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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 #81 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Art Museums, Marinas, Cultural
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Type: Art Museums, Marinas, Cultural
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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22 reviews 22 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
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved coming here when the food market is open!! Food trucks galore!! Enjoyed eating different kinds of food. Tips: Have to check OFF THE GRID for market schedule. The market is normally open on Friday 5-9pm. Overall a fun family bonding experience.

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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fort Mason is located at a breathtaking spot where views in every direction are amazing. The Center holds some interesting museums, including Mexican and Italian museums, and a variety of restaurants. Getting to see some of the components of the 10,000 year clock at the Interval Cafe' was especially fun.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction 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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78 attraction reviews
596 helpful votes 596 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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309 reviews 309 reviews
125 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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