National Parks

National Park Sites Near San Francisco

Explore some of the national park sites just outside of San Francisco, including an infamous prison and that world-famous bridge.

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Point Reyes National Seashore, California
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Point Reyes National Seashore

Just 35 miles northwest of San Francisco, Point Reyes is a popular escape for hiking one of its many trails and kayaking the shores of Tomales Bay and the coast. It's also known for wildlife -- making it one of the best places for bird watching and spotting Northern Elephant Seals (during winter months).

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