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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 64%Local Culture
- 55%Green Travelers
- 55%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (56)
- Crissy FieldAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 9First to ReviewNov 09, 2013
I love this park! There's usually a better chance of finding parking around this area where there's sporting equipment rentals in the buildings lining the road. On a nice day there's a lot of people around running, biking, playing with their dogs, picnicking, etc. Fabulous views of the Golden Gate bridge as well.
- Crissy FieldNov 22, 2013
One of my favorite weekend spots to start a long leisurely run. You can run across the Golden Gate Bridge or connect to the Presidio Park or to Sutro Baths. If running isn't your thing, you can relax on the beach and observe the various water sports (kite-boarding, sup, sailing, and kayaking). Last weekend, we encountered a bulldog meet-up aka cute overload of furriness!
- Crissy FieldNov 07, 2013
Located on the Bay, Crissy Field is a locals favorite for jogging, power walking, and just kicking back in a place with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands. End to end, it's about a two-mile-long promenade. There also is a small cafe that sells drinks/treats and a set of bathrooms along the way.
- Crissy FieldMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Aug 12, 2013
Best view of the bridge. Bring a picnic basket filled with goodies, a frisbee and a blanket, and enjoy a full afternoon here!
- Crissy FieldMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
It's great to walk on the trails of Crissy Field on those sunny windy days. Folks are flying kites, riding bikes and it looks like the whole world is out playing by the water.
- Crissy FieldCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 09, 2013
On days worthy of grilling, you can find a number of San Franciscans in Crissy Field. With lots of open space to share and a good amount of parking, it’s a wonderful place to get your friends together to enjoy views of the Bay, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz.
The area known as the Wind Sock, named for the giant orange wind sock waving like a flag, is perhaps my favorite place to gather. There are restrooms nearby, tables, an active beach area and several lots for parking. You also get the Palace of Fine Arts as a backdrop should you choose to turn your head the other direction. It’s also my favorite location because it’s at the center of all the action and not too far to get to.
For those seeking a more classic view, the area near Fort Point is a sure favorite. Parking is more limited here and it’s a bit of a walk, should you choose to use your legs, but the surroundings are beautiful. You’ll not only get nice and close with the Golden Gate Bridge and the historic old fort, but also surfers, fishermen and tourists. Restrooms are available here as well, though they are not quite as large.
Remember to always bring sunscreen and something warm to throw on. The sky can be deceptive like that.
- Crissy FieldMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 1Sep 13, 2013
Usually freakin' windy, so layer up! Place to go with your dogs, kids, families, friends, etc. There's something for everyone. You can fly a kite, have a picnic, take a stroll, play games on the lush lawn. I adore Crissy Field, and it's a big part of San Francisco life.
- Crissy FieldMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 07, 2013
Crissy Field was originally an airfield that was opened soon after the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 and closed for good in 1974. It is part of the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and was named in honor of Major Dana H. Crissy, who crashed and died during an Air Service transcontinental reliability test.
Redesigned in 1994, Crissy Field passed from being a military airport into becoming open space. To create the new site, 87,000 tons of hazardous materials were removed from the area and the tidal wetlands were redesigned to simulate the wetlands that existed before the military appropriated the site and used the area as a dump and landfill location.
Today, most of Crissy Field's buildings from its 1920s glory years remain standing, including the U. S. Coast Guard station and pier. Some buildings are in private use with businesses leasing hangars and offices and families renting the former officer housing. The area also has museums, cafés, gift shops and bike/pedestrian lanes. Gayle and I recently spent a pleasant afternoon walking through the area on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and onward to Sausalito. The views of the Bay were inspiring and our experience merited a return engagement.
- Crissy FieldMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Crissy Field might be my favorite place in San Francisco. I love it here- the views are incredible and it's a great place to go running. Bring your dog to play at the beach, ride bikes across the bridge, stake out some tables and throw a barbeque, go crabbing on the piers, or grab some coffee from the Warming Hut and and watch the sunset over the bridge on a clear day.
There's just so much to do...spend a little time at Crissy Field and you'll realize why San Francisco is such a special and beautiful place and why we're lucky to live here.