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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
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Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension...

Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.

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US$49.00*
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4-Hour Walking Tour of the Sausalito Waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge Overlook
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US$85.00*
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Coastal Marin Headlands Hike from San Francisco
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US$32.00*
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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco

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Best Views of San Francisco

Worth the drive across the Bay to see SF from this vantage point. The views from this quiet nature reserve on high are stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth the drive across the Bay to see SF from this vantage point. The views from this quiet nature reserve on high are stunning.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A long drive up the hill past the roundabout there are a few spots to pull off. The view is incredible. Some people go up On bike. Very courageous

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can drive and park. But if possible. Park the car for most the day and walk to see the views. Incredible. Plan on walking a lot. We walked down an incredible flight to be the only ones in a beach besides 2 fishing. It was spectacular. A workout to get back up, but worth it!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I thought about visiting San Francisco for the first time I expected to see the city. My grandchildren had other plans. They love being outdoors and hiking the hills outside the city. The views are beyond description. I have many breathtaking pictures but didn't do much walking to take them. For those in shape who want to hike, there... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large recreation area is well worth a visit if you are in the SF area. Dramatic seascapes and terrific views back to the city, as well as quirky features such as an old Nike missile site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a five hour hike at Marin headland, with my husband, my mom and our two dogs. We were exhausted afterwards but everyone loved it. 1. Dog friendly - but I did step on an un-picked up dog poop and saw some poopie bags with things in on the side of road. I am a dog owner too but... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite the traffic and limited parking in this area, we managed to get a parking spot and enjoyed the view. There were people directing traffic which helped to keep things moving. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge with the San Francisco skyline in the background was phenomenal. The weather was sunny and clear and the panoramic view was stunning.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome views of the Golden Gate Bridge & the Bay Area. Parking seems to be limited so arrive early if possible. Bring water and some comfortable shoes to walk down the trails. A lot of cool things to discover. Definitely a place I would like to revisit in the future

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

One of the TripAdvisor contributors recommended that I take a scenic route to Napa through the Marin Headlands. I'm so glad I did. It was absolutely beautiful. I loved seeing the fog over the water and the Golden Gate bridge through a distance. I would love to come back and spend more time here, when I have more time to... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

It may be crowded depending the area where you go, it is after all a big area, but you can find quiet trails, visit the site of the old bunkers where powerful cannons overlooked and protected the San Francisco Bay entrance. The views are amazing, specially if you are lucky enough to visit on a really clear day. Get ready... More 

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