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Presidio Park

Presidio Drive at Taylor Street, San Diego, CA (Old Town)
619 236 6643
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Ranked #120 of 221 attractions in San Diego
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Description: Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's intriguing heritage, with the Junipero Serra Museum being its most popular attraction.
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English first
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260 reviews 260 reviews
70 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had reviews here which sounded as if this was a great place to visit. Actually, not much! It's okay for an outing in the area, but otherwise, nothing to get very excited about.

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

There are so many things to do and see in the area of Old Town but this is a must see...so beautiful and well maintained.

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Escondido, California, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Like the other reviewer said, nothing here for very young children. It is great though for elementary students studying California history. They can see the statue of Father Serra, the outline of the old presidio, and the Serra Museum. There is a beautiful arbor that is great for parties. You can visit both the park and Old Town in one... More

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is the park that resides on the bluff overlooking Old Town. It's easy to miss the entrance, since it's a innocuous T-intersection just north of Old Town. However, if you want to learn about early San Diego, it should not be missed. This is the site of the original Spanish military camps and fort, and the remains of the... More

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

it's more appealing to adults, this is not a young child's park, but there is room to run, to picnic, to park your car for free, and stroll

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

It is really pretty surroundings. We went up there to take photos when I was in a friends wedding. Another friend also went up there and had pictures taken of him & his daughter.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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264 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This review is for the park itself. TripAdvisor has another listing for the Serra Museum in the park, and I have reviewed that separately. This historic park is on the site at which Father Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first mission in Alta California (now U.S. California, as opposed to Baja California). The park is... More

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