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Top 10 Getaways from San Francisco

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Majestic landscape of Yosemite National Park

Weekend Getaways 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.


Grapevines in Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley

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

Enjoy the charming ambiance of this quaint vineyard town, conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Barrels of wine at the Martin & Weyrich winery in Paso Robles, California

The wine cellar at Mattei’s Tavern in Santa Barbara Wine Country

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.


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.

Enjoy a sunset on the beach in Santa Monica

The coastline in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara

Enjoy an “American Riviera” getaway complete with scenic beaches, quaint Spanish-style buildings and dozens of cultural attractions.

Take in the best of both worlds with Ventura Beach's lively art and cultural scene and Ojai's charming small-town coastal ambiance.
Ventura Harbor Village in California


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.

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.

Yosemite National Park in California is a vibrant display of nature


The state capitol building in Sacramento


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


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.

The Bay Bridge in San Francisco

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