Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire in the Presidio

Presidio Journal

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A Day in the Presidio

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Presidio of San Francisco Trail in the Forest

Inn at the Presidio offers a distinctive location for San Francisco travel. As the only hotel in the Presidio, The Inn offers the most unique vantage point for exploring the city. Whether it is playing 18 holes at Presidio Golf Course, bike riding through the forested hills, bird watching at Crissy Field, or enjoying an afternoon of culture at the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Presidio offers activities for everyone.

Presidio Visitor Center
(Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm)
105 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-4323
The Visitor Center, located in the “heart of the Presidio” on the Main Post, is a great place to begin a park adventure. The center provides maps, brochures, and other information.

Crissy Field
1199 E Beach
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-7690
The northern waterfront offers spectacular views, unparalleled recreational opportunities, and the chance to glimpse rare birds feeding on native plants and frolicking in the restored marsh.

Fort Point
999 Marine Dr
San Francisco, CA
(415) 556-1693
Fort Point has guarded the Golden Gate since the Civil War. Today visitors come to Fort Point National Historic Site for amazing Golden Gate Bridge views and to learn about Army architecture and history.

Baker Beach
Baker Beach
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-4323
Baker Beach, a sandy stretch about a mile in length, is located in the southwest corner of the Presidio. For stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Marin Headlands, sunsets, birdlife, and the Golden Gate Beach.

Julius Kahn Playground
West Pacific Avenue & Maple
San Francisco, CA
(415) 292-2004
Julius Khan Playground offers recreational facilities serving both children and adults, and surprising views of the Golden Gate Bridge. At the center of “JK” is a play area for toddlers and school-aged children.

El Polin Spring
MacArthur Ave
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-5418
With its remarkable charm, nature and history, El Polín Spring is an “outdoor classroom” welcoming school groups, birders, history buffs, and picnickers. It is located at the heart of Tennessee Hollow.

Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire
Bay Area Ridge
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-5300
Artist Andy Goldsworthy has created three stunning and distinct pieces in the Presidio – Spire, Wood Line, and Tree Fall – inspired by the park’s historic forest.

Presidio Golf Course
300 Finley Road
San Francisco, CA
(415) 561-4653
Presidio Golf Course is renowned for its spectacular forest setting as well as its challenging play. Once restricted to military officers and private club members, today the 18-hole course is open to the public.

The Presidio Trust and its partners host regular exhibits, walking tours, family events, and volunteer opportunities.
>> Get Maps and Plan a Day in the Park

Many Presidio organizations offer experiences, programs, and services.
>> To learn more, read about the Presidio community.