In case you couldn’t tell- what with the continuation of 70 degree days- it is now mid-November in San Francisco. While the nights are beginning to feel a bit cooler, the most noticeable difference is that it is getting dark at 5PM (unfortunately daylight savings time is still not optional). What does this mean aside from everyone becoming a post-work homebody for the next two months? It means you need to be making excellent use of every minute of sunlight during your weekends! And what better way to do that than with a few daycations around the Bay? All you have to do is pick a direction, and go. Baycation anyone?
1. Go south to Pescadero.
Pescadero is the definition of a dreamy Highway 1 town. Head to Downtown Local for coffee, kombucha on tap, and an eclectic mix of vintage finds. Stroll around town and check out what the local shops have to offer (points for finding the artichoke herb bread). Finish off your day with a visit to the Sante Arcangeli winery.
2. Go north to Point Reyes.
Point Reyes Station is the kind of place you are utterly delighted to find unexpectedly. Treat yourself with a class at Yoga Toes followed by coffee from Toby’s Coffee Bar. Get your picnic on at Cowgirl Creamery, and don’t be shy about stocking up on their incredible cheeses for later. End the day with a stop at Nick’s Cove for drinks and views.
3. Go east to Port Costa.
Looking for that wild west vibe? Then Port Costa is the daycation for you. Start off by exploring the Theatre of Dreams and the Bailey Art Museum. Have a pre-lunch or dinner drink at the Warehouse Cafe and then lunch or dinner at the Bull Valley Roadhouse. Just don’t forget to wear your cowboy boots.
About the Author // Eliza Dropkin is a Vantigo Tour Guide. She enjoys live music, good food, and cruising around town in Jerry (though she loves all the vans equally).