Mill Valley California 94941
Named for conservationist John Muir, Muir Woods National Monument covers 560 acres on the SW slope of Mount Tamalpais, 17 miles northwest of San Francisco
, across the Golden Gate Bridge
along Highway 1
One of the most accessible of the remaining redwood groves is contained within the monument. Some of the coast redwoods reach 250 feet in height and have diameters of 12 feet. Douglas fir, maple, oak, and bay laurel are also found in the forest. Neither picnicking nor camping is permitted at the monument and no pets are allowed. Vehicles longer than 35 feet cannot enter.
(Danville) Danville South Park
(San Francisco) Embarcadero Center
(San Francisco) Golden Gate Park
(Danville) Hap Magee Ranch Park
(Mill Valley) Muir Woods National Monument
(Danville) Oak Hill Park
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12/18 Coming to The Mill Valley area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.