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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
Locations visited
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Park
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Overview

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.

Highlights
  • 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

  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day trip!

Brian the tour guide was awesome!!! Very knowledgeable and made the drive a pleasant one. The Armstrong forest was quiet and very beautiful. The beach was great and the seals were so cute! Brian even brought binoculars so we could get a closer look. We...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour.....With One Big Exception

My wife visited San Francisco in April of this year, and toured Muir Woods and some wineries with Best Bay Area Tours. We decided to visit San Francisco in July, and she highly recommended using Best Bay Area Tours to visit Muir Woods. Due to...More

Thank Matthew B
Alanr21, Owner at Best Bay Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Matt, I’m glad you enjoyed Armstrong redwoods and the coast. They are beautiful places.The stop at my house was intended to be a restroom stop as there isn’t another stop until Sausalito. I took the opportunity to allow guests to interact with my ducks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Sites with an Impressive Guide

With our guide Paul, we were able to tour Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve, the towns of Brenner and Bodega Bay, and end in Sausalito. Paul was friendly and accommodating throughout (though a bit too chatty for the couple we were touring with), and from start...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018
Great Tour! Best tour guide!

The tour was fantastic and fun! The Armstrong Woods was beautiful. The trail was really easy to walk. We had a one year old child with stroller and no problem. The tour guide was really knowledgable, entertaining and accommodating. The mini tour bus was comfortable....More

Thank Alice H
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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.
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khas0007
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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