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Address: Presidio Drive at Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619 236 6643
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Description: Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's intriguing...
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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History and Beautiful Views of Old Town from above

If you are in San Diego and you like history no doubt you'll be in Old Town at some point. While there, don't miss going up the hill to the Presidio nearby. See the displays of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Murray, Utah
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A peaceful place just off major freeways, and above Old Town. We like to stop here after a long drive to San Diego to unwind and rest a bit. I have never seen it crowded. Some great views of the harbor and coastline. Also a few interesting historical markers to read. Access just up the hill on the north end... More 

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are in San Diego and you like history no doubt you'll be in Old Town at some point. While there, don't miss going up the hill to the Presidio nearby. See the displays of the original Spanish settlement and the various historical plaques erected around the area. Beside that, it is a lovely outdoor scenic park for a... More 

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US of A
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice views, historical area. Trails are nice off Taylor Street, leading up to the Serra Museum, but there is evidence / debris along the trails.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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315 reviews 315 reviews
191 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I walked up to Presidio Park from nearby Old Town San Diego. There’s a bit of elevation to climb, but anyone in average physical shape should be able to accomplish this without excessive heart rate. The park is very nice, and was not crowded at all when I strolled through. There is lots of green area, both shaded and open.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Unlike the crowded Balboa Park, we found Presidio Park pretty much deserted on a Sunday afternoon; which makes it an ideal destination for all travellers like me who enjoy their quiet meditative walks. Although no historic structures remain of the Royal Presidio of San Diego, an abandoned 18th Century fort, the view on the valley is unparalleled and one can... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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192 reviews 192 reviews
109 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We loved the great view but we came on a Wednesday and the museum was closed so there was not much to do. The area around the Presidio is Shaded and has Picnic tables. It looks like a great place to have a picnic.

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Chciago
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275 reviews 275 reviews
76 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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