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8 scenic spots to spend Memorial Day Weekend around San Francisco

May 22, 2017 / San Francisco

Northern California has no shortage of places to adventure. With beautiful coastlines, intriguing history, and one of America’s largest cities, the Bay Area is especially alluring. Take advantage of the long weekend this Memorial Day to discover new spots in and around San Francisco. Since it’s hard to see it all, consider planning a visit to one of these eight pretty places for your long weekend.

San Francisco Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

1. Tour Tiburon

Just a scenic ferry ride or drive from San Francisco, Tiburon is a picturesque and easy-to-access destination for your Memorial Day weekend adventure. For a waterside meal, stop by the super-popular Sam’s Anchor Cafe, whose fresh and seasonal seafood has been satisfying patrons since 1920. Treat yourself to some serious retail therapy or a sweet treat on Main Street after your meal. Where: Sam’s Anchor Cafe, 27 Main St, Belvedere Tiburon


2. Visit Sausalito

For some more seaside strolling and shopping, make your way to Sausalito. As charming as it is beautiful, this Marin County town attracts locals and tourists alike looking for a convenient getaway from San Francisco. Come mealtime, enjoy a slice of pizza, or several, as you watch the sailboats float by at Bar Bocce. As its name suggests, this fan-favorite restaurant offers bocce, beer, bites, and Bay views. Where: Bar Bocce, 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito


3. Relax in Montara

For a nearby beach getaway, head south to the beautiful Montara State Beach. This picture-perfect destination attracts surfers and sunbathers alike. When hunger strikes, head to the Surf Spot for fresh, seasonal food and creative cocktails. With live music, an outdoor dining patio, fire pits, volleyball courts, and cabanas, the Surf Spot is a choice destination for a splendid Memorial Day outing. Where: Surf Spot, 4627 Coast Hwy., Pacifica


4. Unwind in Wine Country

Memorial Day weekend offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy some world-class wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa. Home to hundreds of wineries, do some research in advance to decide on the perfect spot for a vineyard tour and tasting. As you plan your wonderful weekend this May, keep in mind that some spots require reservations.


5. Hike Angel Island

Do you enjoy hiking and or history? If your answer’s yes, head on over to Angel Island. Savor the San Francisco skyline along with the stunning seascape as you make your way to the top of the summit. Home to a National Historic Landmark, The Angel Island Immigration Station, a visit to the island offers visitors a special chance to get exercise and learn something new. Where: Catch the ferry at Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133


6. Explore Point Reyes

If you’re craving gorgeous coastal vistas and some outstanding oysters, getaway to Point Reyes. Its national seashore has some of the cleanest beaches in the state and locals will assure you it’s home to some of the most delicious oysters around. For some exercise, walk the Earthquake Trail, which runs directly over the San Andreas Fault, or take a seaside stroll at Abbotts Lagoon. Where: 1 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


7. Spend a day at Baker Beach

Staying in the city? Plan a beach day at Baker Beach. If the sun’s out and the fog hasn’t presented itself, you can share photo-worthy views of Golden Gate Bridge along with masses of weekend warriors. There are picnic and restroom facilities available. Where:1504 Pershing Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129


8. Take A Tour of Lagunitas Brewery

This super-popular brewery and taproom offers free tours and beer tastings with no reservation needed. Come hungry and share some great eats while grooving to the live music. Spending Memorial Day weekend with kids? They’re welcome to enjoy the fun too. Where: 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954


With countless awesome opportunities for adventure in the Bay Area, you’ll be glad you’ve got the extra day to explore. Start planning your memorable Memorial Day outing.