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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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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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Is there anywhere better to view San Francisco?

Never fails to provide stunning views of San Francisco and the surrounding headlands. Walk up it for serious fitness bragging rights.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never fails to provide stunning views of San Francisco and the surrounding headlands. Walk up it for serious fitness bragging rights.

Thank teddyvisiting
Atlanta, Georgia
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258 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could spend days up here just staring out over the mountains and water. This is easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in my entire life. If you're planning a trip to the San Francisco bay area, you should seriously consider spending some time here.

Thank DisneyF4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marin Headlands is part of the national parks system, and is a magnificent, beautiful natural area. Visiting the city without renting a car, I chose to take MUNI bus #76x to visit the Headlands. #76x runs only on weekends and holidays, and about once an hour; checking times and stops on the MUNI website is essential to planning this trip;... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is very beautiful with mountains and the Pacific Ocean catching your eyes, not mentioning the skyline of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Edmonton, Canada
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312 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Another great place I went to this visit that I missed in my past visits to San Francisco. We came with our tour and it was just after we drove over Golden Gate Bridge. There's limited parking so our guide dropped us off and drove up and came back down to pick us up. We had about 10 minutes so... More 

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Sonora, California
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255 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Take a drive from SF over the bridge, take first exit and go left. Wind your way up to the top of Marin Headlands and get some great photos. Continue on down the hill (roller coaster-like) and see the old forts. There's also a beach that is quite nice. You end up in Sausalito.

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Best views with great hike and bike trails. No need to pay for tour it is amazing just to wander and take your time. Pure relaxation.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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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