"The greater San Francisco area..." Muir Woods Tip by Ky_Happy_Dad

Muir Woods, San Francisco: 38 reviews and 77 photos


The greater San Francisco area has two must do activites if you have time and an interest: First, the Napa Valley wine country is a great place to visit the vineyards and sample some of the local wine. If I go back, I'd schedule a hot air balloon ride--but the price (about $150 to $175 per person)was a bit steep for my budget. The other activity many tourists take in is the Muir Woods located about 20 miles North of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the closest place to the city to view the famously huge California Redwoods. If you go to Muir Woods, I would try to hike further back into the woods where it is quiet and peaceful. Muir Woods is popular with tour buses who drop off a load and then round them up before they have time to get away from the diesel fumes. Muir woods is a great place to take a disposable panoramic camera. The trees are so huge that a normal lens camera will not begin to take it all in.

Address: 12 miles north of S.F along California 1 or Highway 101
Directions: Mill Valley, Marin County
Phone: (415)388-2595
Website: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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