We went to the Muir Woods a while back - longer than I care to admit - and I have been meaning to share some photos from it forever. It was quite chilly when we went but I imagine that it must be nice now that it's starting to warm up in the Bay Area! The setting was so peaceful and serene although there were a ton of tourists there. It's truly a wonder that we were able to get photos without any people in them.
We didn't stay long because it was so cold, but I would love to go back and explore deeper into the forest, maybe on a warm weekday when it's less crowded. The redwoods are incredibly stunning and photos do them no justice. Being surrounded by trees that have been around for centuries is a good reminder of just how small and insignificant we are in the continuum of life on planet Earth - not necessarily in a bad way, but just in a reflective way.
If you're planning a trip to San Francisco and would like to get some fresh air, I definitely recommend seeing Muir Woods. I think it's better to get up early and go in the morning. Plus, you get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, so it's a two-birds-in-one-stone type of thing. A perfect San Francisco outdoorsy day for me would be to visit the woods in the morning, and then head back into San Francisco and have lunch at the Cliffhouse, followed by exploring of Land's End Lookout, Sutro Baths, and Ocean Beach!
PHOTOS FROM OUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT BY MICHAEL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY