Emmy's Guide to the Presidio

San Francisco, California

Name: Emmy
Neighborhood: Presidio
City: San Francisco, California
My Home: Four-bedroom townhouse

The Presidio is a former military base turned National Park on the northside of San Francisco. Packed with Eucalyptus trees, canons, trails galore and incredible architecture, this historic 'hood makes you feel like you've left San Francisco…

Emmy's Guide to the Presidio

… until you find a lookout spot and peep the grand view of the Golden Gate Bridge and bay. Not to mention the free PresidiGo shuttle that takes you around the park, and commuters to and from downtown SF throughout the week.

1. Go-to Shop for Gifts

    PAPER SOURCE: 2061 Chestnut St
    From Apartment Therapy: "A fantastic resource for DIY supplies, color and pattern inspiration and unique home goods."

2. Best Vintage Shop, Thrift Store, or Flea Market

    PAST PERFECT: 2224 Union Street
    From Apartment Therapy: "Past Perfect is the place to go for a flea market fix in between monthly visits to the Alameda Antique Faire."

3. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant


4. Best Place to Pick Up Groceries

    REAL FOODS: 3060 Fillmore Street
    From their site: "The Real Food Company is committed to providing our customers fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables grown with the use of sustainable practices."

5. Best Place to Buy Flowers


6. Best Neighborhood Park

    JULIUS KHAN: Located on the Presidio’s southern border along West Pacific Avenue
    From the Park Service: "'JK' (as it is popularly known) includes swings, sandboxes, lawns, and tennis courts."

7. Best Spot to Take Visitors

    The beautifully landscaped area below Lucas Films (on Gorgas Ave in the Presidio)!

Thanks, Emmy!

Photos: Emmy

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