Fascinating Day Trips Around The Bay Area

By Marco Christiansen | Jun 21, 2021

Stroll down the Old Fisherman's Wharf to set sail with the crew of the Princess Monterey. If whale watching is on your bucket list, there is no better place to do it than Monterey Bay!

Explore Monterey Bay on a Whale Watch

Rediscover Your Inner Child in Santa Cruz

All those super chill beach vibes that California is known for, can be found in Santa Cruz! Take a hike through the redwoods, hit the beach, & don't miss the Santa Cruz boardwalk!

Live Like a Local in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is what dreams are made of! Stroll through the Cypress tree tunnel, have lunch along the water, or watch the surfers at the famous Maverick's Beach.

One of California's treasured gems lies just North of the Golden Gate Bridge. Trees in this National Monument are ~400-800 years old & up to 250 feet! Reset your soul to the tune of nature.

Stroll Through the Redwoods at Muir Woods

Take a Drive to the Top of Mount Diablo

This dominant, isolated feature of the  Bay area is a must-d0. You can drive to the very top and see panoramic views for miles on a clear day. Drive safely, there are steep cliffs & bicyclists!

Visit Pier 39 & Tour Alcatraz Island

Shop around and grab lunch at Pier 39. Then hop over to Alcatraz City Tours to catch the ferry to the island! There is so much more history to Alcatraz than you might realize!

Check Point Reyes off Your Bucket List

Dramatic coastal views, a shipwreck, an iconic cypress tree tunnel! Point Reyes National Seashore has it all. If you are lucky, you may see a heard of native Tule elk, or an elephant seal!

Dashed Trail

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