Best Bay Area Tours. Morning and afternoon tours of Muir Woods and Sausalito include at least two hours in the redwoods—longer than most tours—before heading on to Sausalito. Tours also make a stop in the Marin Headlands on the way back to the city to enjoy fantastic views. Knowledgeable guides lead small tours in comfortable vans, and hotel pickup is included. 415/543–8687; 877/705–8687; From $60.

Dylan's Tours. Spend three hours exploring San Francisco with some of the friendliest local guides around, then head to Muir Woods for an hour among giant redwoods, with a stop in Sausalito on the way back. Groups are limited to 14 people; past patrons rave about the tour's in-the-know feel. 782 Columbus Ave., North Beach, San Francisco, California, 94133. 415/932–6993; From $75.

Extranomical Tours. Take a combination Muir Woods–Sausalito tour with Extranomical, and you can choose to ferry back to San Francisco from Sausalito. Another tour combines a Muir Woods visit with a Wine Country excursion. California. 866/231–3752; From $77.

Great Pacific Tour Co.. Morning and afternoon tours to Muir Woods and Sausalito run 3½ hours, with hotel pickup, in 14-passenger vans. 415/626–4499; From $65.

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