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Fort Mason Center

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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 441 3400
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A lovely walk on a good weather day...

We took a city bus from the Mission District and were able to get off at the end of the line which was quite nearby. (You do have to walk up hill from the bus stop.) The view is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

San Francisco visitors should not overlook Fort Mason that for 100 years was an army base, but now, as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is home to dozens of community serving non-profits from the Mexican Museum to the Magic Theatre to The Blue Bear School of Music. The Fort also houses Greens, San Francisco’s best vegetarian restaurant.... More 

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Greenfield MA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took a city bus from the Mission District and were able to get off at the end of the line which was quite nearby. (You do have to walk up hill from the bus stop.) The view is really delightful, and the few shops, a little Italian "museum," and a couple of restaurants are at the bottom of the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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184 reviews 184 reviews
132 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A lot of old forts and military establishments in San Fran. There is quite the walk up the hill to get to Fort Mason if you are coming from the Crissy field side.

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Vacaville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went for the orchid show and loved the veiw of the water. Very relaxing to walk around and look at the shops. Close parking is a little tuff at bigger events.

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A morning walk has never been better. If all you do is walk and see the scenery and views, you'll still remember it! Make time for this.

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Redwood City, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to the semi annual Chocolate Salon. Close in parking at a good rate for San Francisco and there are restaurants like Greens to visit as well. You can stroll the piers and watch the sailboats on the Bay. Good spot for that Golden Gate photo.

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San Francisco, California
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365 reviews 365 reviews
70 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Who would have thought that there a bunch of theaters, little museums, eateries and a bookstore tucked away here? I went to an Italian-language meet up at the Museo Italo-American recently, and returned on a weekend day to have takeout lunch from one of the little cafes and gaze upon the bay. Recommended and not super overrun with tourists.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fort Mason, which used to be a former US Army post (thus its name), is an event center along the waterfront in San Francisco. It is in the Marina District, close to Marina Park. Fort Mason today is in the area also known as the Golden Gate Natural Recreation area. Fort Mason is an active convention and exhibit center. We... More 

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Portland, OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fort Mason Center is a semi hidden gem in San Francisco. It is a lovely mile walk from the hectic pace of Pier 39. You can get lovely views of Alcatrez prison, the Golden Gate bridge and more. There are great restaurants like Greens and tons of little shops and galleries. This is a great place to rest between the... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Would really like to see this place get more shops and attractions, it's just a little sleepy. Nice vistas with the marina right next door, but would love to see more things to do and see.

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Additional Information about Fort Mason Center

Address: Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 441 3400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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