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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
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Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

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
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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank JeffK_11
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good way to see The Forest and the Trees

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Armstrong Preserve, the drive along the coast, lunch in Guerneville and the views of the Golden Gate. The stop in Bodega Bay was fun, fast, and unnecessary since we only stopped to look at the schoolhouse. We...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic day thanks to Paul (and the seals!)

My nine year old daughter and I had an amazing time on our tour with our guide Paul, and the two other guests. As we were a small group, Paul was very flexible with our itinerary and it felt more like a group hanging out...More

Thank Jen O
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Armstrong Park and so much more.

Brian, picked us up early and immediately told us points of interest on our way to the remaining tour guests. He is a wealth of current and historical knowledge of anyplace we passed by. Our trip to Armstrong Park could have been dull, but Brian...More

Thank a_anonymous1
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Holly B
22 July 2018|
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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 Robert L | Reviewed this property |
If you stay on the tour vehicle, you get dropped st your hotel about 5PM. If you get off at the last stop in Sausalito,you take the ferry back to the SF warf area up till 10PM, depending on ferry schedule for thst day.
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