San Francisco November 10, 2017
8 Amazing National Parks Around San Francisco You Can Visit For Free This Weekend
In honor of Veterans Weekend, November 11th through 12th, all nationally recognized parks are free. There are 23 different National Parks in California, 13 of which are located in Northern California. Here are 8 national parks around San Francisco that you can visit for free. Visit these national parks around San Francisco for free!
1. Fort Point National Historical Site - San Francisco
Right in the city, this is a wonderful and scenic national park with historical significance. Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California's Gold Rush through World War 2. Make sure to get to the top level and marvel at the archways of the Golden Gate!
2. Muir Woods National Monument - Mill Valley
Enjoy classic redwoods and mammoth trees that will surely impress most anyone nearby in Mill Valley. Muir Woods contains 6 miles of trails and has views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods that are some of the tallest in the world. Address: 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, 94941
3. Point Reyes National Seashore - Point Reyes
The Point Reyes National Seashore has over 150 miles of trails that go through the rolling hills of Point Reyes. The main attraction is the 60 miles of shoreline. Address: 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, 94956
4. Presidio - San Francisco
The Presidio offers stunning nature and history. You can enjoy the history and beauty of the Presidio by exploring centuries of architecture and the national cemetery. Unbeatable for sure! Address: 210 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, 94129
5. Alcatraz Island - San Francisco
Outside of being one of the famous prisons ever there is also a natural side to Alcatraz. You'll find gardens, tide pools, bird colonies and wonderful bay views. This is a sanctuary for seabirds and is an ideal spot for viewing various types of birds.
6. Eugene O'Neill National Historical Site - Danville
The Eugene O'Neill National Historical Site is 45 minutes from San Francisco. The site occupies 13 acres and trails from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness also lead to the site. Address: Kuss Road, Danville, 94526
7. San Fransisco Maritime Historical Park - San Francisco
This park is in Fisherman's Wharf and features Pacific Coast maritime history as an added bonus. Visit the collection of floating historic ships and enjoy awesome views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Address: 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, 94109
8. John Muir National Historical Site - Martinez
The John Muir historical site preserves the Victorian home of John Muir. It is surrounded by 9 acres of fruit orchards and 326 acres of oak woodland. Address: 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, 94553
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