The Presidio is San Francisco’s great escape. Once an Army post, the Presidio is now 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.
- Top Family Activities in the Presidio
The Presidio is a great place to keep your little ones occupied and entertained, especially in the summer months. From reading to a nature scavenger hunt, here are some of our favorite free and low-cost family offerings to enjoy in the Presidio.
- Top Spots for a Photograph in the Presidio
The Presidio is home to great spots for a photograph around every turn. Here are eight scenic overlooks in the national park, perfect for trying to get the right San Francisco image you need for for your feed.
- Welcome to the Presidio from Michele Gee
Bay Area native and National Park Service Ranger Michele Gee shares thoughts on the Presidio and San Francisco, including favorite places in the park and key things to do while visiting the national park.
- Affordable San Francisco in the Presidio
Sitting at the foot of the Golden Gate, the Presidio of San Francisco is defined by its history, spectacular views, natural habitats, and beautiful opens spaces. A national park within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Presidio offers free and affordable ways for visitors to enjoy this public land.
- 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.