We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129 (SoMa)
+1 415-561-5300
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #27 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

196 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    112
    69
    15
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
14 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Until 1994 (and for the prior 200 years !), Presidio was a military installation. This owes to its strategic location - and its heights above the Pacific. Now a National Park, Presidio offers vistas, and acres of driving or walking streets/trails. Go here for both the historic site and great views !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

THREE installations by a genius land/installation artist. All free; accessible physically (although not for mobility impaired) and intellectually; excellent for kids. (you don't have to be a pointy-head to get Goldsworthy's art). His three pieces at the Presidio are "Spire:" a tall pointy assemblage of tree trunks out in the woods "Wood Line:" a line of tree trunks snaking through... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shakopee, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Easy access via Muni. Take advantage of the free shuttle over to Golden Gate Bridge. Visit on Sundays for the food truck festival near the Visitor Center.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just a $8 UBER ride from Fisherman's Wharf is the Presidio. Good chance to get away from the heavy tourist traffic and just stroll a bit, walk over to the Disney Family Museum, visit the Commissary. Healthy walk to the Golden Gate Bridge past the National Cemetery (1.4 miles on a walking path...no cars). Then walk back to Fisherman's Wharf... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed at Pacific Heights, a short walk to the Presidio, the park is huge and has a lot of trees which makes sighting of the Golden Gate Bridge a long walk. However if you walk to the Transit centre they have free buses that took us down to the Bridge viewing platform, and around the park. There is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fascinating and Captivating Historical Experience! Beautiful and Extremely well maintained. Spend a few hours or the entire day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hope on the bus and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to and from the Presidio. It's an oasis of green and quiet in the heart of a busy city. Stop by Letterman Drive and visit Lucas Film. Yoda is on top of a fountain in an unmarked courtyard across from the bus stop. A little jewel for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
141 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ventured into the Presido on our way to the Walt Disney Family Museum and got so much more out of our walk that we expected. The area is meticulously landscaped and preserved. If you are in the area, take a walk with your camera. There are a few historical plagues that help travelers understand more about the Presidio.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Knislinge, Sweden
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Louis, MO
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Presidio of San Francisco also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Presidio of San Francisco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Presidio of San Francisco?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing