The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve was one of my favorite places we visited on our Honeymoon a couple weeks ago. Best factors were that we were there mid-week, after school had begun for the year. And it’s not a half-hour from San Francisco by tour bus (like Muir Woods). So it was not a Touristy-busy place, and wasn’t chock full of noisy kids, either. We could enjoy some peace and serenity, surrounded by truly majestic ancient trees.