California - Marin County & the Bay Area (Chapter)
This is the Marin County & the Bay Area chapter from Lonely Planet’s California guidebook.
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin and visit wizened ancient redwoods, herds of elegant tule elk, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. South of San Francisco, Hwy 1 traces miles of undeveloped coastline and sandy beaches.
- gazing up at the majestic redwood canopy at Muir Woods National Monument (p)
- cavorting with elk and gray whales at the Point Reyes National Seashore (p)
- touring the beach-cove coastline along Hwy 1 from Pacifica to Santa Cruz
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Marin County, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Tiburon, Sir Francis Drake Blvd & around, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Mt Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Olema & Nicasio, Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Point Reyes National Seashore, East Bay, Oakland, Berkeley, Mt Diablo State Park, John Muir National Historic Site, Vallejo, The Peninsula, San Francisco to San Jose, San Jose, San Francisco to Half Moon Bay, and Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz.
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