Point Reyes Lighthouse

October 28, 2014

Currently available: Free  Visit their site to learn more

Here’s your outdoor stairmaster! A visit to the Lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore will afford you sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the gorgeous California coastline. The staircase that leads to the lighthouse, active from 1870 to 1975, is the equivalent of the number of stairs in a 30 story building. The lighthouse played an important role in preventing many shipwrecks in the area since Point Reyes is known as the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place on the North American continent. An automated light has since replaced the lighthouse, but it’s worth a visit for the incredible views and bit of maritime history (and the aerobic workout!).