Why book that trip to Boca when there are plenty of things to discover right in your backyard? If you’re looking for a getaway a little bit closer to home, we’ve put together some ideas on how to make the most out of your Bay Area Staycation. After all, do you really want to wait in line for airport security?
Explore the Headlands
If stunning vistas and dreamy beaches are what you’re after, look no further than the Marin Headlands. There’s a little something for everyone – challenging hiking paths, rolling woodlands, and sandy beaches. Take in the Redwoods at Muir Woods before spending the afternoon in Sausalito. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch while watching the boats come and go.
Bonus: Stop by the William Tell House
for an authentic step back in time to the 1880s. Enjoy local brews, fresh oysters, and beer battered shrimp dipped in Lagunitas ale.
Discover Camping in the Presidio
Did you know you can go camping … in one of San Francisco’s most famous parks? You’ll forget you’re even in the city when you set up camp at Rob Hill Campground
, surrounded by lush woods and the sounds of breaking waves in the distance. Rob Hill's modern amenities and urban location make it ideal for inexperienced or reluctant campers
Bonus: A reservation and permit are required for camping at Rob Hill. Use of a campsite is $125 per site per night, with a maximum stay of 3 nights. Stock up on goodies from Bi-Rite before heading to the site.
Indulge in Santa Cruz Wine Tasting
You don’t have to go all the way to Napa to find quality vineyards in the Bay Area. Take a trip to the Santa Cruz Mountains instead and sip on some bubbly while taking in the incredible views. You’ll avoid the crowds, the still enjoy the same high quality, locally sourced vino. Ridge Vineyards
is one of the original wineries of California, with grapes planted as early as the 1870s.
Bonus: Stop by Bonny Doon Vineyards
for a more modern take on wine tasting. They skip the pretention and focus on the flavor, providing a low key experience for even the most inexperienced wine aficionados.
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. Enjoy your trip!