the Marina district to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Gate Promenade is the
northern part of the regional Bay Trail. It stretches along the San Francisco
Bay shoreline, so it’s a guaranteed stunner. You’ll have front-row views of the
city skyline, the Marin Headlands, and of course, that famous bridge.
of all ages and interests love this trail for its experience of the Presidio’s Crissy
Field, a former Army-airfield-turned-recreation-paradise where there are
endless opportunities for play and relaxation. Stop along the way to enjoy
Crissy Marsh, the reclaimed tidal wetland that’s a recommended destination for
birders. If you have kids, play in the sand at the beaches on either end of the
trail. And if you have time and energy, pop in to visit one of the recreational
organizations located in the historic buildings just south of Mason Street.
hint: Bring your lunch…you’ll find areas for picnicking at East Beach and the
West Bluff. Food and restrooms are also available at the Beach Hut Café and the