San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!

A path leading through a foggy redwood forest in Muir Woods, surrounded by tall red tree trunks of the redwood tree

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!

The Best Marin & Mt Tam Hikes: 12 Best Day Hikes in Marin County

views at sunset from the east peak of mt tam the highest point in marin county a great day trip from san francisco

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

13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF

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