Are you visiting the Presidio but don't know where to start? Here are some great ideas for things to do whether you have two hours, four hours, or an entire day. Check out the suggestions below and download and print this sample itinerary >>
Start Here - Presidio Visitor Center
The Presidio Visitor Center is the best place to begin your day in the park. Drop in to grab a map, learn about events, and get suggestions for your Presidio adventure. A 10 minute visit will get you started, but if you have more time, check out the interactive exhibits, watch a short video, chat with a staff member, and enjoy the San Francisco Bay views.
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If You Have Two Hours
Presidio Officers' Club
Take a deep dive into the park’s remarkable past at the Presidio Officers' Club, the park's cultural center and museum. See adobe walls from circa 1800, experience exhibits and artifacts that trace 10,000 years of history, watch powerful short films, and peel back layers of history in the archaeology lab. An audio tour is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
At the end of your explorations, take a break in beautiful Moraga Hall (the Presidio’s “living room”) or visit Arguello Restaurant to enjoy Mexican food and a comfortable patio with a fire pit. On your way out, pick up a program calendar to plan your return visit.
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If You Have Four Hours, Add This
PresidiGo Around the Park Shuttle
Get an overview of the park on two free 30-minute shuttle loops. The Crissy Field route showcases Golden Gate Bridge views and provides a glimpse of the forest and historic Fort Scott. The Presidio Hills route traces the Main Post on its way to Inspiration Point and Baker Beach. Pick up the shuttle at the Presidio Transit Center or hop on/hop off at one of 40 stops. Learn how to use the free PresidiGo Shuttle >>
Enjoy Crissy Field
At Crissy Field you’ll find beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city skyline, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. This is the spot in the park for recreation, birdwatching, and taking that quintessential San Francisco photo.
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If You Have One Day, Add This
The Presidio welcomes a variety of temporary art installations and is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy art on public view in North America. His works can be enjoyed via a 3-mile loop along the Presidio’s trail network.
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Take a "Springs to Bay" Watershed Walk
Enjoy a two-hour, self-guided walk through Tennessee Hollow, the Presidio’s largest watershed, where an ongoing restoration is bringing natural habitats back to life. Trace the path of the creek as it flows from a natural spring north to Crissy Marsh. Along the way, learn about significant moments in Presidio history and enjoy amazing birdwatching.
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