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Visit the Presidio

Not your typical national park, the Presidio is bustling with both wildlife and cultural life. Plan the logististics of a visit using the resources on this page. Discover popular destinations and how to get to them, delicious restaurants, and an Inn for those seeking an overnight stay.

Planning Your Trip

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Interactive Map

Plan your visit with maps, guides, and kids' activities.
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Getting Here

Learn how to get to and around the Presidio, and see where the PresidiGo Shuttle is right now.
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Visitor Center

Begin your adventure at the Visitor Center.

Picnic Areas

West Bluffs picnic area, on a green rolling hillside with picnic tables and grills along it.

From the charm of El Polin Spring to the splendor of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio offers a variety of scenic spots for a picnic.


Whether grabbing some coffee and a pastry to go or sitting down to a fine dining experience, take in the unique setting of this urban national park while enjoying a bite to eat at any of these locations:



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 Presidio Visitor Center

 Presidio Visitor Guide

Image of a runner on a trail through the trees on the PresidioThe Presidio Experience: A Guide to Exploring the Park includes suggested itineraries, maps, popular destinations, and more.

Download the Guide »

For Teachers

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Events, Programs, Activities

Bring your class to the Presidio, or the Presidio to your classroom.