The Presidio is San Francisco’s great escape - once a premier Army post, the Presidio is a unique national park next to the Golden Gate Bridge. It offers the spectacular vistas, nature, history, and events you would expect, and surprising experiences created by organizations who have re-imagined barracks and bunkers to welcome the public in unique spaces. Dine in uniquely-San Francisco settings at The Commissary or Arguello. Hike on a trail, discover outdoor art, take a tour on a free shuttle, bird watch, and explore the Presidio Officers’ Club museum and cultural center, or play a round at the Presidio Golf Course. Plan an event in a historic, scenic venue, or even stay the night. Many public activities are free, making the Presidio an affordable escape that’s welcoming to all.
- Three San Francisco Culinary Delights in the Presidio
Not only is the Presidio where San Francisco started, it’s also a great place to find some of the city’s best home-grown food and drink. Here are three city classics available within the national park.
- Five Ways to Hike the Presidio Trails
Did you know there are 24 miles of trails in the Presidio? From a guided art walk to a historic trail saluting 1776 to volunteer-while-hiking opportunities, here are five ways to experience the Presidio's trails for a memorable hiking excursion.
- Ten Great Ways to Experience the Presidio
On the grounds of the Presidio national park and National Historic Landmark District, you can hike on 24 miles of trails, enjoy art and culture, eat at the city's largest outdoor picnic, and much more.Get to know the many ways to experience the Presidio.
- Welcoming History at the Presidio Visitor Center
The William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center welcomes guests with engaging exhibits, maps, and tips for enjoying a visit to the national park. The visitor center building also offers a look back at its colorful history, closely tied to that of the Presidio.