The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
History-Buffs Will Love This Northern California Park
The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,491-acre park that served as a military post for 218 years, during which it served as a military headquarters for Spain, Mexico, and the U.S.
While the area now exists for commercial and public use, it was determined a National Historic Landmark in 1962 and still has 473 historic buildings today.
If this is your first trip, start at the Presidio Visitor's Center. There are plenty of interactive exhibits and detailed maps to help you plan your day.
Fort Point National Historic Site is located beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. For a truly unique visit, book the Candlelight Tour and explore the structure while holding a lantern.
The Presidio also hosts the Main Post, which has the oldest buildings in the Presidio. The Walt Disney Family Museum peeks into the personal life and creativity of Mr. Walt Disney.
The Presidio also has gorgeous views on its hiking trails, such as Lovers Lane Trail, which the Spanish used in the 18th century as a shortcut to Mission Delores.