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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  • We left this attraction until our last day and I was sorry we did so. The only self-funding National Park in the country! There are many walks, great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, museums, restaura...  more »
  • This is a cool place to explore and has amazing views. There’s the military base, pilot’s row, a nude beach below and great views of the bridge. It’s the best place to photograph the bridge in my opin...  more »
  • Very nice, very nice. Note: the works of Andy Goldsworthy scattered in the Woods and the Museum when we were there, the exhibition in the main building, on the holding of 100,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans between 1941 and 1945
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