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Presidio Park

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Address: Presidio Drive at Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
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+1 619-236-6643

Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's intriguing...

Manicured and pristine urban park is reminiscent of San Diego's intriguing heritage, with the Junipero Serra Museum being its most popular attraction.

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Timeless Park Setting

I've been going to Presidio Park for my entire life. It is a beautiful setting on a long hillside. the road to the top winds through the trees and open grass areas. There are... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
William N
San Diego
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Bradenton, Florida
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666 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice family oriented park. You can see excellent views of the city and walk on paths that are easy to difficult to hike.

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San Diego
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've been going to Presidio Park for my entire life. It is a beautiful setting on a long hillside. the road to the top winds through the trees and open grass areas. There are several somewhat steep areas. Kids love them but may be difficult for people with limitations walking. Great place to grab a lunch and unwind.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This park is at old town quarter with the highest point , Junipero serra mission ( place for birthplace of Sandiego and California). The park can accede by car and walk. The trail provides interesting history of San Diego , fighting between mormon battalion and mexican troop, beyond the park , it's golf course with view of the old town... More 

1 Thank jajavalB
Riverside, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This was a lookout point of great military value and that can clearly be understood from the view. You could easily see a fleet or an army approaching. The grounds need work. It's a climb from old town that's worth the effort if you've got extra time.

1 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Grapevine, Texas
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a child I remember it being so lush and my sister got married there but now due to the drought it is brown. The fort itself and reading the history is interesting.

1 Thank ShirleyBaker55930
Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Presidio Park sits on a hill overlooking Old Town, the West end of Mission Valley, and Mission Bay. The park and the Presidio mark and commemorate the first settlement, founded in 1769, of what would become San Diego and the base from which the Spanish would colonize California. This is a quiet and beautiful location for a walk and for... More 

1 Thank Dave_from_MN
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Great place to just stroll and enjoy nature. The park is a beautiful place to picnic and just enjoy the area.

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Lago Vista, Texas
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

You step over and around many homeless people on the trails, and see their old clothes and other debris around the park. The park is pretty and green but the location right next and overlooking the freeway sort of detracts from the serenity. There is a little history and it is right next to Old Town, making it a convenient... More 

1 Thank lakechiro
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

We took the trail and steps from Mason St. in Old Town up the hill to Presidio Park, late on A December afternoon. The park, perfectly landscaped and maintained even in drought struck San Diego, was shaded, while the homes on the hills above it were in the sunlight. It had an unreal, kind of `middle-earth` feeling about it, especially... More 

1 Thank GoinThere2
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Situated at the top of a bluff overlooking Mission Valley, this is a small quiet park for a short visit or picnic. Not well used, a bit off the beaten track, we like it a lot. Don't miss a visit to Old Town San Diego while you are in the area. Some interesting exhibits and our favorite restaurant for Mexican... More 

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