Where to Eat in Muir Woods
There is a cafe operated by Muir Woods Trading Company in the park. The Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe has an impressive menu of soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and drinks – perfect for a hearty lunch or snack. You can’t miss out on their Marin Melt!
Accommodations Near Muir Woods
Camping Near Muir Woods
While there are no campgrounds within Muir Woods National Monument, there are camping areas nearby in Marin County! The Muir Woods website recommends several campsites in this brochure. Here are a couple of popular choices:
Camp right next to the Golden Gate Bridge and treat yourself to views of the Pacific Coast and San Francisco from Kirby Cove Campground. RVs and pets aren’t allowed on the grounds, but each protected campsite comes equipped with a charcoal grill and fire pit. Camping fees are $35. Call 1(877) 444-6777 to make your reservation.
Nestled in Tennessee Valley, Haypress Campground is the perfect place to pitch a tent and be surrounded by a sea of golden and green grass. You don’t have to pay any fees to camp at this site, but you do have to make a reservation.
Easily accessible from the Battery Wallace parking lot, Bicentennial makes its home amongst the cypress trees. If you want to spend a couple of nights with your friends, Bicentennial is ideal for firing up the BBQ pit and picnicking. There is a $20 camping fee, and you can make your reservation online.
The hardest-to-reach campground in Marin Headlands, Hawk Campground will reward you for the strenuous hike with gorgeous views of Gerbode Valley. Like Haypress, you don’t have to pay a fee, so make your reservation by calling (415) 331-1540.
Hostels Near Muir Woods
We know that hotels and housing don’t come cheap in the Bay Area, which is why HI Marin Headlands Hostel is a budget-friendly option that keeps you close to Muir Woods and the great outdoors. Private and dorm rooms are available, and visitors of all ages and backgrounds stay at this hostel to enjoy the many hiking trails in the area.
If you want to stay in and explore the city itself, HI also has a hostel in Fisherman’s Wharf. The central location makes it convenient for you to rent a bike if you want to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. You can also take the bus or walk to iconic sights like the Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, or the Ferry Building.
Deeper into the city is the Green Tortoise Hostel. Equipped with an impressive community room, free breakfast, and your choice of private or dorm-style rooms, Green Tortoise allows you to explore nearby Little Italy and Chinatown. You can easily head out to Muir Woods during the daytime and come back in time to enjoy great drinks and food in the evening.
Bed and Breakfasts Near Muir Woods
Combine a British pub and a quaint hotel together, and you get the Pelican Inn! The go-to hotel at Muir Beach, the Pelican Inn is just a short drive from Muir Woods. When you come back from exploring, you can treat yourself to the inn’s traditional and delicious English-style fare.
Situated on the Sausalito waterfront, Inn Above Tide is one of the town’s most beloved family-owned establishments. After a day of exploring Muir Woods, you can head back to the Inn Above Tide to experience their fantastic happy hour while watching the sun set over the glittering sea.
If you want a cozy B&B experience surrounded by redwood trees, look no further than this tasteful boutique hotel. Mill Valley Inn allows you to experience the charming downtown Mill Valley while being a stone’s throw away from several trailheads.