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Photo Essay: Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

Favorite Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

The National Park Service turns 100 in August.

Wanna hear something embarrassing? I’m American, but still haven’t visited many National Parks in my lifetime. Like, at all. It took me, uh, quite awhile to embrace the outdoors. My trip to Western Canada changed me for the better. I love you, Mother Nature, even when I get dirt under my fingernails or a mosquito bite on my shoulder.

Now, of course, I want to reverse this trend and explore every single National Park in the United States. To begin achieving my goal, I made Muir Woods a priority on my California Spring Break. Baby steps, right?

Muir Woods is a top-notch national park, located only 30 minutes or so outside of San Fransisco. Theodore Roosevelt declared Muir Woods a national monument in 1908 – which effectively protected the beautiful redwoods from being hacked into splinters. The park is named after naturalist John Muir.

Unless you rent a car, there’s no easy way to reach Muir Woods, so I opted for booking a day tour with Incredible Adventures. Our tour also stopped in Sausalito, a picturesque and artsy town located on the Bay, and a great place to devour Mexican food for lunch.

Here are some of my favorite views of Muir Woods and Sausalito. Enjoy your photographic walk through the redwood trees!

Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

My Californian Spring Break

My Californian Spring Break

Favorite Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

muir woods and sausalito

muir woods and sausalito

Favorite Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

Now let’s go to Sausalito! I nearly died at how gorgeous the Bay and San Francisco’s skyline are. I declared that I wanted to live here, but nearly died again once I saw the rents, haha. Still, it’s a great day trip.

And I want to apologize for not including pictures of my amazing burrito. I ate it within five seconds. My camera didn’t stand a chance against my ravenous hunger. I need to work on that…

views of muir woods and sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

views of muir woods and sausalito

Do you plan on visiting Muir Woods? How about Sausalito? What photograph is your favorite? Be sure to check out my other photo essays for views of more amazing places!

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4 Responses to Photo Essay: Views of Muir Woods and Sausalito

  1. Liza watts - kent - england June 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    In April my husband & I stayed in San Francisco, we went to sausalito, like you we wanted to live there, what a beautiful place. We were so lucky with the weather, unfortunately time was permitting for us to go to Muir Woods, next time. A fantastic holiday

  2. Rachel Elizabeth June 12, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    Liza —

    I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in Sausalito! It’s such a gorgeous little town. I want to go back and spend more time there in the near future. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Mary @ Green Global Travel June 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Those are some beautiful views of the trees and the water. Hopefully, the mosquito bite didn’t hurt.

    • Rachel Elizabeth June 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

      Mary —

      The trees are so spectacular. The pictures don’t do them a justice, haha.

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