3461 Sacramento St., Presidio
We happened upon this French home interiors brand on Instagram and were delighted to discover a brick-and-mortar location in Presidio Heights. A husband-and-wife duo helm Caravane with an assist from their daughter. Neutral hues, natural fabrics like linen and cotton, bright patterns, baskets—you name it, Caravane has the prettiest, earthiest version of it. The curtains are especially gorgeous and affordable, considering many are made with organic fabrics. And the terracotta salad bowls, wooden boards, and tablecloths mimic those I-need-that! kitchen items you stop the car for driving through the markets of Aix-en-Provence.
3613 Sacramento St., Presidio
As Quoted is gorgeously clean and white, with a long marble bar and warm brass chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. And the menu has the added value that everything is delicious, healthy, and allergy conscious—excellent lattes (even a turmeric option), a smoked salmon sandwich on gluten-free bread, and a kale and avocado salad are all excellent picks. Plus, it's really easy to take meals to-go.
386 Moraga Ave., Presidio
Dance meets barre meets cardio at the COMPANY, which offers four weekly classes (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday). Their barre-focused class is 45 minutes long and combines elements of low-impact dance with body sculpting exercises, all set to music. COMPANY's other music-driven class is 60 minutes long and a mix of dance and high intensity cardio. Their studio is an awesome, bright, open, airy space in Presidio—but note that Sunday's class is currently held at Sweat Republic.
The Future Perfect
3085 Sacramento St., Presidio
It's about time San Francisco got a proper high-end, design-centric furniture and décor store of its very own—granted, this one's an offshoot of a Brooklyn-born, NYC-based showroom, but still. The stuff here speaks to a clean, modern aesthetic, think: Roll & Hill's geometric lighting fixtures and gemstone-hued Arflex seating. Shopping here is not cheap (a box sofa we fell in love with rang in at a cool 8k), but thankfully you can set up gift and wedding registries.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St., Presidio
Founded by Walt Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, this 40,000 square foot space in the Presidio offers an incredible view into the mind that created the whole concept of animation, whether you have little fans of Mickey on your hands or not. There are elements from his whole life on display, including many drawings from when he first landed in Los Angeles with $40 in his pocket. There's also a fascinating 13-foot model of Disneyland on site, rendered according to Walt Disney's original vision.
Julius Kahn Playground
West Pacific Ave. & Spruce St., Presidio
Inspired by the playgrounds in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, this beloved spot is particularly good for older kids, as much of the climbing equipment is more challenging than your typical slide structure. That said, there's a designated spot for smaller kids that's not as intimidating. There are also hiking trails throughout the Presidio (with views of the Golden Gate Bridge), along with tennis and basketball courts and playing fields.
Coastal Trail Presidio Park
Baker Beach, Presidio
The California Coastal trail is actually one giant mega-trail connecting Mexico to Oregon. For this segment in the Presidio (the park and former army base that make up a protected area around the Southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge), you'll walk a 2-3 mile stretch from Baker Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge along the rocky coastline. With views of the bay throughout, it's a gorgeous way to approach the bridge; plus, it's much less touristy than the other walking approach, which starts in Fisherman's Wharf. This route is a great little hike for wearing out the kids, and the Presidio offers a lot of other side trails, too, if you're hoping to string together a longer morning run.
3640 Sacramento St., Presidio
The slick interior and miles-deep wine list make this is a great place for a dressed-up celebratory dinner. The food spans a variety of cuisines but the emphasis remains on local and organic fare. We're partial to the Sunday brunch (get the beignets) and the burger any night of the week. They have three elegant rooms for private parties—the events team is particularly skilled at florals.
The Grocery Store
3687 Sacramento St., Presidio
Don't bother searching the web, Susan purposely keeps The Grocery Store's online presence nonexistent so people stop by to experience her gem of a shop in person. Here, you’ll find designer pieces you won’t find anywhere else in San Francisco like Comme Des Garcons, Miu Miu, The Row, and big-name jeans galore.