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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  • Full credit to the city of San Francisco for taking over this base 25 years ago and not turning it into high rise condos. Instead it is an amazing park area with lots of sites to see. It also has free...  more »
  • Plenty of parking Gets a bit blowy up there but it’s worth it for a different view of the bridge . Nice drive up the top , plenty of places for a picnic  more »
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