Point Reyes National Seashore
While vacationing in San Francisco at the Washington Square Inn, make sure to visit the amazing Point Reyes National Seashore! It’s breathtaking scenery and rich history of culture makes it a welcomed trade from the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you choose to hike the varied trails, take a horseback ride out to the beach, kayak off the shore or swim at Heart’s Desire Beach you will definitely make memories to last a lifetime!
Point Reyes is one of the many natural beauties of San Francisco. The park’s 88,000 acres cover over 100 square miles and are accessible through numerous well-maintained trails that help preserve many historic relics of ways of life that are long since gone in California. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline.
Point Reyes is a peninsula that has been an important agricultural area of San Francisco, California for hundreds of years. The Miwok People, Spanish and Mexican along with a series of other different cultures are supported by Point Reyes in today’s modern America. There are some amazing interpretative exhibits as well, such as the Miwok Indian Village displayed as it may have looked in the mid sixteenth century when it was visited by Sir Francis Drake.
There are tons of other exciting activities that are also available for the whole family’s enjoyment ! Visit the Muir Woods and be captivated by the giant redwood forest, tour the historic lighthouse, enjoy bird watching at Bolinas Lagoon, observe the sea lions playing on the beaches, the tule elk at Pierce Point or watch for the giant whales swimming just offshore. Point Reyes National Seashore is the perfect accent to your San Francisco area vacation!
After your day spent exploring the natural beauty of Point Reyes, return to the urban beauty you’ll enjoy at the Washington Square Inn. Our goal is to provide our guests with contemporary SF luxury hotel in a European-style atmosphere. Enjoy gorgeous bed and breakfast lodging, a variety of excellent amenities and exemplary service at the Inn.
Photo at top from left to right: Point Reyes National Seashore at sunset and a Couple watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean