San Francisco, CA (December, 2020) – Opportunities for enjoying the Presidio, San Francisco's national park site, continue to evolve this winter as the park adheres to shelter in place guidelines from the city and county concerning COVID-19. Parks are vital to our health and well-being, and the Presidio's open spaces have remained available to provide essential access to outdoor space, fresh air, recreation, nature, and views. The safety of visitors and staff in the park is paramount and Presidio Like a Pro guidelines provide a road-map for visitors to do their own part in this important process towards re-opening the park to leisure travel. (Note: many of the park's indoor activities like dining, museums, and gyms are not currently open.)
Presidio Lodging is Open for Essential Travel
The Presidio has two historic boutique hotels that remain open for essential travelers. The 42-room Lodge at the Presidio is the closest hotel in San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge, featuring unparalleled views of the bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the city skyline. Its central location on the seven-acre Main Post public greens is the perfect jumping off point for active visitors looking to explore the Presidio's recreational areas. There are a variety of room types, from king and queen-bedded rooms, ideal for couples and solo travelers, to the 830 square foot Family Suite.
An intimate 26-room retreat, the Inn at the Presidio is perfect for those seeking a quiet retreat. Nestled in a secluded area tucked away off the Main Post, there's a lovely wooded walking trail accessible just out the back door of the inn. The Inn's nearby Funston House annex offers an intimate guest experience in a renovated historic officer's home just 30 yards from the main building. This beautiful Victorian-style house is comprised of four guestrooms, a living room, and dining room and can be rented in its entirety or as individual rooms.
Trails, Beaches, and Open Spaces
Throughout the pandemic, the Presidio has been a refuge for its Bay Area communit