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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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Nice place for a hike, picnic, dog walk, people watching

Very nice on a warm day. Take a picnic, bring your camera. Nice paths for walking. You can walk right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Sundays have free concerts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice on a warm day. Take a picnic, bring your camera. Nice paths for walking. You can walk right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Sundays have free concerts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Large area on the northern side of San Francisco that was formerly a military base to protect the area and now parkland and the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Areas are drivable and walking trails throughout. It's a relaxing alternative to the city. We did the urban hike which was the highlight of our trip.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit the Presidio after you have seen the highlights of San Francisco. The Presidio is large and has many places and hiking/walking trails to visit. It has a slower pace and there are a lot of opportunities to spend time in nature or a park like setting and recharge. The Presidio has winding roads and it can be easy to... More 

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Thank Cincin2100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

San Francisco's unique parks. Great walks, biking, grand views and fabulous photo opportunities along the Presidio. Lots of history.http://www.presidio.gov

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Manhasset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just amazing location overlooking the Bay. The barracks are still there. Just a beautiful place that looks as though it is still operating. Best views across from the Golden Gate Bridge!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While on a family vacation, we took a drive thru tour of the Presidio. It is more beautiful now than my last visit here in the 60's. I'm glad to see that the city of San Francisco is taking such good care of this historic old military base.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's all part of San Francisco. Have a stroll around and soak up the atmosphere. Take a picnic. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very clean. Well kept lawns and buildings are kept up with paint and maintenance. Quite with plenty of space to walk around. Free shuttle back to bus lines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort now belongs to San Francisco and has many activities. It was started in 1776 by the Spanish and continued as a US Army Fort until the mid "80' when it was turned over to the city. Much history and museum to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a Disneyland museum - it's the history of Walt Disney who created Disney Land Probably not cool for kids under 16 but adults will love this place. Well worth the entry fee - you will gain amazing insight to Mister Walt Disney and be taken back to the 20's thru 60's - it's a retro museum of... More 

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