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Fort Mason

National Park, Field, and Performing Arts Venue
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco
  • Maxim V.
    "Nice park and good sunset view with the Golden Gate Bridge"(8 Tips)
    ALCHEMIQ Catering
    "Great view of Alcatraz, Golden Gate and the city!"(5 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "Walk up the hills here to get a fantastic view of the bay."(16 Tips)
    Emily M.
    "Great place for a picnic on a sunny day!"(3 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • golden gate bridge
  • alcatraz
  • picnics
  • wine
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  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2011
    If you want to learn to play guitar, Blue Bear music school is here. If you want to try the best vegetarian food in SF, check out Greens. For comedy improv, they have the BATS improv troupe. Read more
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FMay 5, 2013
    Farmers Market on Sundays with an impressive selections of veggies, fruits, bread, cheese and fish. Items change with the season so every week you will find something new. Support the local farmers!
  • SFist
    SFistMarch 10
    It's the start of Off the Grid's weekly food truck party, with 11 new additions this year and a lineup that typically attracts around 9,000 people. The fun starts at 5 PM every Friday until October. Read more
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumAugust 16, 2011
    Play with the free Outdoor Exploratorium exhibits at Fort Mason! You can taste the tides, race speed and light, and use the Golden Gate Bridge as a thermometer. Maps of all exhibits are in Building A. Read more
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to go to Alcatraz Island and see the first lighthouse ever built followed up with a visit to the museum at The Rock to see all the interesting items collected from Alcatraz.
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumNovember 1, 2011
    Is it a windy day? Most days around 3 or 4 p.m., the Fort Mason area receives the most gusts. Check out our Outdoor Flying Birds exhibit that only flies when it's windy! Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick- Best Full-Contact Fun with (Clothed) Strangers. SF Footy’s Coed Australian Rules Football. Situated within a Tecate’s throw of the infamous... Read more
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    Also known as "Frat Mason" this is the Marina bro counterpart to the Mission's Dolores Park. At least walk through it along the coast. At most, eat a sandwich with a beer on the lawn.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I like this place for the Magic Theatre, Greens vegetarian resto, and as a place to start a nice flat 9km round trip run to Fort Point.
  • David H.
    David HJuly 28, 2015
    This is a great place for 2 hour free parking on the west end of fisherman's wharf!
  • Tu L.
    Tu LamMarch 30, 2013
    Get there early, some vendors run out of chocolates for sale. Eat some food to help settle your stomach
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchreckDecember 15, 2015
    Historic spot filled with great views of amazing places all over San Francisco! I love this place!
  • Lucca Y.
    Lucca YouKnowMay 7, 2012
    Relax in the sun with friends, your pup, or alone and enjoy the view of the water and the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    A great venue for events or just walking around, particularly down by the water.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place to spend a warm SF day. Stop by the Safeway next door for beers and snacks.
  • American Express
    American ExpressJune 22, 2011
    Head over to Off the Grid where you'll find the best food trucks in town! Our Amex Travel specialists recommend the tacos.
  • Crispin M.
    Crispin McCabeJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There's an inexpensive place to get coffee or a light meal in the back of the Youth Hostel.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroOctober 8, 2015
    Excellent for a walk and watch the bridge. Also off the grid is here every Friday.
  • Russell S.
    Russell SproutsApril 20, 2013
    get some sunshine then head over to the voodoo lounge (lombard & vanness) for cocktails and giant beers
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 13
    Proximity to parks is nice. Beautiful views over the water
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    The Children’s Art Center (it’s in Building C) offers drop-in art classes; call to check times. PS: You can shop at Safeway across the street while the kids are in class. Powered by ParentsConnect.c Read more
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰May 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Biannual Vintner's is the best! Get ready to day drink hundreds of different wines!
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldAugust 22, 2014
    Go here for the bridge view. After, walk Chestnut St in marina district
  • George S.
    George S.May 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If u are visit the upper part of Fort Mason @ Bay & Franklin keep in mind there is road construction happening. Driving in/out is a little confusing at the moment.
  • Crispin M.
    Crispin McCabeJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A lot of skunks call the big meadow their home. See them frequently, never seen one agitated by people walking around.
  • Hard R.
    Great place to walk around. Great photo ops.
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    From Fort Mason Center you can see the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    Walk up the hills here to get a fantastic view of the bay.
  • Tim O.
    Tim O.March 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Park rangers giving tickets for having glass bottles. Even if it's just water!
  • Rajesh M.
    Rajesh MidhaApril 13
    Nice views from the end of the pier
  • Amy B.
    Amy BOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some hidden gems here. All wth great views. Look around.
  • ALCHEMIQ Catering
    ALCHEMIQ CateringAugust 26, 2011
    Walk down to the water! Great view of Alcatraz, Golden Gate and the city!
  • Paul V.
    Paul VousdenSeptember 22, 2012
    Great place to hang out and enjoy the views but take your trash with you
  • Kerem S.
    Kerem SuerAugust 1, 2011
    If you walk your pup off leash, watch out for the rangers, $100 ticket is no fun!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ChadwickJuly 5, 2013
    So much fun!! It's like the Delores Park near the Bay!!
  • Chloe C.
    Yoga in the park is great here!
  • Carlitos M.
    Carlitos MgmJanuary 4, 2014
    Great view to Golden Gate bridge
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for some sloshball, or just catching some sun!
  • Russell B.
    Russell BeattieMarch 6, 2009
    Go have a picnic behind the Hostel at Fort Mason. There's a quiet green space behind the building above the tourists with views of the bay, an old canon and picnic tables.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 11, 2010
    awesome dog and people watching... if you don't mind tourists on bikes headed towards the gg gate.
  • Martha H.
    Martha HughesDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Check the local calendar to see what's going on, something happening every day of the week!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MeersandSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a picnic on a sunny day!
  • Maxim V.
    Maxim VosJuly 31
    Nice park and good sunset view with the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Forrest
    ForrestJanuary 26, 2015
    It's only a 30 minute walk to the fisherman's warf
  • Michael O.
    Michael OsmanFebruary 23, 2014
    You can always find a spot to sit.
  • Iris R.
    Iris RodriguezDecember 20, 2011
    Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz
  • Andrea
    AndreaSeptember 28, 2013
    Books galore!! $1-$3 per book
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 11, 2015
    You can see Alcatraz!
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HarrisonFebruary 24, 2010
    SF Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting. Enjoy full glasses of (good!) wine to the fullest.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰April 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The wastebaskets are always full of Bud Light boxes
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