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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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It is such a beautiful place. It is the best place in whole San Francisco. Cafe's and museums around, few blocks away it is national cemetery. A lovely view of Alcatraz. Loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is such a beautiful place. It is the best place in whole San Francisco. Cafe's and museums around, few blocks away it is national cemetery. A lovely view of Alcatraz. Loved it even the air seems so fresh

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice "oasis" near the San Francisco waterfront. As it is owned by George Lucas & home to his film businesses there are some neat statues to film pioneers & of course Yoda.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of nature and historical sites, then a trip to the Presidio might be for you. Even if you're not a huge fan of nature and historical sites, you may consider driving through for some amazing views of the city and coastline. This former military base was transferred to the National Park Service in the 1990s.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just a stunning spot in San Francisco....and a fantastic spot for history buffs if you happen to visit the tiny museum where artifacts from successive layers of habitation have been unearthed. Quiet, peaceful, stunning.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

had a great walk along this old disused railway track,stopped fequently to admire fantastic scenery and views,only downside was the housing estate i got lost and there was no signs...some great sandy beaches too

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came here on the HOHO bus tour. The Presidio has not been used as a military base for some years and many of the buildings have been modernised. The tour gave us plenty of information relating to the history of the Presidio and it still holds a lot of fascination.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The area has been made into residential space with apartments and private homes and is open to the public. Two restaurants are quite good. The national cemetery is large and can be accessed by car during daytime hours. Markers date to 1912. Views from this area of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge are second to none!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Presidio is no longer a military base, but the buildings remain and the homes are now privately owned. The park is very nice with rock climbing and other activities. There are often food trucks, but they were just setting up when we were there. Good views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a jacket. It's windy.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We did a wonderful hike through the park. From the top at lovers lane trail all the way through to the marina. Lots of activity in the park and beautiful scenery.

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

These days the Presidio has been modernizing many of the buildings. I have seen smaller concerts and wine fairs here. Be prepared to walk up hills to access some areas.

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