Monday, July 2, 2018

Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
When we were trying to decide what to do both Megan and I thought Muir Woods would be fun. I'd already been there before, but I thought it would be more fun to visit Muir Woods again as opposed to Alcatraz. It's really kind of funny how much I don't remember from my last trip to San Francisco and it was only in 2011. Like the rest of San Francisco, I don't remember Muir Woods being nearly as busy as my last trip (it was also raining a lot so maybe that's why). I also thought the park was much bigger. I remembered walking through the Cathedral Grove, but last time it seemed bigger and more obvious of where you were at. This is in no way dissing the park. I'd recommend it to anyone.
The morning before we left started off with deciding how we were going to get there. My aunt had been having car troubles and so they offered to let us drive my uncle's car. I was super intimated to drive it because it was nicer and longer than cars I'm used to driving. Thankfully Megan didn't have a problem driving it. We spent a few hours walking through Muir Woods. When we finished we were thinking about grabbing lunch at Stinson Beach, but by the time we walked through the park we decided it would be better just to eat out leftovers back home. I had been to Stinson Beach before, and I do recommend going there if you have the time after Muir Woods.
Muir Woods is a great place to visit because they have different paths depending on how much you want to walk and how long you want to spend there. We did the longest loop and it was the perfect amount of time. Maybe we could have gone a little bit longer, but it is what it is. There is also a gift shop and cafe on sight if you don't want to spend all your time walking. We definitely checked out the gift shop, and they have some really cute mugs and magnets. Muir Woods now requires parking passes which you can find at this website. There is also no cell service, so I'd suggest either downloading or printing directions on how to get out of the park.
Do you have any other stops outside of San Francisco that you'd recommend?

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  1. I love these photos! Seeing the redwoods has been on my list to do forever, I have to get out to Northern CA soon!

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    1. It's mind blowing to see something so big. They are beautiful and the green moss growing on the trees makes it seem so magical.

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