While Muir Woods houses some of the largest and oldest trees that are easily accessible to the public, it’s very much a tourist destination. If large crowds and flashing cameras aren’t your thing, consider going out to Oakland for the day instead.
There are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy.
Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the diverse public lands. Though some of these areas can get crowded on weekends, there are also plenty of trails that are comparatively less traveled. Here are a few of our favorites.
Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel and taking in the views through the car window and stopping at popular spots, but some of Big Sur's best hikes and waterfalls are easily missed when you don't veer from Highway 1. Check out these hidden attractions next time you're in the area.
With its strong Sierra sun, enticing shoreline, and stunning natural beauty, Lake Tahoe just may embody the perfect locale for a summer mountain getaway. Whether you're looking for a picturesque beach from which to take a swim or paddle, a secluded cove for some clothing optional bathing, or a panoramic trail that is sure to get the heart rate going, Lake Tahoe has you covered this summer.
Consider heading out on one of these adventures this weekend.
This weekend, get outside and frolic through the flowers from the Peninsula to Point Reyes to (Little) Yosemite.