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Presidio Park

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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 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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Lovely park with San Diego landmark and beautiful views

Presidio Park sits on a hill overlooking Old Town, the West end of Mission Valley, and Mission Bay. The park and the Presidio mark and commemorate the first settlement, founded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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214 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Presidio Park sits on a hill overlooking Old Town, the West end of Mission Valley, and Mission Bay. The park and the Presidio mark and commemorate the first settlement, founded in 1769, of what would become San Diego and the base from which the Spanish would colonize California. This is a quiet and beautiful location for a walk and for... More 

Thank Dave_from_MN
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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229 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to just stroll and enjoy nature. The park is a beautiful place to picnic and just enjoy the area.

Thank Randy C
Lago Vista, Texas
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148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You step over and around many homeless people on the trails, and see their old clothes and other debris around the park. The park is pretty and green but the location right next and overlooking the freeway sort of detracts from the serenity. There is a little history and it is right next to Old Town, making it a convenient... More 

Thank lakechiro
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91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We took the trail and steps from Mason St. in Old Town up the hill to Presidio Park, late on A December afternoon. The park, perfectly landscaped and maintained even in drought struck San Diego, was shaded, while the homes on the hills above it were in the sunlight. It had an unreal, kind of `middle-earth` feeling about it, especially... More 

Thank Ian G
Irvine, California
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84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Situated at the top of a bluff overlooking Mission Valley, this is a small quiet park for a short visit or picnic. Not well used, a bit off the beaten track, we like it a lot. Don't miss a visit to Old Town San Diego while you are in the area. Some interesting exhibits and our favorite restaurant for Mexican... More 

Thank Rexflash
San Diego, California
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202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I ride my bike through this area and sometimes workout near the dog park fairly frequently. The neighborhood is very quaint and the park itself has a rich pine smell early in the morning around 6-7. The landmarks nearby aren't spectacular, but if you continue going south towards Ft. Stockton Blvd and Lewis st. You'll discover a very nice small... More 

Thank Dan F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
661 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 625 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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571 reviews
324 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 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.

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