What is it about iconic bridges that is so fun? I mean it's just a bridge - and yet...the Golden Gate Bridge is so beautiful and so San Francisco, like the Brooklyn Bridge it's a destination all its own.
And then just a few miles past the bridge is Muir Woods. This beautiful nature preserve is full of massive, old trees. It was a bit muddy when we went so I suggest some decent footwear, but this out of the way sight is a great place to take photographs and get away from the busy city for a while.