Before the baseball team came the original San Francisco Giants: coast redwoods, the tallest living things on earth! Old-growth coast redwoods once flourished in great numbers here until logging altered the landscape. Thankfully there’s still a way to take a walk among the redwoods in the city. Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden
is home to the century-old Redwood Grove, splendored with these fog-loving beauties. The grove could double as Muir Woods, but you’ll be in San Francisco admiring some of the tallest Sequoia sempervirens
. Home run!
BOO-TANICAL BONUS: In the spirit of Halloween, enjoy some Halloween spirits this Saturday, October 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., when the Exhibition Garden hosts grown-up holiday fun: pumpkin carving and seasonal cocktails, served out of pumpkin punch bowls while you create your ghoulish gourd. Cheers!
There is a $7 admission fee to visit the San Francisco Botancial Garden. The Redwood Grove can be found on the south side of the garden by the California Natives. No dogs.