Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County

4.7
With trails for hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding and beaches for swimming and other water sports, Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves up plenty of outdoor activities. The park covers 32,376 hectares (80,002 acres), featuring diverse landscapes and more than 1,200 plant and animal species. Wander through stands of giant redwoods, check out old military fortifications, and visit historical sites. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Gate National Recreation Area and many more Marin County attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Marin County road trip planning app .
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  • Yes. More beautiful than central park. Full of life. Place of recreation and training. Many green acres. To be and to enjoy it.
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  • Fantastic place to walk bike and relax with family. Offers Hundreds of acres of pristine greenery. Moderate climb if you are biking. Botanical garden and Japanese tea Gardens, A Theatre are all part o...  more »
  • There is so much to do here. I have been to the area 5 times and still haven't seen it all. You can stay just an hour or a whole day, depending on what you do and where you go. The views are incredibl...  more »
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  • I would have spent more time here if I was able. Most people will come here for a quick stopover on one of the viewpoints facing the Golden Gate bridge, but there's much more here if you're willing to put in the time. Many of the viewpoints are historically significant, as they were the site of old weapon emplacements guarding the harbor. The whole area is beautiful and offers wonderful views of the surrounding area, not only the bridge. Finally, there's lots in terms of hiking if you're the active sort. If you're planning a trip to San Francisco, I would make a point of really exploring this area.
  • Great place for a day hike, picnic or just to hang out. You can even take your bikes on the ferry then enjoy a day cruising the more secluded spots. But remember don't chase the geese. And even if Warner said you could feed the deer... She lies!
  • I really really love this place. I'm grateful for being here in my first stay in States, so remarkable. The landscape are so beautiful, well-designed, makes you didn't mind the long walks! I also enjoy the street musician that brings their great talent to the audience, in the plaza. Such a nice choice to enjoy the afternoon.
  • Really great place to stop off and take in the surrounding views. We hired bikes to do the touristy thing, which was a lot more fun than expected, the area is well catered towards cycling. There is a few places to get drinks and food in the surrounding area, which you can get special deals for prior, if your renting a bike from certain cycle hire shops in San Fran. I would recommend to put sunscreen on regardless of it being cool or overcast, I was wearing a jacket as it was cool, but got burnt pretty badly everywhere which was exposed, don't say you wasn't warned! There are free to use toilet facilities located here too, although they get pretty busy, as this is a popular site, especially during holiday season, something to keep in mind.
  • Its a beautiful place to enjoy the fresh air and the wild life. Ocean Beach in San Francisco draws many people. You can meet new friends or just sit by yourself to have some tranquility. Dogs enjoy the beach as well and its a great place to take them.
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