- In a city full of spectacular views, this coastal park offers some of the most varied vistas. Along the water, explore the ruins of the Sutro Baths, a Victorian bathhouse that burned down in 1966. Wander through the adjacent tunnel and watch as waves crash against the rocks below the cave’s mouth. Then head up the stairs for a hike along the untamed headlands.
- Recommendation: Drop into the Cliff House (1090 Point Lobos Ave.), originally built by the man who built the baths, for a drink or a bite to eat. And don’t forget to take a look at the Pacific through the historic Camera Obscura (1096 Point Lobos Ave.), at the top of the cliff.
- Home to one of the world’s last remaining coastal redwood forests, this protected nature reserve allows travelers to hike, relax, or picnic among these giant Northern California trees for an incredible experience only minutes from the city.
- The Muir Woods forest forms part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes nearby outdoor attractions including Stinson Beach—the park’s only lifeguarded beach—and Fort Baker, offering great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin County.
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