San Francisco Getaways

Surrounding San Francisco's Bay Area

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Sea Cliffs of Mendocino

All of these areas are 1-3 hours drive away from San Francisco. Napa / Sonoma wine country; Mendocino North Coast Redwoods; whitewater river rafting; Point Reyes seashore; and Big Sur are a great way to see more of the San Francisco Bay Area by taking a day away from San Francisco. Combined with a relaxing night at a hotel or Bed & Breakfast, they can really make your trip awesome and maybe even spark a few fires... Make sure to check out some family owned local restaurants rather than the chain places-- it's worth it. You can even rent a limousine to give you the relaxation of a nice trip into the beauty of California. The estimated drive time from downtown San Francisco, including bridge crossings (assuming non-commute hours) is provided:

Napa / Sonoma Valleys Wine Country (1.5 hours)

Mendocino's North Coast Redwoods (4 hours)

Whitewater River Rafting (2.5 hours)

Point Reyes Seashore (2 hours)

Not Carmel and Monterey... Try Big Sur! (2 hours)

- includes Reno and Lake Tahoe information and nearby Cache Creek / Thunder Valley resorts.

Davis, California / University - Stopping Point to Reno