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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 #97 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Art Museums, Marinas
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to the place just because we needed to go to the SF marathon expo, that was happening there. The place is so nice and it is not touristy as other areas, we had a great surprise! You can enjoy beautiful views to the marina and there is also a beautiful park on the hills where you can get... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I spent some time one afternoon walking around lower Fort Mason. It was nice. A bar, some eateries, book store, some other shops. When we made it to the upper part of Fort Mason we were pleasantly surprised! Walking paths, a large open grassy area and a Community Garden! The Fort Mason Community Garden is beautiful! We... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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71 attraction reviews
557 helpful votes 557 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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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104 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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