How to Enjoy the Presidio This Week

Friday, Jul 31, 2020 Category Recreation and Wellness; Food and Drink

​​The Presidio is open for essential exercise, and while some businesses are closed, many are still operating and ready to serve you. See our suggestions on how to get out and explore the park.

Photo by Myleen Hollero.

Get Biking

Bicycling in the Presidio

One of the best ways to see the park and practice physical distancing is by getting on two wheels on the Presidio’s bike-friendly trails and roadways. See our Presidio Slow Streets page to see a map of closed and slowed roads, and be sure to Presidio Like a Pro. Need to rent a bike? Check out Presidio Sports Basement’s bike rental options. And if you need a bike fix, Roaring Mouse is the place to go.

Photo by Charity Vargas.

See biking tips and bike trails maps >>

See 7x7’s article on the six best long Bay Area bike rides, including one in the Presidio >>

Take to the Trails…and the Streets

Social distancing in the Presidio

The Presidio is home to 24 miles of hiking and biking trails, so we’ve got plenty of space to explore. And if you’d really like to spread out, see our Presidio Slow Streets map for roads that have been slowed and closed in the park to provide more room to roam.

Photo by Myleen Hollero.

Explore the Presidio’s trails page >>

Explore Presidio Scenic Overlooks

Inspiration Point

The Presidio has eight amazing vistas – make it a project to visit them all! They offer a bit of inspiration (see Inspiration Point!) and they’re a good place to stop for a rest or a moment of contemplation.


Photo by Charity Vargas.

Find a Hidden Picnic Spot

Picnicking in the Presidio

Looking to enjoy an al fresco meal? We recommend seeking out one of the park’s lesser-visited corners for a picnic, like this spot pictured located above Baker Beach. There are grassy places to lay your blanket near many of our trails and overlooks. You can also enjoy spots outside the Presidio Social Club Exchange, at the Letterman Digital Arts Center, and at the Tides Converge building.

Photo by Myleen Hollero.