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The Presidio Tours

Once a military base, The Presidio is now a huge public park on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula. The Spanish established a military fortress on the site in 1776, and it was later turned over to Mexico, and then to the United States in 1848. The original name was the Royal Fortress of Saint Francis, fortress being a translation of “presidio,” and the area remained an active base for military operation until 1995. Since 1996, The Presidio has been a park. It's part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, but is operated by a private trust.

Among the many outdoor recreational opportunities within The Presidio are hiking, mountain biking, and golfing. The waters just off the park's beaches are great places to go kite surfing or sailing, not to mention fishing. There's also one camping facility inside the park that's open from April-October, as well as one lodge in a former US Army residence hall.

Practical Info

Stop in at the Presidio Visitor Center to learn about activities and attractions inside the park. The center is open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm. The park itself is open 24/7, and there are no fees to enter. 

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San Francisco Private Urban Hike: The Presidio, San Francisco, null
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San Francisco Private Urban Hike: The Presidio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enter a new world as you embark on an urban hike through the historic Presidio in San Francisco for your private group of 4 or more. Following your expert ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip, San Francisco, Hiking ... 
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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 311 Reviews

Treat yourself to a deluxe combination tour containing all of the best that San Francisco has to offer: city tour, the giant redwoods of Muir Woods and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.00
San Francisco Experience City Tour from Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Super Savers
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San Francisco Experience City Tour from Fisherman's Wharf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

This is a one-of-a-kind premier city tour lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard our authentic Classic Cable Car that lets you disembark ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito, San Francisco, City Tours
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco to Sausalito

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Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge on this scenic San Francisco bike tour, a family-friendly adventure bringing you up close to the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Bridge Bay and Headlands Hike, San Francisco, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Bridge Bay and Headlands Hike

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Start in the historic Presidio and walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge taking in sweeping views of San Francisco. We'll climb up into the Marin Headlands ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo

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Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.80
Small Group Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour, San Francisco, City Tours
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Small Group Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 101 Reviews

See some of the best of the San Francisco Bay Area on this full-day combo tour of Muir Woods with wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley. In the morning, walk ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00
Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise, San Francisco, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 Reviews

Enjoy two separate adventures on San Francisco Bay with this combo experience that includes an Alcatraz tour inside the world famous prison and a sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $155.00
San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour, San Francisco, Day Cruises
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San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Travel along the San Francisco Bay faster, farther and closer to the sights then any tour boat on the bay, and in a more private and personal setting. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
San Francisco Private Love Tour, San Francisco, Day Cruises
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San Francisco Private Love Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

For an unforgettable City Sightseeing tour, hitch a ride in a 1970's VW Hippie bus. This is an authentic and unique way to experience San Francisco. This tour ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $396.00

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