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.
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