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San Francisco City Bike Rental
"Rent a bike at the nearest bicycle rental shops to the Golden Gate Bridge. For only 3 miles bike ride on a scenic beach bike trail you will reach Palace of Fine Arts Crissy Field Fort Point and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Bike across the bridge and ride downhill to Sausalito a beautiful waterfront town on the other side of the bridge where you can dine in many great local restaurants while enjoying the water views. To make your trip even more exciting
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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco
"Pick up your bike from the beautiful Marina district only less than 3 miles away from the famous Golden Gate Bridge! Depending on your plan and destination we will suggest you the best bike routes to avoid hills and traffics. You will be provided with helmet u-lock map and some safety tips. We have different sizes of bikes and we will personally adjust the saddle to fit your height.The bike path to the Golden Gate Bridge is only 3 blocks away from our Lombard street shop and it is mostly flat. You will be biking along the waterfront and enjoying the views of the San Francisco Bay. You will pass by Fort Mason Park
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Historic Cable Car San Francisco City Tour and Bridge Walk
"You are first greeted by one of our knowledgeable and professional guides in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. You will then board the only historic motorized cable car available in San Francisco allowing access and entry into historic places and hidden gems that typical tour buses are not allowed.Your fully guided tour begins through Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square on your way to the first stop Palace Of Fine Arts where you will learn about this architectural treasure and see it up close. Next stop our cable car will make its way to the Golden Gate Bridge allowing any guests the opportunity to step foot onto the bridge walk and listen as our guide shares stories of how this amazing structure was engineered and marvel at its unique architectural design unlike no other bridge in the world! You will then board our cable car and head to Fort Point and learn about its signi one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods in Pacific Heights and even drive past the home filmed in the blockbuster hit Mrs. Doubtfire. Have your cameras ready
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Lots of Things to Do Here

The Former Airfield of the Presidio is now a mixed use area for the public now, Crissy Field is anchored by Marina Green on the east side, and Fort Point on the West. The park is home to a multitude of uses and has many public amenities. After the airfield was closed in 1974, it became under the National Park Service and was restored and renovated and it now has sand dunes where local species of birds now live, a new promenade called Golden Gate Promenade was built, picnic areas and where public shows and activities are done.

opens: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday

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machomikemd
Sep 08, 2014

Great View but skip dinner

The Cliff house restaurant has been recently in 2003 redone. The view of the waves is magnificent that however can not be said of the food (not bad but not fabulous) . Go to the bar, get a drink and order some pot stickers (some of the best in town) and enjoy the view. Follow this up by a walk around the remnants of the Sutro Baths (right next to the building) or Sutro Gardens which are on a cliff directly across from the Cliff House. You will have to turn left and walk up the hill to get to the gardens. For a longer walk , turn left, go up to the corner turn left and go to the WWII memorial , take some stairs down there is a path along the coast, great walk (take the lower path) the one with the stairs if you keep taking the paths down you will end up on a tiny beach, not for swimming but a great place to just sit and rest. Pets on leash are welcom in reality off leash is ok on the walk down to the beach.

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Rassors
Sep 10, 2009

Presidio of San Francisco

Covering the area at the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio of San Francisco Park is a popular recreation area for fishermen, cyclists, joggers, picnickers, and others who want to enjoy the outdoors. This park sits on what used to be a US Army and US Coast Guard Station. The Presidio closed in 1995 and much of the area became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area.

A hangar on Crissy Field was also a key Japanese language school during WWII. This school was later moved to the Presidio of Monterey and became the Defense Language Institute-Foreign Language Center that still exists today.

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Ewingjr98
Oct 23, 2007

Crissy Field

Here is a favorite hangout for the locals, a place to hike, run, jog, ride bikes, and just take a break from the city. It offers some great views of San Francisco Bay, and a sanctuary for all kinds of marine and coastal life.

This is where some of the early Spanish, Russian, and English visitors landed. It was the site of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition; sadly, all the buildings from that event are gone except the Palace of Fine Arts (where the Exploratorium now stands). After that, this became a US Army airfield, which closed after World War II. In 1962, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Crissy Field Center provides a wealth of information about this highly sensitive eco-system, and its history. By the way, if you visit then please stay on the trails at all times. The coastal vegetation here is fragile, and easily damaged by people trampling on it.

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Jan 13, 2007
 
 
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Presidio/Chrissy Field

Sandy beaches, people playing volleyball, happy dogs running off leash everywhere. Not to mention beautiful views of the Golden Gate bridge.

Drive through the Presidio then stop at Chrissy Field and walk along the water. You can go as far as Fort Point to get a close up view of the Golden Gate Bridge. There is almost always good parking near Fort Point because I don't think a lot of people know about it. You can watch surfers under the Golden Gate Bridge get dangerously close to the rocks!

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newsphotogirl
Oct 25, 2006

Crissy Field

This 100 acre shoreline park is located in the Presidio. Orginally a military airfield, it has now been restored to its natural state. It is a favorite with local cyclist, runners, walkers and wind surfers. The views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge are stunning. The perfect place to relax.

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Getting to Crissy Field

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1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129

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  • Sunday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Monday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Thursday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Friday 07:58 to 19:00
  • Saturday 07:58 to 19:00

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