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Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

  • Easily explore San Francisco’s North Bay on a guided tour
  • See massive redwood trees, drive down the coast, and more
  • Includes hassle-free, round-trip transportation
Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco
From US$ 89.00
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Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco
From US$ 89.00
Escape the city and explore San Francisco’s North Bay, on this guided tour. See massive redwood trees that are over 1,400 years old in a magical redwood forest. Stop for lunch in the quaint town of Guerneville before cruising down the coast for a walk on the beach, and a visit to Bodega Bay. Enjoy views of the city from the Marin Headlands and Sausalito where you have the option to take the ferry back.
What to Expect
On our drive to Armstrong Redwoods, your knowledgeable tour guide will explain how this grove of redwoods was spared from the clear-cutting that went on during the gold rush. Luckily for us, Col. James Armstrong decided to purchase multiple parcels of land and set them aside for preservation and public use.
Before we arrive at the park, we will make a quick stop at a café for drinks and snacks. Once in the grove of redwoods, you will have a special opportunity to take a peaceful walk amongst these beautiful and awe-inspiring redwood trees by following an easily marked trail. There is also a seasonal waterfall here! You will spend at least one and a half hours in Armstrong Redwoods.
We will then leave Armstrong Redwoods and continue onto the quaint Northern California town of Guerneville. There you will have time for lunch and shopping in the cute shops on the main street.
After lunch, we will take a short drive out to the beautiful Northern California coast where you can enjoy looking out at the ocean and at amazing rock formations along the coast. You can even put your feet in the Pacific Ocean. Who knows, you might see a whale spouting or breaching in the ocean. We will then make a stop in Bodega Bay for some California saltwater taffy and coastal souvenirs. Next, we will continue to the town of Bodega made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds,” where  we will stop for pictures at the schoolhouse used in the film.
We will then head to Sausalito. You have the option of staying and spending some time in Sausalito and returning on your own via ferry. Or you may return with us back to San Francisco, with a stop in the Marin Headlands, which provides stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in the background.
Tour Schedule
7:30 – 8:15 Pick up from your San Francisco hotel
8:30 Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve
10:00 Café for drinks and snacks
10:30 – 12:00 Explore magical Armstrong Redwoods
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch in the town of Guerneville
1:15 Drive to California coast and visit Bodega Bay and the town of Bodega
3:00 Drive to Sausalito
4:00 Arrive in Sausalito with the option to stay and return to San Francisco on your own
4:45 Arrive in San Francisco and your hotel
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice trip

The trip was nice, Armstrong Redwoods is awesome, less touristy. If you arrange your excursion for a weekday you will have the park for yourself, that's amazing, magical. Totally recommended. cons: I'd like to stay more time in the park to do the long hiking,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank asturdeibiz
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Redwoods far from the crowds

Nice day trip to California coast north of SF. Armstrong Preserve is excellent short visit to impressive redwoods. they may not be as huge as in Muir Woods, but certainly you will feel dwarfed in the grove. Another favorite is Goat Rock in Jenner. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passport812381
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Armstron Woods

Lovely day out with a very knowledgeable driver/guide. He made the day fun as well as interesting. We Visiting so many places.. Worth every penny

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Our guide Patrick was fantastic. He kept us entertained the whole drive in-between stops and he made this our most memorable trip yet with BBA Tours. The tour takes you to amazing places and scenery, and we could not have been happier with our choice....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JeffK_11
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
Redwoods, the Coast and More

I had a wonderful day trip to Armstrong Redwoods. Our group also visited the towns of Guerneville, Bodega and Sausalito. We explored the California Coast and made stops for pictures along the way. Joe was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and kind. I...More

Thank Timika D
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Holly B
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
There is no bathroom on the bus, but driver stops on the way to us facilities.
5 July 2018|
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Response from BethT1018 | Reviewed this property |
It's an all day tour. Depending on traffic, you will get back to your hotel around 5 p.m.
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