The Local Setting
Part of a large and vibrant community, Cavallo Point and the surrounding region offers endless opportunities for sightseeing, activities, performances, and events—while urban excitement is just a short distance away, whether by foot, car, bike or ferry. Consider our dedicated concierge staff as San Francisco Bay Area travel resources. They will be pleased to provide you with current information on the area’s ever-changing roster of activities, including museum exhibits, live music, and much more.
Close to everything, but away from it all, Cavallo Point is the perfect base camp for exploring the very best the Bay Area has to offer.
San Francisco Bay Area Attractions
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Cavallo Point is situated in one of the largest and most popular urban national parks in the world: Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Its 75,000+ acres extend north from Fort Baker, and contain many historical and cultural sites including Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, and the Presidio of San Francisco. With 19 unique ecosystems in seven distinct watersheds, the parks preserve a wealth of natural treasures.
Institute at the Golden Gate
The Institute at the Golden Gate contributes to a more sustainable and healthy world by fostering new ideas, sharing best practices, and implementing public policy changes that will benefit people and the planet. The Institute is currently focused on how parks can connect to people’s health, sustainable food systems, and climate change education.
The Marine Mammal Center
This non-profit organization rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, sick, and orphaned marine mammals (seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales, and sea otters) along a 600-mile stretch of California coastline, from Mendocino County through San Luis Obispo County. The Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world to combine animal rehabilitation with an on-site research lab, and the only one to treat between 500 and 1,200 animals a year.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists’ residencies and public programs, Headlands works to introduce artists and audiences to new creative processes, and to broaden the range of possibilities for art’s function in our society.
Golden Gate Raptor Conservatory
Inspiring the preservation of birds of prey since 1984, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) studies migrating birds of prey along the Pacific coast and promotes public awareness of the state of raptor populations. The GGRO is dedicated to the conservation of raptors and to community involvement in wildlife research—and studies of the movements of hawks through the Golden Gate National Parks demonstrate that biological boundaries extend far beyond political boundaries.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum engages, delights, and educates children through connections with the local environment and the diverse communities that live here. This one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor children’s museum offers a full range of programs and features hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events, and cultural festivals—all with a focus on fun!
More Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alcatraz offers a close-up look at the infamous penitentiary, and the site of the first lighthouse and U.S. fort on the West Coast.
Sometimes referred to as the “Jewel of the San Francisco Bay,” Angel Island State Park is a great place to spend an unforgettable day.
At Muir Woods, one can see panoramic views, hike scenic trails, and experience the tranquility of a climax coastal redwood forest.
These fun, small-group culinary walking tours of San Francisco showcase everything from gourmet chocolate to eclectic Fillmore Street and downtown Napa.
For over 140 years, Wilbur Hot Springs has been known as a place of healing and quietude. Its rustic hotel and private nature preserve is a true sanctuary for self.