Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County

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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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  • 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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  • It's a really nice place to get out, stretch your legs, and picnic. There's a statue there, but I was more interested in the views. There are 50 cent telescopes to view landmarks such as Angel Island and Alcatraz. There is also a legend on the telescope that shows you where to look. On clear days you can see San Francisco across the water. It's a really nice vista point. There is ample parking, and I believe there's a tour bus line that stops here as well.
  • Great views, but be prepared for windy weather. Worth to take a scarf and warm clothes. Don't be suggested by temperature forecast, the wind is really very cold. Nice sidewalk and a lot of places to take a photo. You can easily left the car for free for four hours, during the week you shouldn't have a problem to find a place for your vehicle.
  • One of the most beautiful places in San Francisco. A nice little wilderness in an urban setting. Sports Basement, YMCA, restaurants and actual parking. Great place for a hike, run, bike ride, kite flying. There are places to jump on a trampoline, climb a wall, buy or get a bike fixed. Find a little quiet, if you need it. Beautiful views. And something most national parks don't have a bowling alley.
  • Great views. Big waves for surfing. Many trails along the cliffs. Places for jogging along the beach. The beach is great for campfires or watching the sunset. Bring a jacket because the wind can make it chilly. Lots of dogs. I saw a female bald eagle that I got within 10 feet of on a trail.
  • A great spot to start is down at the East Battery parking on Crissy Field. Easier parking, plus great spot to picnic. There is a new easier half-mike hike to the visitor center from there that has great views too.
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