Just a quick trip north across the Golden Gate Bridge, the peaceful Marin Headlands beckons urbanites and travelers who need a little break from San Francisco's bustling pace. With its rolling hills, dramatic ocean cliffs, and sandy beaches, the Headlands is one of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's (GGNRA) most diverse -- and beautiful -- areas.
Known as the "Ellis Island of the West," the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay stood for 30 years as a gateway to America.
Turn a classic road trip into the adventure of a lifetime by leaving the car at home, and setting out across the USA under your own steam.
Whether you're looking for an easy Sunday stroll or a rugged mountain path to explore, California State Parks' new online guide to hiking trails will have you strapping on your boots and making tracks across the shorelines and summits that grace the Golden State.