The Presidio, with its towering eucalyptus trees, is a 2.8-square-mile former military base reborn as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Artists like Andy Goldsworthy have created huge natural installations throughout the park that delight visitors, along with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The refurbished red brick military buildings at the Presidio are now restaurants, hotels, and attractions, including The Walt Disney Family Museum. The Presidio Visitor Center is the launching pad for park adventures, with its engaging exhibits and knowledgeable staff.
The Richmond District hosts a major art museum, a city park, stunning mosaic steps and San Francisco’s de facto second Chinatown on Clement St. Legendary Green Apple Books welcomes readers of all ages. The outer Richmond showcases the Legion of Honor museum, plus Lands End and Lincoln Park for hiking, golf and glorious views.
Places to eat in this area are plentiful. The Presidio features Presidio Social Club and Sessions. The Richmond, with a variety of dim sum, Korean and Thai restaurants, is also home to some of the city’s best places for wallet-friendly and delicious eats.