The Presidio is among the city’s most popular playgrounds, beloved by children and adults alike. Attractions in the park include the Walt Disney Family Museum on the Main Post, which spotlights the famed cartoon creator’s life and art through interactive exhibits, sketches, memorabilia, listening stations, animated clips and more. The refurbished Presidio Officers’ Club promises a fascinating look at local history with multi-media displays, memorabilia and ongoing archaeological work; in the Mesa Room, youngsters will marvel at layers of exposed walls dating back to the Presidio’s earliest days.
Stop for a snack at Arguello, chef Traci Des Jardins’ contemporary Mexican cafe in the Presidio Officers’ Club. There’s an affordable kids’ menu, along with cookies, chocolates and horchata ice cream for dessert.
With play equipment, sandboxes, athletic fields and unexpected Golden Gate Bridge views, Julius Kahn Playground is one of the Presidio’s hidden gems. Along the northern waterfront, Crissy Field offers options for sharing a picnic lunch, flying a kite or building a sand castle. The House of Air indoor trampoline park is a great place to play on rainy days, and the neighboring Batters Box SF welcomes sluggers of all ages and skill levels.