Fort Mason


Everywhere you turn in this 1,200-acre greenbelt on the City’s northern waterfront, you’ll find endless options for relaxation and stimulation. This former military installation, with its jaw-dropping view of the Golden Gate, is headquarters for the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. A lush meadow slopes down to the the waterside Fort Mason Center where on any day or night you’ll find museum shows, fairs, dining, theaters, seminars, a hostel for visitors, and more activities than you can imagine.


Seasonality / Weather

8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday



The Presidio can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (Highways 1 and 101); from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1.


San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay area.

Public Transport: 

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28, 29 and 43 lines. Bus service from the North Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza is available through Golden Gate Transit.