Picnic Areas in the Presidio of San Francisco

 

The Presidio is the proud home to some of San Francisco’s best picnic areas – many with unbeatable Golden Gate Bridge views. There are also picnic areas in the new Presidio Tunnel Tops – some are even available for reservation. If you’re looking for that quintessential picnic in San Francisco, either near the water or surrounded by nature, check out one of our 11 favorites in the park.

Note: most picnic tables in the park are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Grills and barbeques may not be brought into the park, but are offered at serval sites. See below. To learn more about reserving space for large group picnic gatherings at Baker Beach or Crissy Field, visit the ​National Park Service​ website. For information about reserving space elsewhere in the Presidio, visit the Presidio Trust permits page.

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 PRESIDIO TUNNEL TOPS

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Picnic Place

Why We Love It: beautiful Golden Gate Bridge views in the heart of Presidio Tunnel Tops

What's Provided: picnic tables, grills, water refilling station, and restrooms nearby at Presidio Transit Center

Insider Tips: make a reservation in advance at www.recreation.gov. Tables not reserved are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Getting There: Muni 43; Presidio Go Shuttle; parking and bike racks nearby

When the sun comes out (and even when it doesn’t) locals flock to Baker Beach. There are nine wheelchair accessible tables (16’ to 23’) and 10 grills at Picnic Place. Fire up the barbecue with family and friends, surrounded by a great view and shaded Torrey pines. In the evening, bistro lights brighten the scene.

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Community Picnic Tables

Why We Love It: beautiful Golden Gate Bridge views in the heart of Presidio Tunnel Tops

What's Provided: picnic tables, water refilling station, and restrooms nearby at Presidio Transit Center

Insider Tips: All tables in this area are available on a first come, first serve basis – so get there early.

Getting There: Muni 43; Presidio Go Shuttle; parking and bike racks nearby

Community picnic tables are available just north of the Presidio Transit Center. The tables are wheelchair accessible. You can bring your own picnic or pick up something delicious from the nearby Presidio Pop Up food vendors. Not reservable and no grills are available in this area. Learn more about Presidio Tunnel Tops >>

 MORE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE VIEWS

 

 OFF THE BEATEN PATH

 

 IN THE HEART OF THE PRESIDIO

 

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