San Francisco January 02, 2017
11 Small Towns Around San Francisco Where Everyone Knows Your Name
If you’re getting sick of the city then head out of town for a day or more. The Bay area has lots of smaller towns that offer any number of different things to do. If you want to stay close to the city then check out Tiburon or Montana for a day. If you’re up for a longer drive then head to towns like St. Helena or Placerville. Either way, it will be a breath of fresh air to visit and explore these small and friendly towns. Let’s check these towns out!
Montara is a small community that feels like what you would expect from a beautiful and remote coastal town. And, Montara is only a 20 mile trek south of San Francisco!
Marin County's hippie enclave has a small town feel with accessible hikes nearby too.
The ferry ride from San Francisco is stunning, and the town itself is quaint and small enough to easily walk. Tiburon has numerous small boutiques and restaurants for everyone to enjoy.
4. El Granada
El Granada, CA, is a sleepy residential community about 4 miles north of historic Half Moon Bay and 25 miles south of San Francisco.
5. St. Helena
A smaller wine town with friendly shops, farm to table restaurants, and lots of green space.
Pescadero is a small town two miles east of Pescadero Beach with few shops and a DIY mentality. This historic little town was established in 1856.
Aptos is the gateway to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This is a charming town with beautiful beaches and slower pace of life.
This place is worth the drive for the Gold Rush history, artisanal shops, and cool vibe.
A town full of great wine, charm, and beautiful green spaces.
10. Half Moon Bay
Only 40 minutes away from the city, but much more relaxed and intimate. This is a popular spot on the weekends.
11. Nevada City
If you're up for the drive more outside San Francisco then check out this cozy town with Gold Rush history. This is a popular weekend getaway for outdoor recreation, history, and art!
Have you been to any of these towns? Let us know. If you’re interested in Placerville then read more about this
Little City Near San Francisco That Just May Be The Most Unique City In The World.