Top Day Trips from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

This spectacular corner of the Sierra Nevada Mountains boasts views so sublime that it seems that nature has unwittingly created the landscape.

Carmel Bay

Carmel Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, along the central coast of California in Monterey County. The bay is 4 mi long and 2 mi wide with its mouth about 3 mi across.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Just 70 miles south  of San Francisco, Santa Cruz draws many visitors in summertime to its historic Beach Boardwalk amusement park.

Marinas & Scenic Walks

The scenic ferry ride from San Francisco ferry building is a wonderful way to arrive at the seaside town of Sausalito in Marin County.

University Town of Berkeley

The campus of this famous university town is situated on top of a hill with views of the bay. The joy of Strawberry Creek only adds to the peace.

Muir Woods Hiking Trails

A short drive north of San Francisco is an exceptional nature site, the Muir Woods National Monument.

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a small city on the California coast, south of San Francisco. A string of beaches along the bay includes Half Moon Bay State Beach.

Dipsea Trail Hike

The 10-mile hiking trail begins at Muir Woods National Monument, crosses woods and rolling hills, then descends a ravine at Stinson Beach, with breathtaking ocean and creeks the way.

Filoli Estate

Philoli, also known as the Bourne-Roth Estate, is a country house set on 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre property located in Woodside, California.

Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais, locally known as Mount Tam, is a peak in Marin County, California, United States, often considered a symbol of Marin County.

Angel Island

Angel Island is an island in the San Francisco Bay. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park, which is administered by California State Parks.