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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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Fort Mason is a spacious area that is perfect for conferences and large events. It is located close to the water and has amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge (especially at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fort Mason is a spacious area that is perfect for conferences and large events. It is located close to the water and has amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge (especially at sunset!) and the Bay in general.

Thank theprincessandqueen
Los Angeles, California
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1,607 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From Army base to wonderful green space the Ft. Mason area offers super vistas of the Bay plus nice walkways. I like to park here and walk over to the Fisherman's Wharf area, as it's quite scenic and fun. You'll enjoy. ...

Thank David B L
Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I stumbled upon this attraction after walking down from my hotel to the bay, and was lucky enough to pick up a free 'Fort Mason History Tour' booklet and map from the Fort Mason Center (Landmark Building A). It filled in 45 minutes nicely in mid-afternoon when I had nothing planned. Most things close at 4pm but the series of... More 

Thank William S
San Jose, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Free, easy parking. Walk to the nearby neighborhood for the bus. Cross over the hill for quick access to Ghiradelli square and fisher mans wharf. The views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge are lovely. Every spring and fall the SF library offers an awesome book sale. Visit on the final Sunday of the sale for dollar book sales.

Thank VictoriaK2
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Sunday Farmers' Market, craft fairs and annual SF Library Book Fair are fantastic. Also, small art galleries and Greens restaurant make this a terrific destination when visiting San Francisco.

Thank mmathisolson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My boyfriend had traveled all of Europe in hostels and I had never experienced it before. He found this quaint little place on the internet and we were able to upgrade to have our own closed-door private hostel room. It was the perfect way to ease into the hostel-travel-lifestyle for me and we had absolutely immaculate views the entire time... More 

Thank Anna F
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A major embarkation point for US troops heading overseas. Now really well kept and interesting to visit.

Thank Clive1234x
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

On a good day, this is a wonderful place to take a walk, or bike around the park, or play with your dog and have some really nice views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. I wouldn't put it on the top list of must do's in San Francisco but definitely worthy if you are in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The walking and biking area is a good vantage point for views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge!

Thank Expat1198
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went there to check out the farmer's market which was great. Walked around the area and people watched. A lot of cyclist around especially those that rented bikes to cross the bridge.

Thank Martin A

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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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