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Fort Mason Center

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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Fort Mason: Come for the scenery and stay for the food trucks!

Fort Mason was the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for the US Army for over 100 years. Today, it offers a relaxing experience with great scenery, trails for walking, jogging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
McCall E
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Indiana, USA
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's more barracks, no walls giving it a fort look. Having said that it's in a great spot for a walk. We walked through here on our way to the Golden Gate bridge so the scenery is actually quite nice but don't expect this big security fort.

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Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Mason was the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for the US Army for over 100 years. Today, it offers a relaxing experience with great scenery, trails for walking, jogging, biking, a large park (grassy) area, gardens, and a youth hostel. The property sits on top of the San Fransisco peninsula and offers sweeping views of both the Golden Gate... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stayed in San Francisco in the summer at the Buena Vista Motor Inn on Lombard Street and Fort Mason is just a short walk from our hotel. It's a lovely area with hotels and restaurants, and we really enjoyed Fort Mason for a pleasant walk. It was a major point of embarkation for the US Army and is now... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The entire area of the Golden Gate Bridge Recreational Area has the largest area of all places to visit for the SF visitor. This fort once was used as a port of embarkation for the US Army. Rich with cultural complexes, art galleries and a museum, view of Alcatraz, the harbor, the Golden Gate bridge, the building is enormously big... More 

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lompoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were just out for a walk on our visit to San Francisco and we took a walk through fort mason. When we went to get a view of the bay we saw what looked to be a giant party. We went down there to find it is the Friday food truck party. Every Friday from May to Oct. They... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Fort Mason contains many acres of field within a short distance of the Golden Gate bridge. People sun, walk their dogs, people watch, jog, Plat catch and more. On Sundays there's a great farmer's market, and in TH e old military buildings there are shops, cafes, small exhibit spaces and more. A wonderful place to while away an afternoon.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

You can get some great pictures along the walk. Its nice to get away from the hustle and craziness of the piers but have some elevated views of the golden gate bridge, the bay, and Alcatraz There is also some remnants of a cannon from I thikn the war of 1812

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Thank bill C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The food truck 'Off the Grid' circuit makes its way here on Fridays (subject to changes, check their website out) and it's got a wonderful vibe for tourists experiencing food truck 'villages' for the first time. Plenty of international food offerings and a live DJ dock, and all set in a conserved fort location near the Golden Gate Bridge.' Make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Any art, cultural or social event in Fort Mason most often turns out to be very interesting and exciting. Perhaps, the artists/speakers/performers draw inspiration from the spectacular context and setting of the Fort Mason arenas and the view of the Golden Gate, the bay and the ever vibrant people around. I was there at a conference event and it was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

There is a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. And it's a nice outdoor place to hang out.

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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