So Close to So Much
Ready, jet-set, go!
Reaching any part of the Bay Area doesn't get any easier than this, thanks to our brilliantly central location. No matter which direction you turn, you're just minutes away from San Francisco’s big city sights and business opportunities, Marin County’s artisan foodie experiences, and epic natural landscapes.
So, indulge in your travel bucket list. Or, live in the moment, jump in the car and go. You’ll be amazed where a short drive or stunning ferry ride will take you.
Just a drive over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or a relaxing ferry ride away, San Francisco ranks as one of the top destinations in the world with scores of restaurants, attractions, museums and cool finds packed corner to corner within its mere 47 square miles. Explore distinct neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the Mission District, North Beach and the Castro, and discover the makings of a world-class city.
Golden Gate Ferry
No wheels? No worries. The Golden Gate Ferry leaves from nearby Larkspur and cruises to the San Francisco Ferry Building, home of San Francisco’s artisan food market. Along the approximate 40-minute cruise, you’ll be treated to scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Encounter a natural beauty – the West Coast’s only designated national seashore – and it’s 28 miles of California coastline. Explore sandy beaches and green valleys. Drive calm winding roads. Kayak through quiet lagoons, and explore hidden sea caves and secret tidepools. Climb down 300 steps built into cliffs to reach the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. Or, come for the astounding wildlife – you’ll spot thousands of elephant seals close to Chimney Rock, 30,000 gray whales pass by the lighthouse and 450 species of birds throughout the area.
Vineyards of Sonoma Valley & Napa Valley
Sip, savor, then sip some more through California’s legendary wine country. From striking architectural landmarks to rustic farmhouses, the wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valley serve up unforgettable adventures for your palate. Pair your bucolic vineyard experiences with farm-to-fork cuisine, outdoor films and concerts, natural mineral spring spas, and boutique shopping that only these charming California towns can deliver.
Muir Woods National Monument
Wander amongst some of Mother Nature’s massive marvels: ancient coastal redwood trees towering 248 feet overhead. Just a few miles north of Golden Gate Bridge, this lush park spans 560 acres and allows you to experience the grandeur of a redwood forest up close and personal. Lace up your hiking boots and explore six miles of trails, from strenuous treks to leisurely strolls.
Mt. Tamalpais State Park
Escape to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, the Bay Area’s highest peak, for astounding views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, and the Bay. Hike or bike their 50 miles of trails, then camp out for a night surrounded by forests of redwoods, oak trees and ocean breezes. Or, watch an outdoor theatre performance under the stars at the peak’s mountain theatre.