East Bay Regional Park District
The park offers a variety of camping options (11 different parks to choose from) and recreational activities to keep you busy during your stay. You can go geocaching, golfing, horseback riding, enjoy the many water activities, practice your shooting and archery skills, and observe the many natural wonders found within the park.
Marine Mammal Center
A rescue center that has treated over 20,000 marine mammals such as the elephant seals, harbor seals, and California sea lions. You can come and support their work by taking a tour and getting to know the science behind the animals? distress, how the center helps them recover and learn about marine wildlife in general.
Kirby Cove Campground
You'll be camping on a pristine coarse sand beach with views of the San Francisco, its famous Golden Gate Bridge and the rugged Pacific Coast of northern California. Only 8 miles north of downtown San Francisco, and less than 4 miles away from Sausalito. You can hike trails that offer a colorful landscape of Monterrey pines, Cypress, Blue Gum eucalyptus, Coastal sage and Lupine.
Point Bonita Lighthouse
The last manned lighthouse on the California coast, today it is part of the largest urban national park in the U.S., the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. If you enjoy a rugged hike then getting here will be fun, the half mile trail that leads to the lighthouse is steep, you can also discover the old Coast Guard rescue station, wildflowers, and pillow basalt rock formations.
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden has been called the jewel of the district?s park system, it?s no wonder why the East Bay community considers this park as the haven for recreational activities. From a carousel ride, countless prime picnic spots, swimming at Lake Anza and a stroll through the Botanic Garden there is so much to enjoy, not to mention the 2,079 acres of wild and pristine natural beauty.
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
If you have a passion for botany or nature in general, then this is a mandatory stop. Established in 1890, the Garden, has amassed over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated over 34 acres. It is worthy to note that the garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Scotts Valley, CA
Tuck your RV rental to bed under a canopy of Redwood trees. This is a great place to stay if you decide to try your hand at the rails with Roaring Camp Railway. Miles of hiking and biking trails meander through the scenic forest only 5 minutes from major shopping and dining.
Anthony Cabot Regional Park
Castro Valley, CA
Hayward in California is just five miles away from Anthony Cabot Regional Park, and if you are visiting in this locality, it is well worth checking out the campground in the park. The amenities here include water, sewer and electric, and it is both family friendly and pet friendly. The campground is open year-round, and pull thru-sites are available.
This park does make for a good touring base, as you are within reach of the San Francisco Bay area. It is also a place where you can enjoy outdoor activities, and where you can hit the trail when you want to. There are many miles of trails in Anthony Cabot Regional Park, and these offer options for hikers, cyclist and horseback riders. The East Bay Skyline National Trail runs the length of the park, and is a great choice if you want to get on your bike and cover some distance.