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Presidio of San Francisco

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone Number: +1 415-561-5300
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A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for...

A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park with almost 1,500 acres of hiking and biking trails, beautiful beaches and stunning views.

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Great afternoon excursion.

Take your camera, a map and walking shoes - hop on and off the three FREE PresidiGo buses and you can explore so many different things :- beach, marsh, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donna S
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take your camera, a map and walking shoes - hop on and off the three FREE PresidiGo buses and you can explore so many different things :- beach, marsh, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Officers Club and more. Dog friendly, bicycle friendly, people friendly trails will encourage you to explore and enjoy the beauty & history offered at... More 

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Presidio to see the area and artwork. The Club was closed and we couldn't see that one, but headed to "Lovers Lane". It is the winding path of logs zigzagging down the hill. It was a bit hard to find, and the entrance is not marked well. I guess there are many options to get there,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove around the Presidio, now a location no longer strictly an Army base. The former Officer's Club is now an interesting visitor's center. Great views/pictures can be taken from a point just below the bridge accessed at that location.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened to find Presidio and there was a food truck event happening. I was busy, but not too busy. Great place to get outside. And there is a Walt Disney Museum there to check out as well.

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Windermere, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful! Great views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. A definite must do for any trip to San Francisco.

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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the parks under the Presidio can lead to some superb views of the San Francisco bay and the iconic golden gate bridge..

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restored areas, a beautiful military cemetery, great views of San Francisco Bay, Locals can rent/live in the Presidio.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place an interesting view and if got time do take a stroll around this area. If the weather is sunny, this is a good place. Sometimes there are running event here.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. Although always windy and foggy, but great place to hike. We usually come on Saturday mornings with the free shuttle at Embarcadero BART station (go on time because the bus doesn't wait too long). We've done the Presidio Promenade Trail, the California Coastal trail, crossed the golden gate, continued on the Batteries to Bluffs trail and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Presidio, Fort Point and Crissy Field are actually better places than The Golden Bridge Visitor Center in terms of taking good pictures. Be mindful that you need to walk without shelter. However, the view is rewarding!

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