Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County

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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  • Fantastic place to walk bike and relax with family. Offers Hundreds of acres of pristine greenery. Moderate climb if you are biking. Botanical garden and Japanese tea Gardens, A Theatre are all part o...  more »
  • There is so much to do here. I have been to the area 5 times and still haven't seen it all. You can stay just an hour or a whole day, depending on what you do and where you go. The views are incredibl...  more »
  • Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco are the Marin Headlands. Turn off Why 101 as soon as you get off the bridge and take Alexander Ave to Colzman Rd to go up into the Golden Gate Nat...  more »
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  • Very wonderful experience at the Golden gate. It's worth to take the time and see this beautiful place and learn it's history... It is humbling as well.. best to take the hop-on hop-off bus tour and go around the City... Across the bridge even... Cruise is a must.. lots of things to do around the City.. children and grownups, both enjoyed alike!!
  • Wonderful place! Beautiful views! It was really windy when I went so, my hair was in my face all the time. However, I was still able to appreciate the beauty in between hair slaps! I love visiting this area!
  • West Marin is a sanctuary for the senses. Whether it is raining cats and dogs on salmon running Lagunitas creek, or the sun cutting through the blue sky to observe Holstein cows on green meadows, or the stars pricking the inky black universe more sharply than they deserve to at this elevation, there is always a memory I am returning with happily. That spirit lives on in the locals there: good salt of the earth. Talk to them about schools, California, or owls, you will make a friend in no time.
  • Beautiful place with fantastic views. You will find quite a bit of parking. It has free charging spots for your electric car. This has a nice beach to relax benches across the whole stretch to sit relax and eat.
  • When I can't get to Muir Woods this is where I go. From arguello golf course past the cemetery. Visit "my" horse and then either in to the bridge or the palace of fine arts. I love the smell of the place. Nice walk.

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