Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco

It may come as a surprise that Presidio of San Francisco, the oldest continuously used military base in the country, also boasts acres upon acres of beautiful parkland. Despite its military involvement, the area is filled with forests, creeks, and walking trails where you can escape the urban bustle. Seek out hills with excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city, and the ocean. Get a dose of history with a tour the cfficers' club, a historical building once used for U.S. Army officers and their families to socialize. If you aren't sure what to do first, get a map and more information from the staff at the visitor's center. Add Presidio of San Francisco to your San Francisco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Francisco online visit planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    An easy area to bike ride in, which gives you picture perfect views of the Golden Gate bridge as you ride towards it. Stunning.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The Presidio is a well kept area, previously known for it's army base (check the movie Presidio with Sean Connery), nowadays just museum etc Lovely area, calm, serene and beautiful surrounded by some ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The Presidio has a lot of history and was very interesting. We went in the Officers Club and were able to view a current archaeological dig in progress. The grounds are beautiful. It's nice to find a ...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    One of my favorite places in the city to take people from out of town as it's always a bit of a surprise. Installed for the world's fair, the awe inspiring structure is a great place to wander as well as get a few good pictures. Occasionally there will be a lovely exhibit. The pin ball room can't be missed for an incredible selection for a quarter a play
  • July 6, 2017
    Go here. Walk. Bike. Just sit and enjoy. Unbeatable views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Home of Crissy Field as well as much much more. If you like climbing Planet Granite is the best gym I have have been to for bouldering. Ropes are also top notch.
  • May 14, 2017
    Man, the Presidio is a secret place most locals knows about. You are not a local unless you pass through here. There are endless places to hike, jog, run, or simply ride your bicycle. If you love photography, the sunrise and sunsets here overlooking Golden Gate Bridge is breathtaking. I have recently taken an interest in learning about native wildflowers (during my downtime) which explains my recent visit at the Presidio. Hard to believe growing up in San Francisco, I get to enjoy all this nature in the heart of San Francisco. Cheers!
  • July 8, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful! It's a wonderful place to live and visit... In fact my only criticism is the lack of nearby shops, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, etc... There should be at least limited options available within the district itself.
  • July 1, 2017
    During the week the parking here is pretty good. It cost $1.25 per hour to park at most areas around the presidio. There's a lot of residential here but many trails and natural areas to enjoy. There's even Baker Beach and Crissy field which are very busy on the weekends.

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