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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Buildings & Monuments, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, History, Outdoors, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Stunning Park Within the City

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
50 Moraga Ave
(the visitor center is inside the Presidio Officers’ Club)
San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415 561 4323


A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Presidio Trust park encompasses a large 1,491 acres in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Originally, the Presidio was used as a military base, serving local, national, and global military institutions from 1776 until 1994. Spain was the first country to use the area as a military outpost; it served as their northernmost base of "New Spain" for almost forty years. Following the Spanish reign of the region, Mexico ruled the roost here after they declared independence in 1821. Then, in 1846, during the Mexican-American War, the U.S. Army set up camp at Presidio and stayed there until 1994, when the land was given to the National Park Service. Since then, the Presidio Trust has worked hard to maintain the beautiful natural resources of the area, including maintaining the historic buildings and cultural institutions on site.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: It's best to visit the park during daylight hours. The Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm, daily.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Notes: There is free parking at the Visitor Center, and more parking available throughout the Presidio.

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