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Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
+1 415-561-5300
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Ranked #29 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Knislinge, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours walking through the Presidio, looking to locate the house where a friend lived in with his family when he was stationed there back in the late 50's. He gave us the address and we set off on foot without a map, which was deliberate because we wanted to explore the area, taking pictures as we... More

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St Louis, MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yes, Disney has a new exhibit in the Presidio. This is now a beautiful park. Great hiking and super location for history buffs. National Cemetery, free hop on and hop off bus, Fort Point and much more. Beautiful scenery and even lodging options. A must visit when in San Francisco.

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NYC
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293 reviews 293 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What an amazing place to take a walk and even stop for a picnic. it is a beautiful park with great views of the bay and golden gate bridge. To my understanding the park has had many changes and is now a great place for families, friends, and activities. It was less crowded then golden gate park and I think... More

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Bend, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Presidio is one of the most amazing places in San Francisco. Walking, biking, driving - so much to see and everything is beautiful and new around each corner. History is everywhere here. A real photo-buff's dream. Pack a picnic and plan to spend a few hours - costs you nothing and it is a great way to spend a... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is so out of the past you expected at any moment that a regiment of troops would come marching past. Lots of history here and a DONT MISS when you're in the area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My mom and I walked through on a Sunday morning and it was just magic. So quiet and calm and beautiful - a photographer's dream! We admired the scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and also visited the Disney museum. Definitely plan your trip on a Sunday because Crissy Field turns into a massive picnic with families and dogs... More

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USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The grounds around the Presidio are amazing. Good place to ride a bike and make some stops to enjoy the views and the grounds.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I headed over to the Presidio with a friend to see the Mary Blair exhibit at the Walt Disney Museum and, as always, was taken in by the amazing views from the Parade Field. The Presidio has been so well-maintained just as fits a proud retired military official...the ground are immaculate, the living quarters look pristine, and the renovations fit... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Even though I hear you cannot buy here, only rent, this former Army area is a treasure. Beautiful grounds, housing, walking areas, parks and even their own golf course

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great views. So much to see and do. The beaches, the houses, the bridge... Well worth the time spent there.

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