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Fort Mason Center

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Marina District
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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Amazing Conference at Fort Mason General's Residence

I have lived near San Francisco my entire life, and I have never known about Fort Mason. It is a beautiful property, and if you ever have an opportunity to either attend or host... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Kim K
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there a number of times on business and it was a cool place in a fly location. Great view of the water.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have lived near San Francisco my entire life, and I have never known about Fort Mason. It is a beautiful property, and if you ever have an opportunity to either attend or host an event at the Residence, you are in for a treat. The General's Residence is a Historical Site, a lovely Mansion that sits directly across from... More 

Thank Kim K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place to eat! This place is fun and you will be overwhelmed by the different authentic cuisines here. My favorite truck was the gyro stop simply because i love me some greek food!

Thank Noi O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Walk towards Fort Mason from Aquatic Park. When you reached the "summit", you will see a small park; Bay Trail. You could picnic, stroll, play with your children. Good views and again, it is free of charge. After that, proceed to Fort Mason Center. There are toilets and many buildings / galleries to explore.

Thank Enhan
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Fort Mason is one of my favorite places to walk. There are top quality art shows in some of the buildings along with permanent galleries and the Flax Art Supply store.

Thank Peppersmom2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Been there feel times and love it, great place to go for a walk and to enjoy a nice view. Always full of people, and a great place to go for a long walk with friends.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Walked down to check out the used bookstore called Readers Bookstore. Nice place but books are overpriced so we did not buy anything. Overall the place has quite a few shops but they were pretty empty. Nice location near a park. Would not return.

Thank Jeff M
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

It's more barracks, no walls giving it a fort look. Having said that it's in a great spot for a walk. We walked through here on our way to the Golden Gate bridge so the scenery is actually quite nice but don't expect this big security fort.

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Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Fort Mason was the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for the US Army for over 100 years. Today, it offers a relaxing experience with great scenery, trails for walking, jogging, biking, a large park (grassy) area, gardens, and a youth hostel. The property sits on top of the San Fransisco peninsula and offers sweeping views of both the Golden Gate... More 

Thank McCall E
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We stayed in San Francisco in the summer at the Buena Vista Motor Inn on Lombard Street and Fort Mason is just a short walk from our hotel. It's a lovely area with hotels and restaurants, and we really enjoyed Fort Mason for a pleasant walk. It was a major point of embarkation for the US Army and is now... More 

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Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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