recent sunny afternoon. I really like the tall trees, shady walkways, and the plantings and flowers. If you walk through to the west, the ocean views are really nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a great place to visit, some beautiful views, so much history,.....and the bonus of the Lucas Museum....a must see for Star Wars fans!

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