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    Default one-day trips from San Francisco

    Hi guys,
    I will be in San Francisco for the whole next week for Google I/O Expo.

    The Expo is in Wednesday and Thursday. So I have Monday Tuesday and Friday to spare on day trips near the town.

    Could you guys suggest any good places to go?

    Last time I drove north and had great fun in Ave of the Giants.

    Is Napa Valley worth visiting at this time in year for a one day trip?



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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default One north and one south.

    Sacramento would make a nice day trip. It has a wonderful historic downtown and some beautiful architecture in the old mansions. The other thought would be to go down to Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. A lovely beach area. You might even have time to go as far as Big Sur. That is a beautiful drive.


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    Another possibility: drive down the coast via Half Moon Bay and then visit the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. There's also the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz.

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    Thanks, Lifemagician.

    I might choose the capital city, because last fall I drove from SF all the way down to LA during which visited Monterey and Big Sur.

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    Thanks, John, I didn't visit Santa Cruz last time I drove down the Pacific Hwy. Maybe I'll do it this time.

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    We took a couple of day trips from San Francisco, a few years ago. One was up to Napa/Sonoma Valley, which is wonderful if you love good wine. Another time, we went to Muir Woods, which is a beautiful place.


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    Thanks Donna. So this is still a good season to taste wine in Napa?

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