The richness and diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area's natural regions is an ongoing delight to visitors and natives alike. Easily accessible from one of the most popular cities in most readily enjoyed. Here is a comprehensive guide to the The richness and diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area's natural regions is an ongoing delight to visitors and natives alike. Easily accessible from one of the most popular cities in most readily enjoyed. Here is a comprehensive guide to the myriad outdoors activities awaiting visitors and residents alike in all tone countries of San Francisco Bay.
From the rugged splendors of the Marin Headlands and the towering redwoods of Muir Woods to whale watching on Point Reyes, the delights of the wine country, and the abundance of East Bay Parks, Adventuring in the San Francisco Bay Area features: -- Detailed profiles of over 100 national, state, and local parks, including recommendations for the best hikes and an overview of campgrounds and outdoor recreational opportunities, from fishing to photography -- Tips for enjoying the outdoors, whether beachcombing, birding, horseback riding, whale watching, ballooning, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, backpacking, or car touring -- Region-by-region coverage of the nine Bay Area counties including: access; local weather and hazards; travel tips; seasonal clothing and gear; natural history and geology; wildlife and vegetation; and much more -- A complete guide to the city of San Francisco, including walking tours that highlight its colorful history, rich architectural heritage and diverse cultural attractions, from Golden Gate Park and Fisherman's Wharf to the unique character of its distinct neighborhoods -- A special section devoted to the celebrated Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), which encompasses acres of unspoiled terrain and miles of beautiful shoreline, the largest public recreation area located near a major urban center in the United States -- Extensive reference material, including maps, lists of regional birds and wildflowers, Chambers of Commerce and visitor centers, youth hostels, public transportation, places to stay, restaurants, scenic attractions, museums, nature centers, and much, much more ...Continua Nascondi