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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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Beautiful setting for walking, biking, views of the bridge

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Athens, Greece
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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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Munich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Heathrow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

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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 

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Greenfield MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Vacaville, California
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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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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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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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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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