21 San Francisco day trips

From downtown finds to weekend escapes, here are some favorite things to do around town

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Alena Jean Flower Shop and Nursery

One perfect day in Half Moon Bay

Get your garden on in this Northern California town

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Redwood Canopy Tours

One perfect day in Felton, CA

Head to this small town to see the redwoods and soak up the California vibes

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Fort Baker

48 hours in Sausalito

What to see, where to stay, shop, and dine across the bridget

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Sweet Breams

Discover Japan in San Mateo

Slurp steamy noodles and explore the Japanese rootes of this Peninsula town

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French bread

A sourdough story at Fisherman's Wharf

Take a trip to Bistro Boudin for good eats, San Francisco history, and (more importantly) an afternoon of good cheer

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Berkeley shopping

Gourmet Berkeley walk

Take an East Bay urban hike for tasty treats and views

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Ohmega Salvage

Berkeley's bohemia

Change your home (and yourself) along the city's now-thriving San Pablo Avenue

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Golden Gate view at Lands End

Secrets of the Outer Richmond

A quiet San Francisco neighborhood beguiles with good food and great views

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Half Moon Bay

More coast, less cost in Half Moon Bay

Enjoy style ― and value ― at a great inn

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San Francisco's Yerba Buena

San Francisco's Yerba Buena

Browse the city's new museum row for culture and treats

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Experience Point Bonita Lighthouse after dark

Start with a journey over a suspension bridge on craggy Marin Headlands

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The Presidio of San Francisco's newest vista

Rediscover the Presidio of San Francisco

Spas and restaurants join the trails in the city's national park

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The Boat Shack at Nick's Cove & Cottage

Bountiful Tomales Bay

North of San Francisco, the coastline is pristine and the oysters are fresh

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Local flavor

Explore San Francisco's Potrero Hill

Enjoy local flavor in this uncrowded and low-key neighborhood

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Tiburon Ridge Trail

Ferry to Tiburon, California

Hike a hidden trail to amazing bay views in Marin County's little piece of paradise

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Angel Island escape

The Bay Area's Angel Island escape

Ultimate springtime outing is just a short ferry ride away

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Pescadero California Pigeon Point Light Station

Meander through Pescadero, California

Hit the road along southern San Mateo County's coast for a scenic seaside day

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The Sequoia Theatre in Mill Valley, California

Stargaze in Mill Valley, California

Great films shine at October's festival in the heart of Marin County

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Sunshine blooms at Point Reyes

Sunshine blooms at Point Reyes

Uncommon flowers brighten ocean bluffs along a West Marin hike

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Fort Point at night

Fort night

Take a candlelight tour of San Francisco's Fort Point's dark corridors and spiral stone staircases

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Mori Point

Laid-back in Pacifica

South of San Francisco, the quiet beach town has a low-key surf spirit and great coastal hikes

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