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Presidio Officers’ Club
Crissy Field
Golden Gate Bridge
Main Post
Fort Point National Historic Site
Baker Beach
Mountain Lake
El Polín Spring
Lobos Creek Valley
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The Presidio is yours to discover! Get out and explore by starting at any of these unique park destinations.

Presidio Officers’ Club

San Francisco’s most historic building is now a cultural destination featuring exceptional exhibits and dynamic events inspired by the Presidio’s role in shaping California and serving the nation. Begin your visit here!

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Crissy Field

The northern waterfront offers Golden Gate views, paths for walking and biking, beaches, picnic areas, and birdwatching. Its historic airplane hangars and warehouses feature recreational destinations.

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Golden Gate Bridge

Constructed in the Art Deco era, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most recognizable structures. Enjoy a stroll on the span and explore the exhibits and services available at the Bridge Pavilion.

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Main Post

The historic “heart of the Presidio” is the center of the Presidio experience. Get immersed in the park’s heritage and enjoy an array of destinations and events, including Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio.

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Fort Point National Historic Site

From its vantage point overlooking the Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco’s harbor from attack during and after the Civil War. Experience amazing views and learn about Army architecture and history.

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Baker Beach

Baker Beach is a sandy mile-long stretch featuring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a picnic or take a sunset hike above the shortline on the wild coastal bluffs.

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Mountain Lake

In 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza’s scouting party camped here before establishing the military outpost that would become the Presidio. Today, it is a great place to hike, bird watch, picnic, and learn about habitat restoration.

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El Polín Spring

At the heart of the park’s largest watershed is El Polín Spring, a site of cultural and ecological importance and a favorite destination for history buffs, birders, and picnickers.

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Lobos Creek Valley

Follow a boardwalk as it meanders past San Francisco’s last free-flowing stream and rare dune habitat. The valley is a terrific place to spot birds and butterflies who are drawn to the native blossoms.

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Exhibit Programs

At the Library
Free — No Registration Required

Watercolor Workshop (youth aged 8 to 15)
Saturday, July 18, 10:30 am to Noon

A Conversation About Art + Place
Saturday, July 18, 2 to 4 pm

Watercolor Workshop
Saturday, August 22, 10:30 am to Noon

At the Presidio
Free — Registration is Required

Guided Hike of the Ecology Trail
Saturday, June 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Field Drawing Class with Artist Lynn Sondag
Saturday, June 27, 1 to 3 pm

Conversation with Watercolor Artist Lynn Sondag
Thursday, July 16, 7 to 8:30pm

At the Presidio (continued)

Guided Hike of the Bay Area Ridge Trail
Thursday, July 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Youth Art Class with Artist Lynn Sondag
Saturday, July 25, 1 to 3 pm

Guided Hike of the Lobos Valley + California Coastal Trail
Thursday, August 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Field Drawing Class with Artist Lynn Sondag
Saturday, August 15, 1 to 3 pm

Guided Hike of the Mountain Lake Trail
Saturday, August 29, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Guided Hike of the Anza Trail
Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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All Presidio Events

The Presidio offers free events including craft-making for kids, nature hikes, music and talks, outdoor picnics, and more.

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Transportation

By PresidiGo Shuttle

The PresidiGo Downtown Shuttle offers a convenient and free way to access the park. Round-trip service runs from the Transbay Terminal and the Embarcadero BART to the Presidio 7-days a week:

- Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm
- Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

The bus departs approximately every 30 minutes and is bike-friendly. Once in the Presidio catch the Around the Park Shuttle to explore the Presidio.

PresidiGo Shuttle Information

On MUNI

Several SF MUNI routes provide service to or near the Presidio (1, 28, 28L, 29, 41, 43, and 45). Riders can use these lines to get to the park and then walk or transfer to the free PresidiGo Around the Park Shuttle to reach their final destination.

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Trails and Overlooks

Explore the Presidio on the park’s extensive hiking and biking trail network. With 24 miles of routes and eight scenic overlooks and vistas, experiences are available to suit any mood. Enjoy a history walk that traces the heart of the Presidio, a contemplative journey through a shaded forest, or a major workout along the coastal bluffs.

www.presidio.gov/explore/trails Trails and Overlooks map [PDF]

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New Presidio Parklands Project

New Presidio Parklands Project

Participate in a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape an inspiring national park experience at the Golden Gate.

NewPresidioParklands.org

Want to learn more about the Presidio? Visit www.presidio.gov.