Start a cultural journey at the renovated Presidio Officers’ Club, a social hub and historical jewel that reopened in October. Explore the park’s military and civilian development at the Presidio Heritage Gallery, and don’t miss the vintage photos in Moraga Hall. Then, swing by artist Andy Goldsworthy’s “Earth Wall” installation in the Hardie Courtyard. His “Tree Fall” piece is also on the Main Post, while his “Wood Line” tree trunk sculpture and 95-foot “Spire” installation made from Monterey cypress trunks are also located elsewhere in the Presidio.
Peek into the on-site archaeology lab before following Funston Avenue past the Victorian homes on Officers’ Row. Turn right at Lincoln Boulevard and follow the Presidio Promenade to the Letterman Digital Arts Center. Filmmaker George Lucas has studios here, and his iconic Yoda sits atop a fountain outside Building B. Or, turn left from Funston and follow the Presidio Promenade to the striking San Francisco National Cemetery.
End your excursion back on the Main Post, where two-time James Beard Award winner Traci Des Jardins opened The Commissary in 2014. Here, the culinary team puts a California spin on Spanish cuisine. It’s all served in a former mess hall outfitted with salvaged wood furnishings and a bustling open kitchen.