What is the Presidio? For most San Franciscans, it’s a park in the Richmond district, but over the years it’s been many things to many people. Originally, the Presidio was a military fortification made in 1776 made by New Spain when they used the area as a launching ground for the colonization of the area. Congress voted to end its military status in 1989, and on October 1st of 1994, decided to hand the area over to the national Parks Service. Today, the Presidio is one of San Francisco’s highlights and its rolling lawns and beautiful bay area views make it a worthy stop for any interested in the beauty and history of this iconic American city.
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June 1, 2010
If you’ve never visited San Francisco before and don’t have a friend who’s a local to take you to all the cool spots, you’ll want to take a tour. Shoot, even if you do know a local who will take you around, I’d still recommend taking a tour. As San Francisco is one of the most fascinating and storied places in the country, there’s a lot of cool stuff you might miss if you’re at the mercy of a friend who only likes things in the Mission.