Even though I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was surprised to find out that we have a black sand beach right here in the Bay! Located in the Marin Headlands, this beautiful beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is an absolute stunner. And surprisingly, in today’s time of overhyped and … Read more Black Sands Beach in Sausalito, CA: A Beautiful Black Sand Beach Near San Francisco
Marin County is San Francisco’s neighbor to the north, just on the other edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. This beautiful Northern California county is home to just about everything you could want: delicious food, incredible hiking opportunities, beautiful beaches, and towering redwoods. Whether you live in Marin County or are just day tripping there … Read more 17 Fun Things to Do in Marin County, California
Imagine a place where you can experience the golden glow of the Golden Coast filtering through crisp, stained-glass green leaves and towering trees. A hikers dream, the mystical atmosphere of Muir Woods National Monument is filled with these rare old-growth coastal redwoods. Beyond these beautiful redwood groves, the protected lands of Muir Woods stretch over … Read more The 5 Best Hikes in Muir Woods National Monument
Just about an hour north of San Francisco, you’ll find towering old-growth coast redwoods deep in a beautiful national forest, right in the heart of Marin County. Muir Woods, named for the famous conservationist John Muir, is one of the gems of the San Francisco Bay Area, located in Mill Valley, California. It’s a popular … Read more San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!
Marin County lies just beyond the famous Golden Gate Bridge and stretches along California’s beautiful rocky coastline for many miles. The area, which was inhabited by the Coast Miwok for thousands of years, is now occupied by many small towns and an abundance of recreational areas. Marin is perhaps most well-known for its wonderful hiking … Read more The Best Marin & Mt Tam Hikes: 12 Best Day Hikes in Marin County
One of my favorite places to visit in the Bay Area is the charming redwood-covered town of Mill Valley. Best known as the home base of Muir Woods National Monument, one of the most beautiful redwood forests near San Francisco, Mill Valley is a charming village oasis full of cute galleries and shops, tasty restaurants, … Read more 13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF