Welcome to the Presidio


​​​​​The Presidio of San Francisco is one of America’s most popular national park sites. Located at the Golden Gate, it’s a place to escape in nature and explore key moments in history. The park features San Francisco’s best hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic sites, beaches, a golf course, and other top attractions. And the Presidio is home to more than two-dozen visitor-serving businesses, including hotels and venues for celebrations and meetings. Come visit today, and then return for the opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops in spring 2022.


Go to page Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

​Where to Start

When conditions allow, on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm, National Park Rangers are available on the porch at the Presidio Visitor Center to answer questions from visitors. On Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm, Presidio Officers’ Club exhibits are open to the public and admission is free. On weekdays, visit the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center or the Warming Hut Park Store to talk to a staff member.

Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

Warming Hut Park Store

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Getting To and Around the Park

The free PresidiGo Shuttle runs weekdays. One route brings visitors to the park from Downtown and a second makes stops around the Presidio. Muni and Golden Gate Transit serve popular destinations. Bike rentals are available, and paid parking is located around the park.

Transportation Options


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​Top Free Things to Do

There’s never a dull moment at the Presidio and, best of all, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. The Presidio offers year-round free activities such as: art hikes, trails for family-friendly bike rides, beach access, and more!

Learn More

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​Presidio Slow Streets

To create more space for everyone to walk, run, and bike, we're hosting Presidio Slow Streets. Come for a walk, ride, or run!

Slow Streets Map​

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Food Options

Whether you’re seeking a cup of coffee, a sandwich to go, or sit-down options, the Presidio has lots of food to offer, with more on the way in 2022.


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Presidio History

​This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was first home to native peoples. Later, the Presidio was a military post under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Learn more about the park’s history and where you can experience it.

Explore History​

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​Presidio Like a Pro

As people continue to look to their parks as a place to get outside and experience nature, it’s more important than ever that we recreate safely and give each other space.

Ways to Presidio Like a Pro

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​Frequently Asked Questions

If you need help getting started, we’ve got answers to common questions.


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​Public Restrooms

We have a list of public restrooms in the park with information about when they’re open.