San Francisco Bay Area

Travel the San Francisco Bay Area and you’ll find lovely beaches, urban parks, hiking, redwoods, Gold Rush history and a whole lotta good eats.

So, if you are putting together a Northern California itinerary, use our Bay Area guides to design a perfect trip.

For San Francisco, use our offbeat SF guide to get off the tourist trail. We also have suggestions for the best walks in SF, a Golden Gate bridge guide, and suggestions for where to find cool indy bookstores and Mission murals.

If you like an active vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite walks in SF, cool hikes in the Presidio and national parks near San Francisco.

We’ve also got you covered regarding where to stay in SF, along with tips for how to get downtown from SFO airport.

For elsewhere in the Bay Area, check out our guide for cool things to do in Half Moon Bay, the best Half Moon Bay beaches and HMB hikes, and a weekend getaway for Santa Cruz.

Here’s our full archive for the Bay Area:

Best Beaches in Half Moon Bay: Cowell Ranch

The 10 Best Half Moon Bay Beaches

Find the best Half Moon Bay beaches for you. This guide recommends beaches for: surfing, dogs, kids, beach strolls, tide pooling and more.