Mediterranean-style houses and apartment buildings line the tidy streets and the presence of the Bay pervades the air. Be sure to stroll the mile-long Marina Green, where joggers, bicyclists, walkers and roller-bladers get both exercise and fabulous views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and Alcatraz Island. At the west end of the Marina Green, explore the Presidio and Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge. At the east end, check out Fort Mason.
Muni lines 22, 30, and 43 come through the Marina District.
Paid parking is available at Fort Mason from 7 am to midnight, although the parking lot does fill up occasionally.
BIG SAVINGS on Recommended Things To Do
- Take a guided bike TOUR
Palace of Fine Arts: Iconic architecture constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo. Hosting art exhibitions and weddings, the theater has become a major tourist attraction just for the view of the building itself.
Marina Green: A 74-acre grassy field on northern SF Bay coast. Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and Alcatraz. Great space for windy picnics and friendly gatherings.
Marina Green Fitness Court: Located in the Marina Green Triangle, the Fitness Court has 7 stations for bodyweight exercise. A free and entertaining way to squeeze in a workout while visiting.
Fort Mason: Once a United States Army post, this 1,200 acre is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Center. The remaining historic buildings are still in use with the military and also rented for civilian uses such as art galleries, dining, music instruction and the Fort Mason Arts and Culture Center.
Off The Grid at Fort Mason: Largest gathering of food trucks in the city. Every Friday night from March through October. Enjoy live music while trying a variety of ethnic cookery.
Nearby Points of Interest
Golden Gate Bridge: You’ve seen it in movies, television, books, and postcards – now go ahead and take a walk on it! And don’t forget your camera.
Union Street Shopping: Amidst chic shops and restaurants, enjoy the brightly painted Victorians and secret courtyards. As much fun at night as it is in the daytime.
Fisherman’s Wharf: Shops, shops, and a plethora of great seafood restaurants line the Wharf, where you still see vestiges of the old fishing crafts used by the Italian immigrants who brought the Wharf to life after the Gold Rush.