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Fort Mason Center

Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
415 441 3400
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Ranked #109 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Art Museums, Marinas
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Moreno Valley, California
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354 reviews 354 reviews
69 attraction reviews
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

As most San Francisco military reservations transition to civilian use, this gem offers great views of City and Bay in a well-manicured setting of fine pre-earthquake mansions that housed the brass (high-ranking generals) and their immediate staff. Come early, as parking can be a challenge at Fort Mason. A cable-car trip here is preferable as one can also visit adjacent... More

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Cincinnati
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204 reviews 204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were walking from our hotel in the Cow Hollow area to Fisherman's Wharf, and found a path through Ft. Mason. There was elevation overlooking the bay, and areas for having picnics and nice paths. There were a lot of signs providing direction and distances to major attractions. There were also numerous bikes. The views from the path are breathtaking.

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a really amazing use of former military buildings that now house dozens of thriving businesses, non profits and the BATS Comedy Improv Theater. Bookstores, art galleries, Greens Restaurant (A fancy vegetarian place) and on Fridays about 30+ food truck converge there in a big circle (like modern day conestoga wagons) to feed hordes of visitors, locals and tourists.... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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412 reviews 412 reviews
101 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I walked and drove through Fort Mason for the first time last month. I'd been by many times in the past and never bothered to go in. Glad I did this time. Very tranquil and quiet area with great views of the bay.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I took a walking tour of the Fort Mason area. There are actually two tours, one for the lower area, Fort Mason Center, and the other for the upper area which includes the Aqua Park. Both were very informative tours. One was taken on May 8 and the other May 9. It was very windy and chilly so be prepared.... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We were there on a recent sunny, but windy, Sunday which happened to also be the opening day of boating for the 2013 season. There was a farmer's market underway in the parking lot where we were able to procure the fixings for a grand picnic. After scoring our goodies, we wandered out on one of the old warehouse piers... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Either walking or biking the fort mason is just incredible Quite and nice view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge Plus you can walk on the sand of the beach there From the Golden Gate get the bus 28 for only 2 bucks and get off at fort Mason and just breathe the pure air

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San Jose, California
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Other than the food/the market, the Marina Boulevard and inside Fort Mason are great places to just walk around (or bike around) - on a sunny day in the city. The view is amazing, the span of the Golden Gate bridge and the sails frame one side of the background. Then you see the Alcatraz. There is always something going... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

A great experience. There were around 20 - 30 trucks each one offering a different cuisine. A must for foodies. Do get there early, we arrived around 9 and most of the food and drink trucks and tents had run out - gutted!

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I had head mixed reviews about long lines and waiting times, so we planned to get there early. We arrived 5 minutes before official opening, and it wasn't busy at all. Food was fresh, and there were no lines at any truck. Within an hour, it started to get quite busy though (although still not terribly long lines or waits).... More

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