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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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Private Tour: San Francisco Sightseeing - 3 Hour
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San Francisco Private Urban Hike: The Presidio
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

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Presidio visits- include the Presidio Officers Club heritage gallery

So many things to see and do at the Presidio, USA - the only totally self supporting National Park . Walks, talks, art, nature, history . Be sure to stop at the Officers Club and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So many things to see and do at the Presidio, USA - the only totally self supporting National Park . Walks, talks, art, nature, history . Be sure to stop at the Officers Club and visit the Heritage Gallery

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We biked through the Presidio which was previously a defence base but now being used as residential housing. We were impressed at the cleanliness and upkeep of the properties. Worth a look and easily accessible.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Presidio offers a lot of great nature and history. There are free shuttles that run around the park that can transport you to the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Oceanfront beaches and throughout areas of the park that offer nice hiking options. There is a centralized location which offers Off the Grid which is food trucks and music overlooking... More 

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few of the old WWII bunkers have be transformed into a contemporary art installation by the For Site Foundation: Home Land Security, on display til mid December 2016. Check these fine artists out while it is still on display! Disturbing, challenging and inspiring work by internationally recognized artists, beautifully curated. Even if you miss this show, the trails and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got our bikes from Columbus, a bike shop next to Eight AM restaurant (highly recommended) and cycled all the way down to the bridge - across it and back over the bridge. We can highly recommend this as we thoroughly enjoyed the right - the views of the bridge riding up are amazing as are the views from the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent views of the Bay Area. Lots of hiking and history. We are lucky they saved this expensive real estate

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Presidio Army Base is now a beautiful National Park. Growing up in the army, I had visited friends stationed at the base as a young girl. I am thrilled to see that they are preserving the legacy of the base as a national park for everyone. It is very large with many museums and activities. Since it was Veterans... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful place, and free parking too. what more do you need? great place if you're riding a bike too.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Use the free shuttles to get around. Many places to see in the area. One of the shuttle routes will take you to the Golden Gate Bridge visitors center. There is also a shuttle that goes into downtown.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenic vistas. Take the time to stroll the grounds and you can actually see and feel the history this place has. I have relatives buried there

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