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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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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco

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Amazing View of GG Bridge & SF, Most of Parking Temporarily Closed

The Marin Headlands is actually a fairly large area, but most folks think of the area along the main road that faces back towards San Francisco. It has breathtaking views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Marin Headlands is actually a fairly large area, but most folks think of the area along the main road that faces back towards San Francisco. It has breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge given you are right above it. However, the Golden Gate National Rec Area is currently doing construction on the tunnel that is the "back way"... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go back to the vista today as I wasn't so pleased with the cloudy weather yesterday. Now that's a sight I don't see very often at all! I couldn't believe how beautiful everything was!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the view & the air here. Great place to sit, relax, unwind... I've never spent less than an hour here. I really love this spot!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best views in the area are worth the trek, take some photo's, then keep going. The views keep coming. Even without the the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, the City, the Pacific and all the distant places there is lots to see. Wild flowers and interesting plants, soaring turkey vultures, lizards, butterflies, and all sorts of other critters. Plenty of big... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marin Headlands is FREE and offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, the bay, and the Pacific. You can drive up, park, and snap a few shots; or the trails go for a couple miles, if you’d rather a longer hike. We had the brightest, sunniest day with clear views and the sun glinting off the water... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in San Francisco and wants to take great pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands is the place you want to go! After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge going north the toll plaza, take exit Alexander Av and keep left at the stop sign, turn and you will drive underneath the freeway. Just after passing it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking view after breathtaking view. Drive around the whole area or get out and walkabout. We had one on crutches so the latter was a bit difficult but we still managed to get around a bit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The Marin Headland is a stunning place. What especially endeared it to me, aside from the lovely views of San Francisco Bay, we're the wonderful, stately redwood forests. We rented bikes in SF and cycled across the bridge to see the Marin Headland. It's a lovely way to see the place, trekking a little through the forests. The trees are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Nice for a drive or short walk around the area, but this place get's pretty busy during the day. Try some of the side trails.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Beautiful area and we were especially happy that we didn't go to the Headlands during high season as the traffic must be horrendous then. A lot of the roads had barriers along the outer road which we thought was because of landslides. No, we learned it was to keep traffic moving and not allowing folks to stop and admire the... More 

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