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Fort Mason Center

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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Sunday market

Leisure walk from Town to Fort Mason to the Sunday event there. Food trucks selling various food and Sunday markets where you see all kinds of stuffs from local designer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in San Francisco, hadn't visited what is now called the Fort Mason Art and Cultural Center in a few years. Actually part of the Golden Gate National Parks system, it's a beautiful location with oodles of history. I visited twice recently, once to attend the grand opening of Flax Art Materials, (when I stumbled into the Urban Epicurean... More 

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Thank Mary J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Leisure walk from Town to Fort Mason to the Sunday event there. Food trucks selling various food and Sunday markets where you see all kinds of stuffs from local designer. Refreshing...

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Thank Joel o
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Today we were fortunate enough to enjoy this sound installation/sculpture at Fort Mason in Building A. It was absolutely magnificent and I would urge anyone who is in the vicinity to book your ticket and go to this event. It goes on until January 18th. Doesn't take long to experience it and is never to be forgotten.

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Thank CaliforniaNana
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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.

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Thank theprincessandqueen
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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. ...

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Thank David B L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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Thank William S
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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.

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Thank VictoriaK2
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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.

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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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