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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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We visited California for the first time in April. We stayed in San Fran for 5 nights and explored the city of foot. If you catch the Presidio Go at the corner of Lincoln and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited California for the first time in April. We stayed in San Fran for 5 nights and explored the city of foot. If you catch the Presidio Go at the corner of Lincoln and Graham street, you can take one of 3 shuttles that take you ALL over the Presidio.... for free! We rode two just so we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic and free area to roam and explore nature, history, museums, cultural events, food, lodging and guided tours, bowling at the Presidio, biking, swimming, and a zillion other things! JUST GO!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had not been on the Presidio in over 20 years. I'm glad we were able to take a tour through the Presidio and see how much has changed and also how much has remained the same. It is a lovely area and much to do and see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most expensive places to live on Earth, and it looks it. The seemingly endless number of mansions are of consistently good architectural quality and impeccably maintained. Certainly worth a visit, if only to feed your dreams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Presidio is breathtaking - I love the old architecture that has been brought back to life in the 'parade' area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove around looking at the building and then drove up over the top of it through the woods to end up on the pacific side. Good way to beat the traffic around the bridge and make it the pacific for more photos opportunities. There are a number of things to see at the Presidio, we did not take the... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like an oasis in the city. You can bring a picnic and sit overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a wonderful restaurant in the presidio called the Commisary. Sit at the chef's bar and watch the magic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An absolutely beautiful area to visit. So many great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and many other historical places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. Great to drive, walk, bike or run around. The views are amazing, (just like pretty much everywhere in the city), the history is fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started out as The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis when it was in Spanish hands. Became a U. S. Army Base, and now it is becoming a mixed use facilities for all sorts of businesses. Beautiful rolling green hills and open spaces with lush growth of old pine trees and redwoods. Places to shop, stay, eat, business meetings; all in... More 

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