Sunday getaway to Samuel P. Taylor State Park

What you see: In minutes, you depart the city life at Fairfax for open foothills and then enter beyond into creekside redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The trip provides one of the sharpest interfaces from urban to rural in the Bay Area. You end up in redwoods, with trailheads for easy walks, a hike to a view, bike rides and a swimming hole.

Location: Samuel P. Taylor State Park is 8 miles west of Fairfax in west Marin County.
Source: Sports