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


Redwood Canopy Tours

One perfect day in Felton, CA

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


Fort Baker

48 hours in Sausalito

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


Sweet Breams

Discover Japan in San Mateo

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


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


Berkeley shopping

Gourmet Berkeley walk

Take an East Bay urban hike for tasty treats and views


Ohmega Salvage

Berkeley's bohemia

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


Golden Gate view at Lands End

Secrets of the Outer Richmond

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


Half Moon Bay

More coast, less cost in Half Moon Bay

Enjoy style ― and value ― at a great inn


San Francisco's Yerba Buena

San Francisco's Yerba Buena

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


Point Bonita Lighthouse

Experience Point Bonita Lighthouse after dark

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


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


The Boat Shack at Nick's Cove & Cottage

Bountiful Tomales Bay

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


Local flavor

Explore San Francisco's Potrero Hill

Enjoy local flavor in this uncrowded and low-key neighborhood


Tiburon Ridge Trail

Ferry to Tiburon, California

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


Angel Island escape

The Bay Area's Angel Island escape

Ultimate springtime outing is just a short ferry ride away


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


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


Sunshine blooms at Point Reyes

Sunshine blooms at Point Reyes

Uncommon flowers brighten ocean bluffs along a West Marin hike


Fort Point at night

Fort night

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


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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