Military Bases/ Facilities in San Francisco

THE 5 BEST San Francisco Military Bases & Facilities

Military Bases & Facilities in San Francisco

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  • Previa1994
    Chicago, IL6,369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fort Point is an awesome location which combines history and scenic beauty.  This is one of the best spots for the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.  One is almost directly under the bridge at water level.  In addition, the historic fort is worth visiting for understanding the history of the Bay.  One can walk through the fort and see the historical displays.  Twice a year there are historical enactments; which I think is the best occasion to visit the fort.  Fort Point is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.  Ample free parking is available.  Admission is free, but check the website for times when they are open.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come here for great views of downtown San Francisco across the Bay, and also some of the hills. This island is land fill that was created for the 1939 Exposition. Some of the Exposition buildings are still here. But these days you will find a lot of construction of new apartments. So someday this will be a city itself.
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,555 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz from here. Worth a walk if you are visiting the wharf area.
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland40,856 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In a great brick building, whose former steam power tower was shortened by the 1906 quake, we saw the winding process that drives the three cable car lines.

    It was marvellous strolling around the gallery and seeing the whirring wheels and other mechanisms that gaurantee a steady nine miles an hour for the cables. These are fed under the street at a lower level that is also available to the curious visitor.

    Lots of posters and photographs document the engineering feats leading to the 23 lines in 1873 and the subsequent history including the public campaign to save parts of the system in the 1940s and 50s, sucessfully preserving the 3 lines that today are such a part of the city's life.
    Written 8 December 2018
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  • hecubus23
    Las Vegas, NV94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach is the main attraction in this area, but if you walk off the beaten path just a little bit, you'll come across one 6" guns that were similar to the original ones that covered the mouth of the harbor that actually is one of the few guns like this that is still operational. Seeing this installation was built in 1907 and the condition its in, its remarkable to see this.
    Written 26 October 2019
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