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Running at Presidio Park

Very nice park but not great for running. I ended up running through most of the park in a short... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
TonyJ984
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Nice park

A nice park to walk around. Great views and I can imagine how beautiful it must of been in the... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
maryaling
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Poway, California
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Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's intriguing heritage, with the Junipero Serra Museum being its most popular attraction.
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Presidio Drive at Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

I often forget about this particular little hidden gem. If you're a person who likes to get in touch with nature in a surrounding that isn't saturated with people, this is your spot. It's location is convenient, as it's located near the intersect of two...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Very nice park but not great for running. I ended up running through most of the park in a short amount of time so decided to go through the adjacent neighborhood which had very beautiful homes.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Just up above the Old Town area. Great little walk to raise your heart rate and burn off some of that lunch. Too bad the trees have grown on the north side and are blocking the views....... If you don't want to make the drive...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

A nice park to walk around. Great views and I can imagine how beautiful it must of been in the early years before freeways and buildings. Right near old town. Near Mission Hills which is also a beautiful area to live.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank maryaling
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Presidio Park has multiple areas there is the cross with the statue of Father Sierra which is normally reserved for weddings. There are areas for sports and cooking and just resting in the sun.lose from11pm to 8 am.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank John E
Reviewed May 5, 2017

There's a path you can access from Old Town San Diego (which is of course also worth a visit) that seems to have been created some time ago. It has markers with bits of information on them but some of them have worn away and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank clmatthe05
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice family oriented park. You can see excellent views of the city and walk on paths that are easy to difficult to hike.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I've been going to Presidio Park for my entire life. It is a beautiful setting on a long hillside. the road to the top winds through the trees and open grass areas. There are several somewhat steep areas. Kids love them but may be difficult...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank William N
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This park is at old town quarter with the highest point , Junipero serra mission ( place for birthplace of Sandiego and California). The park can accede by car and walk. The trail provides interesting history of San Diego , fighting between mormon battalion and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This was a lookout point of great military value and that can clearly be understood from the view. You could easily see a fleet or an army approaching. The grounds need work. It's a climb from old town that's worth the effort if you've got...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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956berniei
September 8, 2017|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
I really think a car or bike would help it is hilly
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Leanne J
Bolton, United Kingdom
Ferry out, bridge back? (2 Replies)
I'll be arriving in SF at around 3pm Tuesday 15th July. I'll have driven from yosemite so don't want to be rushing about and clock watching etc so thought it'd be nice to cycle over the GG bridge and explore the Presidio park area on this first afternoon until around 7.30 pm before heading out for the evening. I was planning on on cycling over the bridge then getting the ferry back but that was until I realised the ferry goes to the wharf area and I'd really like to end my day in Presidio (as...More
April 20, 2014|
Response fromSimbot|
Probably not feasible to take the ferry if you are getting into town at 3pm. You'll need time to get to the ferry pier, make the trip across, rent bike. Those steps will take a couple of hours. The uphill is the same in both directions. You have to go from sea level to the bridge deck (250 vertical feet) either way. I'd cycle the bridge out and back, that way you can turn around at any time, and set the length of your journey as your time and energy allow.
EPT
Oslo, Norway
Second trip to San Francisco (2 Replies)
My husband and I spent 7 days in San Francisco visiting my sister and her husband that are living in the city for a year. So we stayed at there apartment in the Inner Richmond district. Since we've been to SF once before we didn't do all the first time sightseeing again. We did however enjoy the earthquake (8 scoops of ice cream and lots of toppings) at Ghiradelli's and had a clam chowder at Boudin's. On our trip we visited Sausalito where we had a lunch from a combined Italian store...More
July 16, 2011|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
What a pleasant trip report! I love "living like a local" when I travel. Thank you.
Tourist082
Southport, United Kingdom
San Francisco (13 Replies)
We are going to be staying in Muir Beach and plan a day trip to San Francisco by car. Which is the best option 1) Leave the car in Sausalito and go across on the Ferry. ( Is it difficult and or expensive to find parking space?) 2) Take the car to Presidio park and get a bus from there to Fisherman's Wharf? (is this a viable/cheaper option?) All helpful information appreciated.
March 25, 2013|
Response frombelomiser|
Don't know. What do you want to do and see in SF? How late are you planning to stay? Just one day in SF?