The Presidio in San Francisco


Rick Penn, an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service, gave us some tips on some of the best places to play right inside the Presidio:

Windsurfing/ Kiteboarding

Pier Crabbing

National Park Service - Ranger Led Hikes
(415) 561-4317

San Francisco Outrigger Canoe Center

You can jog, bike or walk on the many paths and roads throughout the Presidio or visit one of the historic sites. With a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach is a great place to visit for picnicing or beachcombing. The surf is rough, however, and so not ideal for swimming.

In addition to all of the opportunities for outdoor activities, there are many new projects being planned for the Presidio. The Disney Museum, devoted to the life and times of Walt Disney, will open in 2008 on the Main Parade Ground. Planet Granite, a beautiful climbing wall facility, will open on Crissy Field in 2008, as well as La Petite Baleen, a children’s swim school, next door. In 2009, Foggy Bridge Winery will open for business, also on Crissy Field, with a complete winery operation, tasting room and restaurant. At the Main Post, in addition to the Walt Disney Museum, the Presidio Trust is working on a proposal to construct a new lodge (100 rooms) on the Main Parade Ground and another proposal from the Fisher family of San Francisco, founders of the Gap, to house their world-class contemporary art collection in a 100,000 square–foot building that they propose to build in the Main Post. The latter proposal is still in the approval process.

   posted by : ellyka19 on 9/14/2010 at 05:26 PM
great post

San Francisco's beautiful Presidio, now a national park, is a surprising destination for adventures: fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, running, hiking and a whole lot more.
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