The only other gift shops in the park I know of now are the Warming Hut and the newer one at the bridgeviewing area, the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion. The Pavilion is great for tourist souvenirs; take your guests. But of the two I prefer the Warming Hut, a combination coffee shop, gift shop, and bookstore. To get there from the bridge area, head east on the Battery East Trail and take the stairway down (153 steps, pic 2) to Crissy Field.
So out the back way (the Ecology Trail is back here), curving around the Infantry Terrace neighborhood with its huge homes (pic 3). This 'hood’s tennis courts are below the residences; they take one of the old stone stairways down (pic 4).
Down from here and up the 56 stairs, pix 5, 6, 7, to the Post Chapel, onto the cemetery trail west to the overlook, a short, hilly trail hiked for years. Pic 8. Love the trail logs.
One can’t resist taking photos of the Batteries to Bluffs Trail as the scenery is always gorgeous, even to someone who’s been here hundreds of times. The stairway-trail (473-ish steps) is very photogenic and loves to have her picture taken: 9 thru 17.
For a change, partway up the Connector (pic 18), stayed on the short trail out to the residences: 19, 20. There are numerous ways into the Presidio Forest behind the buildings (last pic); not easy to pick just one. Would like to see these oceanview residences painted so they aren’t so drab. Think about viewing this hillside from Lands End, for example, and seeing different pastels or brights.