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9 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas From San Francisco

One tank of gas is roughly 300 miles, so we’re giving you some leeway with this 216-mile trek around Marin County and the Wine Country—swerving around some of the mountainous terrain will likely guzzle up extra gas anyway. This road trip is a somewhat classic NorCal adventure, taking you from the humbling redwoods to the spectacular coastline, from funky small towns to luxurious wineries. You’ll likely want to stretch this trip out to at least three days to really appreciate each stop along the way, especially if you like to hike. And be sure to add a night in Napa or Sonoma, if you’re really enjoying that wine.

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On your way back to San Francisco, grab dinner along the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley. Once home, you’ll probably need a few days to recover from all that hiking, eating, and drinking—that’s our idea of a successful road trip. Want more trip ideas? Check out these 11 unique day trips near San Francisco.

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 (bigandsmalltravel.com).