Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes over 74,000 acres of land and protects more than 1,250 historic structures, 27 of which are extremely rare. There are also many small “islands” of threatened habitat. NPS staff, volunteers, and partners work hard to care for the park’s treasures for the 20 million people who visit each year and for future generations. Windswept ridges, protected valleys and scenic beaches offer nature’s best.
Located on Mt. Tamalpais in the southwestern area of Marin County, no trip to Northern California is complete without a visit to Muir Woods. Originally spared by loggers due to its inaccessibility, the forest has been federally protected since 1908. Often covered in marine fog that supports rigorous plant growth, Muir Woods is a peaceful refuge just miles from Sausalito. The ancient coast redwood forest sequoias span approximately 250 feet and range between 500 to 1,200 years old. Plan a day trip to explore this peaceful canyon grove and take in the silent, natural cathedral of redwoods.
SF Bay Adventures
SF Bay Adventures is the local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay. Serving locals and visitors for over a decade, with the most diverse fleet of sail and motor yachts on the San Francisco Bay. Our fleet includes rigid hull inflatable zodiacs, scow schooners, custom built performance catamarans, luxury vintage and contemporary motor yachts, classic wooden boats, historic tall ships, Large floating banquet rooms, Grand Banks, Beneteau, Hanse 350, just to name a few. Our boats board in Sausalito, San Francisco, Tiburon, East Bay and Angel Island.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes over 74,000 acres of land and protects more than 1,250 historic structures
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Regardless of your interests, everyone can find something to do at Stinson Beach! From sun bathing to hang-gliding, surfing to hiking, biking to volleyball – there is never a shortage of activities. Enjoy them all while you stay at Casa Madrona, our cozy hotel near Sausalito.
To visit Angel Island State Park, the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay,” visitors can take a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Tiburon! The last family-owned ferry and sightseeing service on San Francisco Bay, operating since 1959, has a ferry leaving approximately every hour.
This gem of the California State Park system offers panoramic vistas of the entire Bay; sightseers will enjoy picture-postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, Marin, and Mt. Tamalpais.
Alcatraz Tours with Blue and Gold Fleet
The only ferry and water excursion services company in the area with a tour solely dedicated to Alcatraz, Blue and Gold Fleet has pleased customers for years offering insight into the mysterious island. Book your tour ahead of time to get a new angle on the famous Alcatraz Island.
Mt. Tamalpais State Park
For more than a century visitors have enjoyed the attractions of the spectacular mountain towering over the bay north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The view from Mt. Tamalpais spans the bay region from the sloping hills of the East Bay to the jagged peaks of the Farallon Islands, some 25 miles to the west.