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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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Hilly wooded area next to San Diego downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Coupeville, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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Tucson
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

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Murray, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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