Destination | Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro

Summer adventures make great memories, but not everyone has the privilege to live a life filled with road trips and sunshine. When a budget-friendly, picturesque weekend or day trip in the Bay Area is needed, Muir Woods National Monument is a great option.

In the Bay Area, there are no shortages of backyard adventures, but its microclimates can make planning a challenge. On the days when the marine layer clears, the fog burns off and the heat rolls in, the entire Bay Area becomes a summer playground. And while summer in the city may be sweet, Muir Woods National Monument is a great place to go to escape from the city life.

Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro

Muir Woods National Monument, located north of San Francisco in the Marin County area, is a redwood tree sanctuary filled with picnic spots and hiking trails. Like any adventure in nature, the fun comes from being outdoors.

Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro
Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California. Photo by Jamie Balaoro

From the early morning light peeking in through the trees on the trail to the sheer size of the mighty redwoods trees, there’s no denying that Muir Woods National Monument is a special place worth seeing.

Jamie Balaoro

Photo + Video Maker | Visual Storyteller | DIY-er | Creator of The Golden Bullet Magazine

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