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Top Weekend Getaways from San Francisco

Explore the City by the Bay's Backyard

Majestic landscape of Yosemite National Park


Best Weekend Trips from San Francisco

If you feel a need to get out of San Francisco, here are destinations that are nearby, yet offer extensive variety. Whether you want to experience wine tasting on a sunny California afternoon, walking on mountain trails, or simply driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, we've got you covered. Enjoy locations that can be reached by train or car for the weekend, and even destinations you can experience without ever leaving the city.

UNWIND WITH WINE

Discover new wines and the lush vineyards of Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley

Unwind in America's favorite wine-tasting region with luxurious vineyard views, fine dining and, of course, a glass of wine.

The JUSTIN Tasting Room showcases a variety of wines in Paso Robles, CA

Paso Robles

Enjoy the charming ambiance of this quaint vineyard town, conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Single vineyard wines are produced at Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards in Santa Barbara County, CA

Santa Barbara Wine Country

Sample Santa Barbara's rural flavor (and wines) from the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley where lush landscapes and balmy breezes abound, and wineries pebble the landscape.


CRUISE DOWN THE COAST

Los Angeles, CA is a metropolis of fine dining, movie stars, major league sports and cultural diversity

Los Angeles

Experience it all, from major league sports and an unparalleled nightlife to urban music and art and fine dining in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S.


COMMUNE WITH NATURE

Take in the beauty of nature on the Monterey Peninsula, just south of San Francisco

Monterey Peninsula

Relax amidst the backdrop of pristine beaches and clear skies in this enchanting resort town complete with scenic golf courses, wineries and local community events.


Find beauty at its most natural state at Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite

Indulge in the classic beauty of the outdoors. With mammoth rock formations, phenomenal waterfalls and hundreds of trails, Yosemite offers a variety of outdoors recreation for all.


VISIT THE CAPITAL

Visit the state capitol building in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento

Enrich yourself with historical tours and museum visits, or indulge in upscale shopping and fine dining in the state capital.


    OR STAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

Drive through the Golden Gate Bridge, one of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks

San Francisco

Whether you're a local or a visitor, San Francisco has plenty to offer, from the hipster attractions of Berkeley to the urban majesty of Oakland.


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