On the Lucky Tuk Tuk Night City Lights Tour take in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge span from the edge of Crissy Field in the Presidio.
Crissy Field, a former U.S. Army airfield, is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California, United States. Historically part of the Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field closed as an airfield after 1974. The Parks Conservancy’s signature project, Crissy Field was transformed starting in 2001 from a former military airfield into a beloved national park site.
Today, the restored Crissy Field is a stunning place to walk or bike on a flat, hard-packed promenade with iconic views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. A beautiful and much-loved trail winds through Crissy Field between Marina Green and Fort Point.
You’ll find beaches, picnic tables, tidal marsh overlooks, and renowned windsurfing. At the east end, Crissy Field Center serves as a multicultural urban environmental education center for youth. A Monumental Restoration Effort As part of the restoration, over 100,000 native plants representing 110 species were planted or seeded around the site. Since the restoration, biologists have identified over 17 fish species and 135 bird species in the tidal marsh, including herons, egrets, ducks, and gulls. Also, keep an eye out for the heads of California sea lions as they swim past Crissy Field!
Read about the incredible transformation: https://www.parksconservancy.org/projects/crissy-field Once a tidal marsh and seasonal home of Ohlone Indians, Crissy Field’s colorful history has included a Grand Prix raceway, an historic army airfield, and a U.S. Coast Guard station. However, by the time it came to the National Park Service from the U.S. Army in 1994, the site had fallen into neglect. The site has been transformed into the 100-acre tidal marshland and waterfront park we enjoy today.
Nearby Points of Interest
Fort Mason: Once a United States Army post, this 1,200 acre is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Center. The remaining historic buildings are still in use with the military and also rented for civilian uses such as art galleries, dining, music instruction and the Fort Mason Arts and Culture Center. Off The Grid at Fort Mason: Largest gathering of food trucks in the city. Every Friday night from March through October. Enjoy live music while trying a variety of ethnic cookery.
Golden Gate Bridge: You’ve seen it in movies, television, books, and postcards – now go ahead and take a walk on it! And don’t forget your camera.
Union Street Shopping: Amidst chic shops and restaurants, enjoy the brightly painted Victorians and secret courtyards. As much fun at night as it is in the daytime.
Fisherman’s Wharf: Shops, shops, and a plethora of great seafood restaurants line the Wharf, where you still see vestiges of the old fishing crafts used by the Italian immigrants who brought the Wharf to life after the Gold Rush.
Presidio Once a U.S. Army post, today the Presidio is a national park unlike any you have experienced before. Home to museums, restaurants, recreational destinations, art installations, trails, and the best views of the Golden Gate
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field is featured on:
- Public TourLucky Tuk Tuk at Night - San Francisco Lights Tour
7:30 pmHow long?Approx. 2 hoursWhen?NightlyDo we fit?Seats 6 (Ages 5+)How much?From $65.00
Explore San Francisco at night in a cozy, electric Tuk Tuk! Get up close to the glittering lights and go where buses don’t dare in this modern-day rickshaw. Live commentary included!