Getting Out of San Francisco

San Francisco is ideally situated within a short drive of countless activities that make living here a true pleasure. Whether you enjoy amazing hiking, climbing, kayaking, or visiting world-class vineyards and restaurants, the Bay Area has a vast assortment of options for recreation, both widely renowned as well as hidden gems. Below are just a few examples with approximate driving times from San Francisco.


1 hour or less:


Angel Island

Point Reyes National Seashore

Mount Tamalpais

Tomales Bay oyster farms

Muir Woods


Half Moon Bay


1-2 hours:

Napa, Sonoma


Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve


3 hours:

Big Sur

Yosemite National Park

Lake Tahoe


4 hours:

Morro Bay

Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks

Mount Shasta