Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito

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#3 of 52 in Parks in Marin County
National Park · State Park
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With trails for hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding and beaches for swimming and other water sports, Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves up plenty of outdoor activities. The park covers 32,376 hectares (80,002 acres), featuring diverse landscapes and more than 1,200 plant and animal species. Wander through stands of giant redwoods, check out old military fortifications, and visit historical sites. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Gate National Recreation Area and many more Sausalito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sausalito road trip planning app.
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  • The visitor center was closed. The lighthouse was closed (might be open on the weekend.) Stopped at several of the viewpoints and they all had decent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lots of signs....  more
    The visitor center was closed. The lighthouse was closed (might be open on the weekend.) Stopped at several of the viewpoints and they all had decent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lots of signs....  more »
  • Where the Bay meets the Ocean, you will find this huge parkland, nicely preserved open space that is cherished by us all. Good place for a hike, or just admire it as you drive across the Bridge. 
    Where the Bay meets the Ocean, you will find this huge parkland, nicely preserved open space that is cherished by us all. Good place for a hike, or just admire it as you drive across the Bridge.  more »
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  • Mt. Tamalpais Bike Ride. Mt. Tamalpais is not very far from San Francisco, but it is a different world. There is a paved loop that goes around Mt. Tamalpais that allows you to get away from the city and enjoy nature. It can be driven by car, although I recommend bicycling around it to really enjoy the views and get more immersed in the natural beauty. I start in Fairfax, heading up the Fairfax-Bolinas Road. After a few miles of mild traffic, the houses thin out and you're back to nature. The loop includes an alpine lake, and beautiful mountain and ocean views. The backside features almost as many bicycles as cars. There are plenty of climbs on the route, so don't try it if you're not in decent biking shape. If you need more of a challenge, take the Pantoll Road up toward the Mt. Tamalpais peak. There are good photo opportunities looking toward San Francisco from that road. There are almost no services available on the back side of the loop, so bring food, water, etc. Once you get back to civilization, watch out for traffic. I recommend an early start on hot summer days. On cooler days you may be better off waiting until late morning to avoid the fog that often envelops the area earlier in the day.
  • This place is must to go in SF. Cal Academy of Sciences is great place to visit with children. There is Young museum for the art lovers and Japanese Tea Garden is perfect place for the people who want to have peace. We enjoyed a lot.

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