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Group of picnickers seated on Crissy Field lawn

Jul 1, 2021

Picnic Like a Pro for National Picnic Month

To celebrate National Picnic Month, here are tips to plan the perfect picnic in the Presidio.


July is National Picnic month and summer picnics in the great outdoors are a great way to connect with friends and family. Here are tips to help plan the perfect picnic in the Presidio.

Find the Perfect Spot

Picnickers seated on lawn near Letterman Digital Arts

The Presidio ​is home to some of San Francisco’s best places to picnic – many with green grass, picnic tables, and unbeatable Golden Gate Bridge views. If you’re looking to create that quintessential picnic experience, either near the water or surrounded by nature, we’ve got you covered.

Six Favorite Picnic Areas in the Presidio

Assemble Your Picnic

Charcuterie tray from Presidio Social Club

What’s a picnic without tasty snacks?! The Presidio is home to some wonderful restaurants and cafés. Save yourself the hassle and pick up delicious fixings from one of these local businesses.

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Let the Games Begin

Visitors picnicking on lawn with tall trees in the background

No picnic would be complete without classic lawn games such as cornhole, ladder toss, badminton, and frisbee. Pick up these games at Presidio Sports Basement. Looking to get active before or after your picnic? Try Movement’s epic climbing wall and House of Air’s trampolines. All are located in the historic warehouses at the Presidio’s  Crissy Fi​eld.

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Leave No Trace

Visitors at Baker Beach with Golden Gate Bridge in background

Keep the park beautiful by practicing the “Leave No Trace” Golden Rules! For starters, pack out what you bring in, recycle and compost when you can, and leave the park even better than you found it.

“Leave No Trace” Seven Principles