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Address: Presidio Drive at Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619 236 6643
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Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's...

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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First European settlement in the western United States

The park includes the Junipero Serra Museum which is sometimes called the Presidio. 40 acres of park offers sweeping views of the city, the San Diego River valley and the Pacific... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Walker S
San Diego, California

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a broken sewer main in front of the mission and it obviously had been that way for a while. The smell was like an out house. The Presidio/Mission building was run down and didn't feel "safe" to us. It needs major improvements. We walked the top of the hill for the view and several palm trees etc were... More 

Thank MarriedLady2014
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Steep stairs from parking to Junipero Serra Museum. Museum sparse but replica building interesting. Save yourself from climbing the stairs to next level where display is only about rich man who funded the building of the museum in 1929. But along the stairs is a wall mural of the missions founded by Serra which is worth looking at. Some good... More 

Thank 856marthaa
London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
661 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We Americans reveal how local we are,sometimes. We say that Presidio Park in California is the hill where on July 1, 1769 California started thanks to Father Serra and his soldier escorts under Portola. Not true! There was and remains a whole 'other' California, called Baja (lower) California in Mexico that had been settled and which had/has a whole other... More 

Thank etweeden
San Diego, California
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507 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The park includes the Junipero Serra Museum which is sometimes called the Presidio. 40 acres of park offers sweeping views of the city, the San Diego River valley and the Pacific Ocean. The grounds are open for picnics, walking, special events and weddings.

Thank Walker S
Coupeville, Washington
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Shortly after California was first being explored by the Spaniards, the friars/monks came to bring Christianity to the native Indians. They built beautiful churches and presidios from Tijuana, Mexico to Oregon along the California coastline. This Presidio is located on rolling hills amongst lawns and trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It's great for exploring, picnics, and hiking.

Thank keeperofyourinn
San Diego, California
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358 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Presidio Park is a beautiful place to go for a romantic stroll as it is large, beautifully manicured, and best of all QUIET--sometimes one wants to get away from all the hustle and bustle and find a place to contemplate. It is a favorite place for San Diego's wedding photographers to shoot wedding photos, so because of this, don't be... More 

Thank traveltoforeignlands
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'd forgotten how beautiful it is up here. We haven't driven up that hill in years, and I don't think I've ever really driven all the way around (I didn't even realize that there's a road that leads out the back way, once you hit the summit!) We're always looking for new places to take the mongrels, and since every... More 

Thank Jessica S
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went on a run with a stroller with my grandson. Very nice wooded area with grass and historic buildings on top of a hill. There are not continuous sidewalks so It is hard to navigate with stroller. I could not find a playground for children. It has some trails to walk off the road which would be nice to explore.... More 

Thank PatriciaL21
Federal Way, Washington, United States
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169 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Located just above Old Town sits Predio Park with its picturesque mission and views. A large rolling park to wander through is an easy walk up from Old Town.

Thank Joe D
Murray, Utah
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214 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 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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