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Fort Mason Center

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Marina District
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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 441 3400
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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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.

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.

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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 

London, United Kingdom
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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.

Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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!

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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.

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Greenfield MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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