Staying the Night

by admin on December 16, 2009

Muir Woods National Monument doesn’t permit camping, and there are no accommodations within the boundaries of the park for overnight stays. One of the best qualities of Muir Woods is its proximity to San Francisco. For visitors who do not care to travel to and from the city while seeing Muir Woods on an overnight trip, there are plenty of hotels and lodging outside of San Francisco but within the Marin County lines. Most of the hotels within a 15 minute proximity to Muir Woods are between $200 and $250 a night, though there are lower cost options available. Straying farther from the park to stay a night doesn’t always result in a lower cost, as San Francisco is a major attraction in its own right and demands higher rates for accommodations.

Campers hoping to stay in the park can travel outside of Muir Woods’ borders for campsites and lodging. Muir Woods is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a group of parks linked together by trails and roads. Camping is permitted in both the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Aside from service dogs, no pets are allowed in Muir Woods, so visitors intent on staying should leave their animals boarded or at home. Pets on a leash are allowed on trails in the Marin Headlands and through some other portions of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but must refrain from crossing the border into Muir Woods National Monument.

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