San Francisco you are a beauty. When we're not spending our weekends brunching, at the park, or tearing up the dance floor there's nothing better than rallying the troops for a spontaneous day trip. No car? No problem. Check out getaround for a cheap option to get your whip for the day. Or utilize our favorite mode of transportation.
If we’re MIA on a Saturday, here’s where you can find team Sendies.
Tomales Bay has 15 breathtaking miles of coastal views and hikes. Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring, head to Hog Island or Tomales Bay Oyster co to wash down freshly plucked oysters with ice cold beer.
Fan of waterfalls? How about beaches, wooded trails & swimming holes? Yeah, us too. The Palomarin trail to Alamere falls has it all. An 8.4 mile round trip, bring food and post up for a scenic lunch here.
Santa Cruz is what you always imagined California to be like. Surf, beach bars, & hippie vibes. Less than 2 hours from San Francisco, it’s the perfect day trip for a sunny beach outing. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s no better place to jump out of a plane over the Pacific and land on the beach.
Dipsea Trail to Stinson rivals Alamere Falls on our top hikes list. Kicking off in Mill Valley, grab an Equator coffee & start your 5 mile trek to Stinson beach. Along the way, head through Muir Woods & the Pacific coastline. By the time you get to Stinson you’ll be very ready for a beer and sandwich on the beach. Not feeling the 5 mile trek back? There’s a shuttle that will take you back to Mill Valley that runs hourly.
Yosemite National Park is a shrine to the power of nature. Enjoy the majesty of granite, glaciers & the giant Sequoia trees nestled in the Sierras.
Saving the best for last, Big Sur is the pinnacle of the California coast. The two-lane highway 1, in its misty cliffside splendor, takes you right through Big Sur state park and its most famous locale, the Bixby Creek bridge. Big Sur can be tackled in a day, but for the full state park experience, spend a night in a coastal yurt.
We present these ideas with optimism that you weren’t burning the midnight oil to hard. If you were, there’s always the urban outdoors of Tipsy Pigs back patio!