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Here Are 11 Unique Day Trips Near San Francisco That Are An Absolute Must-Do

It’s easy to stay cozy in the 7×7 bubble of San Francisco, which holds a wealth of attractions, both indoors and out. But sometimes a change of scenery does the mind and body good, and, thankfully, city residents have a myriad of fun options to our disposal, in whatever direction we choose to travel (even straight into the Pacific), with whatever means of transportation we can get our hands on. Here are a few day trips near San Francisco that are an absolute must-do.

Seriously, you can’t get bored around here, but if you’re looking for more great things to do around San Francisco, check out these nearby hiking spots, waterfalls, and state parks.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (