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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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Great Views of San Francisco

We went to the Marin Headlands area across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. It is a beautiful park area with many miles of trails. We spent a couple of hours walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Marin Headlands area across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. It is a beautiful park area with many miles of trails. We spent a couple of hours walking through the park. The views of SF from the road leading to the Headlands are gorgeous. If you want to get away from the city for a... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a bike or get a ride up this hill overlooking the Golden Gate bridge. Fantastic views from here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Marin Headlands is a must! Even if you have been here before, go again! The views are amazing and the trip along the various roads constantly show different vistas. Definitely stop at the Battery Spencer, Google's Best Golden Gate Bridge Vista, but also continue up the road to the other locations, particularly Hawk Hill. I think... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving from the very top of California to Morro Bay recently and having been in SF for over a week not long ago, we decided to only drive across the Golden Gate & skip the city for a change. But we did make time to stop at the headlands again as you can't beat the views up here!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this place countless times and I must say, I will never get tired of the view at Marin Headlands!!! First time I went, I fell in love with it right away, 'twas in the summer of 2001. Many more trips with families and friends followed and the last time my family came there was last April 2015.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views up here are amazing, the coastline is great but the views of the Golden Gate bridge with San Francisco and Alcatraz in the distance are incredible. It is very popular and parking can be challenging but usually something becomes available as people are quickly going from one vantage point to another. We struck lucky, we were in a... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is beautiful and free for the drive? The Marin Headlands and its views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a magnificent drive best by taking Bunker Road (from the Sausalito side) to McCullough, to then get to Conzelman Road since that means you do not have to cross the road to see the views. Of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area can get super crowded so just be prepared. The views of the Golden Gate are worth it, however. We went in the late afternoon in November and watched the sun go down over the horizon. The colors on the bridge were spectacular!

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marin Headlands was a definite highlight of our trip to San Francisco. The views, and photo opportunities, of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco are stunning. Plenty of hiking trails and just a nice change of pace from being in the city which is also awesome but a change can be good.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Heading north go over the GGB and take turn towards Sausalito. Take first left and go thru tunnel. This network of roads give you best access to beaches, the cliffs & the artillery installations. Enjoy the hikes

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