San Francisco February 17, 2017
10 Unforgettable Places Around San Francisco That Everyone Must Visit This Winter
As much as we love San Francisco, there are times we need to get out of Fog City. Why? Believe it or not, the winter attractions around San Francisco are fun, beautiful, and magical. There are many unforgettable places around San Francisco that are within varying distances, and alluring for every taste. Let’s explore these 10 winter destinations around San Francisco now!
1. Point Reyes
During the winter, the views at Point Reyes around Chimney Rock and the Lighthouse are prime spots for whale watching. More information on
Whale Watching here
2. Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley is well known for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. Also, the Village of Squaw Valley will warm you and charm you with lots of stores and restaurants. More information on what you can find
3. Lake Tahoe
When you think of winter destinations, Lake Tahoe pops up immediately. Venture out to the mountains and rent a cabin, ski, chill out in the beauty of Tahoe, or just a take a lovely drive.
Escape the crowds of the summer, and visit a wine town with a more relaxed appeal. Calistoga also has winter-themed spa treatments. Wine is of course always around here, and a geyser too.
5. Big Sur
When people say California is one of a kind and stunning it is because of the magic of Big Sur. Big Sur is over 2 hours away from SF, but worth it. Expect mountain-meets-ocean beauty, incredibly scenic drives, camping, stylish hotels, spas, fine restaurants, majestic nature, and more. Unforgettable and out of this world!
Mendocino is an old seaside town full of charm and history. This is a perfect place for food, shopping, and a dreamy seaside escape from the city.
The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is found here as well as shops, seafood restaurants, and bars. The surrounding scenery is also incredible.
Winter is an amazing and rare time to visit Yosemite. You'll have a chance to hike, play in the snow, and enjoy quiet solitude. The silence and grandeur of Yosemite in winter is an experience you'll never forget.
9. Bear Valley
If you want a more hidden spot for skiing this winter then check out Bear Valley. This is a great spot to escape the crowds at Tahoe and have fun in the snow.
The Truckee-Lake Tahoe area is worth the long drive for a weekend of winter fun. Truckee features scenic mountain beauty, skiing, and is perfect for romantic getaways and outdoor excitement.
Have you been to any of these winter spots? Let us know your favorite winter spots. If you’re curious, please take a look at some other greet activities in the area and check out
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