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10 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near San Francisco Where Life Is Still Simple

Every once in a while, we all need some time to take it easy, relax, and move at a slower pace. Fortunately, for those in San Francisco, we can easily get out of the 415 to find a variety of quaint, slow-paced towns nearby. You can feel a world away even within just 10-15 miles out of the city. The array of small towns with charm, simplicity, and a slow pace are plentiful in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are some of our favorites.

Did we miss your favorite slow-paced town near San Francisco? Let us know. Also, check out 8 Towns Near San Francisco With The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See.

Julian Garr
San Francisco-based freelance writer doing ESL. I love traveling, exploring, and coffee.