San Francisco May 14, 2017
The 11 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take Around San Francisco
California is a dream state to be adventurous. Explore the many nooks and crannies this year. The options for day trips are limitless around San Francisco. Check out these great trips as soon as possible.
1. Redwood Canopy Tours - 17 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon, 95041
Redwood Canopy offers 6 zip-lines with different length and difficulty. The best part is that the ziplines are in a redwood forest. The two hour guided eco-adventure includes six zip lines and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet.
2. Gilroy Gardens Theme Park - 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, 95020
Try out Gilroy Gardens Theme Park, a Family Theme Park. This is the perfect place to spend the day with your family and enjoy nature, rollercoasters, and more. The park has 22 rides and five attractions, and six unique gardens, such as the Monarch garden, contained in a 60-foot greenhouse.
3. Performing Animal Welfare Society - Galt, CA 95632
A wildlife sanctuary is a place of refuge where abused, injured and abandoned wildlife can live in peace for the remainder of their lives. The Elephant Sanctuary is 2700 acres in size and is a protected environment that is home to 17 elephants.
4. The Mondavi Winery is in Napa Valley - 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville, 94562
Mondavi is a well known brand and must do winery in Napa Valley. Walk around the Mondavi grounds and take in the beauty of this grand estate. Enjoy a tour with a sit-down guided tasting of three wines and one food pairing.
5. The Heavenly Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster - 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Lake Tahoe is is great for a variety of things all year. Heavenly Mountain Resort created a mountain roller coaster that will take you on a thrilling adventure you won't forget. You'll go through forest, boulders, and zoom by within view of Lake Tahoe!
6. Alamere Falls -
Point Reyes National Seashore, Mesa Road, Bolinas, 94924
Get close to nature and feel the beauty around Alamere Falls. There is more than one waterfall that you can get near and walk behind. Outside of the main tide fall on the beach, there are a number of little creeks and falls to explore!
7. Orr Hot Springs - 13201 Orr Springs Road, Ukiah, 95482
Orr Hot Springs is a peaceful resort tucked in the rolling hills of the Mendocino Coastal Range. The pool is an area where springs flourish on 27 acres at the headwaters of Big River. There is a 15’ x 60’ cold pool, which is built directly into the rock of the hillside.
8. Mount Umunhum - Santa Clara County, south of San Jose
This is a 12-acre mountaintop, located within the 18,000-acre Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve south of Los Gatos. Closed to the public since 1980, the summit of Mount Umunhum will finally open starting this September.
9. Clear Lake volcanic field - 5300 Soda Bay Rd, Kelseyville, 95422
If you go north of San Francisco you’ll discover an active volcano in Clear Lake on Mount Konocti. If you're adventurous try out hiking, horseback riding, or any number of off the beaten path wineries.
10. Lavender Bee Farm - 764 Chapman Lane, Petaluma, 94952
Established in 2001, this farm has been dedicated to bringing lavender and even bees to the area. Shop for goods like lavender bouquets, sachets and honey.
11. Windsong Cottage Guest Yurt - 25 McDonald Lane, Point Reyes Station, 94956
Windsong Cottage Guest Yurt is located only about an hour from San Francisco in the rolling hills of Point Reyes. This magical glampground offers a yurt with plenty of amenities like a hot tub, hiking, and more.
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