Half Moon Bay deserves a day trip every season for everything there is to do.
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HMB has sunflower picking, pumpkin patches and beaches! Check their tourism site for upcoming events
Pescadero is a magical, tiny town an hour away from San Francisco.
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For a unique experience, stay at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hotel.
Davenport has some of the best hidden beaches in the Bay Area.
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Shark Fin Cove is easy to get to, but a popular spot so get there early to avoid crowds.
Pleasanton is 40 minutes from San Francisco & offers vintage Americana vibes.
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Take a scenic drive to Ruby Hill Winery & enjoy tastings at $15 for 7 pours (have a DD!)
Capay Valley is a great day trip from Sacramento.
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If you’ve never gone olive oil tasting, check out Séka Hills Olive Mill for a unique experience.
Fremont is famous for their antique stores & plenty of yummy coffee shops.
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Check out Devout Coffee for lattes & pastries.
Napa Valley is a classic day trip if you love wine & makes for a wonderful weekend stay as well.
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Not a wine lover? Downtown Napa has plenty to offer from rustic cafes to a scenic river walk.
Sausalito is located across the Golden Gate Bridge & makes a great day trip from San Francisco.
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You can also take the ferry from Pier 41 in San Francisco if you don’t want to drive!
Oakland is full of Bay Area history, delicious eateries, and gorgeous shops.
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Check out Temescal Alleys for locally owned small shops. Pictured is Crimson Horticulture Rarities.
Capitola is a sleepy beach community within the city of Santa Cruz.
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Locals love grabbing pizza from A Pizza My Heart & eating their slices on the beach.
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