San Francisco Journals

The Bay Area, Not Just the Golden Gate

An April 2005 trip to San Francisco by JesusW

Filoli Estate and Garden Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: There is a lot more than a bridge and a famous prison in the area.

Filoli Estate and Garden

Attraction | "Filoli Gardens, a Paradise near the Golden Coast"

Filoli Estate and Garden Photo, San Francisco, California
This is a little gem in the Bay Area. You are used to the fog in the Bay, a huge bridge, and a cold prison, but not to the colorful flowers in the hills south of the city.To get to Filoli you definitely need a car. The drive from SF is a pleasant and short one. The 280 highway is nice once you pass Serramonte, and can be a quiet ride.Filoli is a short distance from the highway and the most artificial place on Earth (Silicon Valley and the birthplace for Software magnates like Oracle and the Palo Alto Research Center), but enough to completely isolate you from the noise and traffic and immerse yourself in the lovely nature surroundings.The Filoli estate is run by vol...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2006

Filoli Estate and Garden
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, California 94062
(650) 364-8300