Friday, August 16, 2013

1 South: Pacifica, Shelldance Orchid Garden

Shelldance Orchid Garden  2000 Hwy. 1, (650) 355-4845.  Sat-Sun 10-5.  Situated high up on a bluff overlooking the ocean and reached via a sharp right turn then steep climb off northbound Highway 1, this orchid and bromeliad conservatory is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.   You can visit the greenhouses, where you’ll see many unusual specimens; some are for sale, and some are not. 

    The Mori Ridge trailhead for Sweeney Ridge, which is also part of the GGNRA, is adjacent.  A 5-mile roundtrip trail provides spectacular ocean views. 

More things to do in Pacifica. 

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

images c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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