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Crissy Field/Presidio

Pros: Recently renovated/ astoundingly beautiful/beloved by locals, tourists and their canine friends
Cons: The fog blows in with a vengeance, mostly in the afternoons
Best For: Walking the promenade, flying a kite, admiring the view of the Golden Gate Bridge, coffee in the Warming Hut

Crissy FieldIn the beginning Crissy Field was marshland and home to the Ohlone Indians. In the 1920's it became a military airfield and has just undergone a remarkable restoration with the help of thousands of volunteers. The newly surfaced promenade is ideal for biking or strolling, the great grassy field is prime kite-fling territory, and at the West end of Crissy Field you can walk out into the bay, on the fishing pier, for views of both the city, and of the Golden Gate. Remember that by late afternoon the fog comes in with a chill, but that does not deter expert kite-surfers and sailboarders.

Crissy Field Center provides state of the art environmental education for kids of all ages and young ones love the touch tank , filled with sea stars and other critters, at the Natioonal Marine Sanctuary right on the beach.

Duck inside the newly renovated Warming Hut (West side of the field) designed with all renewable or recyclable materials. Its gift shop offers planet-friendly souvenirs and cool books about San Francisco.

Crissy Field Center
1199 East Beach, Presidio
San Francisco, 94129
Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Crissy Field Warming Hut