Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito

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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 »
  • This is a huge open space area in Marin County, the tops of the hills just outside of the city of San Francisco. A great perspective and beauty on the horizon, and a great practical place to take a.....  more
    This is a huge open space area in Marin County, the tops of the hills just outside of the city of San Francisco. A great perspective and beauty on the horizon, and a great practical place to take a.....  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.
  • Nice place for a workout (walk, jog, run) with great scenery all around you. Nice sunny day makes it even better.
  • If you want to get to see one of the best views of the golden bridge I highly recommend doing the hike up Tam hill. It’s a great hike and also a great surprise once you get up there the view is spectacular.
  • Highly recommended, great view, a must go places in San Francisco, you shouldn’t miss it if you visit San Francisco. A great place to relax and explore around in! There is a long trail along the coast that leads to beautiful scenery. Be wary of the rocks near the coast however; they can be hard to trek through and can be dangerous if inexperienced. Also remember to check the weather or else the fog will cover up the bridge. Other than that, enjoy the view and bring your friends along for a great walk near one of San Francisco's most iconic symbol!

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