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Point Reyes National Seashore

1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400 species of birds.
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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We spent one full day in Point Reyes during a weekend trip to the San Francisco area. We managed to fit a lot in that day [Bear Valley to Arch Rock, Earthquake Trail, Lighthouse, Chimney Rock] and I felt like we got a good sampling of the area. Peaceful, interesting, beautiful, unique.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the park from the quaint lighthouse to Mount Vision's stunning view of Drake's Bay. At the overlook for elephant seals, another terrific view with elephant seals even though it wasn't mating season. Be sure to take binoculars to see the seals and prepare for no food within the park. Take snacks and or lunch and water. It's really too... More

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We needed more time to visit but did manage to see the lighthouse and the juvenile elephant seals. The seals were so fun to watch and to listen to as they arrived and departed from the beach. Binoculars are highly recommended!

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have visited Point Reyes twice now, during the summer, and it gets hazy! Thick fogs move in quickly. There is plenty of things to do, from hanging out on the beach, exploring the light house, and hiking miles of trails. Both times we were hazed back to the car but I am looking forward to trying again! This is... More

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Orange, California, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The first time we came here, we had our dogs with us and were unable to see most of what we wanted to see so we returned a couple of years later without the dogs and even though we were limited by time, we enjoyed being able to see a little more of the park. The visitor centers have interesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This location had marvelous views. Sea lions in the ocean, fog covering the hills. Riding a bike is very fun, especially when going down the hill!!

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Point Reyes Station, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to explore. Dogs allowed at Limantour and North beach only.Plenty of great hiking. Exquisite place.

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The earthquake trail has informative signage for kids as well. It was paved throughout for strollers. We enjoyed the beach after a short hike. The drive is amazing with all the redwood trees along the roadside.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved exploring this very special destination along the San Andreas Fault located 20 miles below the earth's surface, 1 mile wide, and 720 miles long! Recommendations: Plan to visit at least 2 days here. Point Reyes Hostel is an excellent choice for clean, comfortable, affordable lodging. Several options available. Book early. Visit the Bear Valley Visitor Center [free admission] to... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing area that is so close to San Fran it is criminal not to come up here for the day or the weekend. Easy access, free, great trail system, beautiful beaches. Perfect!

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