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Inspiration Point

Arguello Blvd. and Washington Blvd.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA, 94199, United States
TEL: (415) 561-5444

Located in the Presidio National Park, Inspiration Point is a spacious sandstone plaza featuring panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. The site also overlooks rare serpentine grasslands, and the surrounding trees are home to raptors such as red-tailed hawks and kestrels. The plaza garden is filled with labeled native plants, including California coffeeberry, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom, and coyote brush. In addition to serving as a popular picnic spot, Inspiration Point is convenient to the Presidio’s many hiking trails and can also be rented for special events May through October.

Insider Tip:

During your visit, make sure to search the surrounding area for two nature-inspired sculptures by award-winning British artist Andy Goldsworthy. The sculptures are located on either side of Inspiration Point.


Open / Closes
  • Biking/Jogging Paths
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Public/City
  • Picnic Area Available
  • Restaurant/Café

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