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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 #26 of 385 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Love what has been done to Preserve the Presidio maintain the buildings and making the museums, restaurants, exhibitions, hotel but for the most part even though it is no longer a military base is being maintained as part of San Francisco history and part of the park.

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San Francisco
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Presidio has numerous points of interest in a park like setting,. It contains the recently renovated Officer's Club that encloses part s of the oldest building in San francisco, it contains Ft. Point, a civil war era fort that guarded the entrance to San Francisco Bay and was the site of a memorable scene from Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Vertigo,... More

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Fishertown PA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you like to hike and want to see a side of San Francisco that many tourists never experience , visit The Presidio . . . There are many trailheads , as well as trails in general , that are located within The Presidio or run through it . There are coastal trails as well as inland trails . .... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wow! The Presidio is big and there's a lot to do there. Unfortunately, we were limited on time at the Presidio but we did have a chance to walk along almost the entire east side along the water and through Crissy Field Marsh. We took the San Francisco Bay Trail and started walking near the Beach Hut Cafe and walked... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on a walking tour with Gail. This involved the history of the Presidio area. It was very informative and a beautiful walk. There were many young people in the central green park area. An extra bonus (that we did not anticipate!) was that the air force jets and the Blue Angels were performing. So, we could learn about... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The former military establishment is now a huge warren of housing developments, museums and stunning buildings. It also affords great views in some places. The Palace of Arts is sometimes mistaken by visitors as the Presidio itself, but it is a stunning building that has been restored to its former glory and is well worth visiting. Weekends always see some... More

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Malibu, California
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Returned to San Francisco to re-discover The Presidio. Revitalized & Exquisite Unparalled Views. Be sure to go along Arguello and Park Presidio. The Western side views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific are breath-taking. Be amazed as the views go from foggy to blue sky and white clouds. Enjoy via walking, biking, driving. Thank you!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Possibly the most important place in all of California, though Yosemite might be up there. No joke - 100's of years of multiple types of history, nature and every type of eco-system and microclimate you could imagine. If you like hiking, biking, arts, museums, fun, food, activities, etc - it's all here. If you like public art, whether modern or... More

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I enjoyed memories-looking at the old cannons from the 17th century (or are they replicas?) when the Presidio was a Spanish army base, the interior of the club showing periodic renovations with adobe walls still beneath the wainscoted walls beneath the Mission Revival style plaster walls of the mesa room...There is a new Ohlone basket made for the exhibition to... More

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36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Presidio has a beautiful view of San Francisco! There wasn't much to do there when we went, but the day was gorgeous as well as the view. The grounds are interesting and have an interesting history. I guess there are museums there, but we were too late to visit any of them.

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