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Marin Headlands, Sausalito

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The hilly Marin Headlands offer beaches, hiking trails, historical sites, and superb views of the Bay Area. Begin your trip at the visitor center to learn more about the peninsula's history and nature, and pick up hiking maps. Move on to some of the beaches; dog-friendly Rodeo Beach is an ideal choice if you have canine companion in tow. A number of historical military settlements and fortifications are located here, including the Nike Missile Site SF-88-L, which is open to provide insight into Cold War military strategy. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no food outlets. Battery Wallace is an especially scenic picnic spot with tables and grills. Marin Headlands is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • If you want beautiful pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and a backdrop of the City, head on here. Lot's of tours that take you here or take your own vehicle. There is ample parking in front. Its a... 
    If you want beautiful pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and a backdrop of the City, head on here. Lot's of tours that take you here or take your own vehicle. There is ample parking in front. Its a...  more »
  • Beautifule area with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge! My cousin took us here for a hike to the lighthouse, unfortunately the lighthouse itself was closed at the time. It didn't matter because... 
    Beautifule area with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge! My cousin took us here for a hike to the lighthouse, unfortunately the lighthouse itself was closed at the time. It didn't matter because...  more »
  • This is a great place for hiking or just to enjoy the view of the sea and the Bridge. So happy that it has not been developed. It can be cold and windy so bring a windbreaker. 
    This is a great place for hiking or just to enjoy the view of the sea and the Bridge. So happy that it has not been developed. It can be cold and windy so bring a windbreaker.  more »
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  • Beautiful hike through nature with a nice beach in between. There's plenty of parking on either side of the trails and we were lucky enough to see several different types of birds. The hikes have a moderate amount of incline to them, but there wasn't anything crazy.
  • Beautiful spot to watch sunset with great views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge. Extra perk is that you are just a rocks throw away from Sausalito for dinner after enjoying a beautiful sunset. Highly recommend a visit
  • Believe it or not, this is a national park. Could say it's a hidden gem as it's kinda hard to get to because of the location. I visit this spot each time I come to San Francisco as it's nice and relaxing spot.The light house was fun to explore with the kids. Opening to the light house opens after 10:30 am Mon-Fri and not certain about the weekends. If you don't feel like visiting the lighthouse, the park also has access to the beach if you drive further down the road which I personally have not gone to, but could see from a distance. Park has areas for picnics as well as other hidden historical gems. Great place for views of the Golden gate Bridge and photos.
  • Amazing views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge from a different perspective. A bit more off the beaten track are the fire road trails around the headlands, scenic and beautiful but near enough to grab a coffee and meal in Sausalito on the way out.
  • Love this place. You'll love it too especially if you love being by the coast and/or seeing the Pacific. For the Nike Missile Site though, be sure to go there on one of the days it's open!

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