I know the Redwoods aren’t technically in San Francisco, but it was all in the same trip for me, so I am grouping it in there.
The best part of the forest for me was going on a hike to try and find the beach. Only in Northern California, right? It ended up being twelve miles. Around bushes, over logs and bridges, through streams, down the side of the road, but eventually we did find the beach, and it was so worth it.
It was the kind of experience you had to be there to fully appreciate, but hopefully these photos can give you an idea of what it was like (I scaled a cliff face barefoot for some of these).
And there you have it! All of the scenery and none of the walking.