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Fort Mason Center

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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: 415 441 3400
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Good view, interesting shops

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
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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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
62 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Who would have thought that there a bunch of theaters, little museums, eateries and a bookstore tucked away here? I went to an Italian-language meet up at the Museo Italo-American recently, and returned on a weekend day to have takeout lunch from one of the little cafes and gaze upon the bay. Recommended and not super overrun with tourists.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fort Mason, which used to be a former US Army post (thus its name), is an event center along the waterfront in San Francisco. It is in the Marina District, close to Marina Park. Fort Mason today is in the area also known as the Golden Gate Natural Recreation area. Fort Mason is an active convention and exhibit center. We... More 

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Portland, OR
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fort Mason Center is a semi hidden gem in San Francisco. It is a lovely mile walk from the hectic pace of Pier 39. You can get lovely views of Alcatrez prison, the Golden Gate bridge and more. There are great restaurants like Greens and tons of little shops and galleries. This is a great place to rest between the... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Would really like to see this place get more shops and attractions, it's just a little sleepy. Nice vistas with the marina right next door, but would love to see more things to do and see.

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's located in the Marina district. The park, and the event halls (located by/on the water) are very nice. There're interesting venues (gallery, cultural center, coffee shop,etc), and the famous Green restaurant. I was there for the Green Festival, but it'd be nice to go back and spend more time. From downtown or Chinatown area, you can take the MUNI... More 

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Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Upper, Fort Mason is a nice, pretty spot for a short stroll. Great views and a good spot for bird watchers. Civil War buffs should be sure to check out the battery behind the hostel.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Now we go to fort mason for 2 wonderful events that happen on different days on Friday Nights they have Off the Grid which is a food truck galore it's so much fun many different eats and bites and drinks to choose from but happens to be a great time outdoors. Sundays we attend Farmers market and it fabulous shop... More 

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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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