Visiting Muir Woods is a must see sight when visiting San Francisco. It’s that amazing forest from “Planet of the Apes” (2011), so we had to make time for this on our trip.
Through Grayline San Francisco we booked a half day tour, which included the Muir Woods and a visit to Sausalito.
Our driver Chiblee (hope I’ve spelt that right), clearly knew what he was talking about as we started off our journey to the Muir Woods.
Around an hour later, after navigating the windy roads, we arrived at our first stop.
The woods offer great hiking opportunities, but if like us you only have a short time you can still see a lot within the hour you have there.
Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of Giant Redwoods (Sequoia Sempervirens) tower over Redwood Creek.
You can see from the photos what an amazing place it is.
Before heading back to the bus we made sure to pop in by the gift shop to see what they had on offer.
Then we made our way to our next stop, Sausalito. A quiet town just outside San Francisco. Boutique shops and cafes line the streets looking straight onto the water.
We stopped by a cafe for a quick cup of coffee and a cake before taking a walk along the water. It’s amazing to watch the hundreds of crabs scurrying about as you walk by.
When we returned to the bus I expected that was us done and to be heading back to the hotel, but Chiblee had one final surprise for us. He took us up to an amazing view point to see the Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco.
I really can’t praise Chiblee enough for his knowledge of the areas we visited, his humour and friendliness.
Grayline tours offer collection and drop off from your hotel. They also offer many other tour options from San Francisco which you can read about here.
To book your very own tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito, head over to Grayline.com
**our tickets were provided by Grayline, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own**