All national parks will be free to enter on Saturday, April 20, including popular destinations like Yosemite, Muir Woods and Joshua Tree.
To celebrate the start of National Park Week 2019, every National Park Service site that usually charges an entrance fee will offer free admission to all visitors on Saturday. This is one of four free National Park Days coming up in 2019 — the next ones take place on Aug. 25, Sept. 28 and Nov. 11.
Read on for a few of our recommendations in and around the Bay Area, and remember: Saturday’s entrance fee waiver doesn’t extend to activities like camping, special tours, boat launches or transportation.
Usually costs: $15 per adult
Home to towering ancient coast redwoods, Muir Woods — a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge — is still breathtaking, no matter how many times you've visited. The raised accessible boardwalk means this national park is particularly suited to visiting with folks with reduced mobility, wheelchair users and families with kids.