Only exercise-crazed San Francisco could completely fill a former grocery warehouse with outdoor equipment.
Although The Sports Basement has locations in Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek and two other spots downtown, most locals consider the Presidio store, snugly located between the hills of the Presidio and the open spaces of Crissy Fields, the unofficial "Mother Ship." At this location, you can completely outfit yourself for hiking, biking, kayaking or camping and start your adventure right outside the door. The Sports Basement, Presidio location — Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
But don't rush your shopping. This place isn't just a warehouse full of stuff. Besides the latest and greatest in outdoor equipment, The Sports Basement has an incredible staff thoroughly knowledgeable on the best activities in the area. Not sure whether to hit Muir Woods or Stinson Beach or try both? Run any and all of your questions by these experts. They'll not only ensure you have the right clothing and equipment for the trip, but they'll help you with directions and any other questions you might have.
Inside the store — Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
And if you need someone to grab hold of your itinerary and just tell you what to do, The Sports Basement has that covered, too. This dynamic store has the space and staff to offer Zumba, Pilates and Yoga classes, plus "Fun Runs" throughout the adjoining and captivating landscape.
To get a sense of how seriously San Franciscans take their outdoor activities, head to The Sports Basement for an incredible selection of gear and a staff that will keep your trip headed in the right direction.