San Francisco, California: Destination Guide

By March 10, 2020Explore
San Francisco Skyline | Snag-A-Slip

Out of all the places we have visited, the San Francisco Bay Area is by far one of the coolest, most accessible and photo op ready locations in the continental United States. Add this sea (and Bay) coastal location to your itinerary! 

While we don’t have any marina partners in downtown San Francisco (yet), we do have a wonderful partner in Sausalito, CA in close proximity to Muir Woods, the closest Redwood Forest to all the action in the inner city. When you think of Redwood trees, you may think of the massive giants that full-sized cars can drive straight through. Muir Woods is not the same as the Avenue of the Giants, which is all the way in Humboldt County, nearly four hours from San Francisco! Muir Woods is much closer and just as jaw dropping.

Muir Woods National Monument features huge Redwood trees and a variety of other native plants and animals – some even endangered like the protected giants! The weather is quite typical to California and is mild. Of course, the farther north you get, it’s in good practice to bring a jacket. Muir Woods does require you reserve parking or a bus spot before coming to the park so that it can remain clutter and noise free. Upon arrival, you can hike the paths yourself, or enjoy the views with expert guides. Muir Woods Forest is about 40 minutes from downtown San Francisco and it is a must visit if you’re already that close.

Muir Woods | San Francisco | Snag-A-Slip
Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco | Snag-A-Slip

If you plan to stay in San Fransisco instead, you won’t be disappointed! There is a ton to do in this city, from the Museum of Ice Cream or riding the historic and iconic streetcars; you will absolutely find things to occupy your time. We recommend experiencing a different culture in Japantown and grabbing some black sesame ice cream and then heading North to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the Harbor Seals and experiencing SF Sourdough at Boudin Bakery. There is literally enough in that city to not hit the same thing for probably two weeks or more, those are just some of our favorites! You’ll have to let us know if we’re missing out on any great finds. 

Where to Dock

Schoonmaker Point Marina | San Francisco | Snag-A-Slip

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Author Becca + Gracie

Becca: When she isn't at Towson University full time, Becca is at work for the Snag-A-Slip's marketing department having an awesome time as an intern! She is a lover of Beyoncé, superheroes, and good vibes. Commonly has bio's stating "waffles are life." Gracie: When she's not at Salisbury University spending hours in the library, Gracie is at work for the Snag-A-Slip's marketing department having an awesome time as an intern! But when she's totally free, she enjoys laying by a pool or beach to catch some rays. She also is a jet setter, traveling around the world and soon off to Italy for the fall semester. Gracie is known to be the dog lover of the office.

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