If you haven’t heard, there have been some big changes to Muir Woods in 2018. Most notably the new required paid parking reservation system and online reservations for the Muir Woods Shuttle. With these new changes, getting to Muir Woods from San Francisco is easiest if you hop on a Muir Woods tour. But, which one should you choose?
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TripAdvisor has hundreds of tour operators that offer Muir Woods tours. But, only one of them is rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in San Francisco. (Hint: it’s us). Our full day Muir Woods tours from San Francisco are a blast and the six hours on Dylan’s Famous Tour fly by with our passionate locals. We’ve also recently launched the only tour of its kind — a combination bike rental and private Muir Woods shuttle. But, one of our most popular is the complete package that includes tickets to Alcatraz Island.
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SF Excursions rolled onto the scene in 2017 to offer Muir Woods tours from San Francisco. This 100% local business is run by SF native (and brother to our very own Dylan David) Brendan David — who you just might recognize from our past tours!
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If you’ve already seen the sights around San Francisco and just want to get out to Muir Woods, this might be the best Muir Woods tour for you. (We’re looking at you, SF local who doesn’t have a car, but needs to show out of town guests the redwoods of Muir Woods). Best Bay Area Tours picks up from Union Square at 8am and 11am daily for their Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour. You’ll get about 90 minutes to hike Muir Woods before enjoying lunch in the waterfront town of Sausalito and being dropped off back in Union Square.Which makes this a great way of getting to Muir Woods from San Francisco if you’re staying at a hotel near Union Square. But, if you’re trying to see the sights around San Francisco
During the busy summer months it can be tricky finding a Muir Woods tour that isn’t sold out. That’s where Extranomical Tours come in. Extranomical has some of the most expansive offerings of Muir Woods tours from San Francisco. As long as you don’t mind being in a big bus with a few dozen passengers, these Muir Woods tours might be a life saver.
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Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods Tour to California Redwoods, Muir Woods Visit with Bay Cruise Sail of Golden Gate Bridge, California Redwoods with Aquarium Visit, Coastal Redwoods Visit and California Sunset Bike Tour, California Redwoods and 24 Hour Hop on Hop off City Tour, Super Saver by Day, Muir Woods Tour with Alcatraz Island Visit or Alcatraz Package with City Tour and Muir Woods Visit
Tower Tours are the OGs of the comprehensive big bus package tours in Fisherman’s Wharf. Muir Woods tours are combined with everything from sunset bike tours to aquarium visits at Tower Tours. These are big buses without the tacky corporate feel — their drivers are friendly and always have great suggestions on things to do around town.
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Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour
Want to explore Muir Woods with an old friend? Then you’ll need to see Tom! Tom’s groups max out at only six people, so you really get an intimate tour. Tom offers a fun little Muir Woods and Sausalito tour that begins with a hotel pick-up and ends at the Sausalito Ferry — where you’ll enjoy a scenic ferry across the San Francisco Bay with amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city skyline.
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Here’s another great option for SF locals showing out-of-town guests around! San Francisco Shuttle Tours meet at the Ferry Building — that way you can grab a cup of famed Oakland coffee roasters Blue Bottle Coffee (or San Francisco’s very own Ritual Coffee if you go during the Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday Farmer’s Market). With SF Shuttle Tours you’ll be able to enjoy 90 minutes at Muir Woods and lunch in Sausalito before catching a ferry back to San Francisco.