Leave San Francisco for These 5 Road Trips

Leave San Francisco for These 5 Road Trips
Rachel Simpson

Written by Rachel Simpson

San Francisco is quite a city, and whether you live there or are simply travelling through, it has a lot to offer. However, beyond the city lies the natural beauty of Northern California. Within four hours of San Francisco are some great spots worthy of a road trip.

The Beautiful Coastline Drive on Highway 1.

The coastline bluffs along Highway 1 to Big Sur are legendary. Scenic bluffs and national forests run beside this stretch, and they are some of the most magnificent in the state. Don’t forget to check out Bixby Creek Bridge, a well known landmark on the highway. The Big Sur Bakery offers a fantastic selection of baked goods and wood-fired pizza. Once you’re ready to call it a day, try something different and rent out a yurt for the night at Treebones Resort.

A day in the mountains.

Lake Tahoe is less than four hours from San Francisco, and is the perfect way to get some fresh air outside the city. Hike on the south shore or try your hand at paddle boarding, then grab a pint at Stateline Brewery. In winter, the area is full of opportunities to go alpine skiing as well. Done for the day? Go catch happy hour and get some rest at the Basecamp Hotel.

Gold Rush.

California is famous for it’s sunny skies and coastline property. But the state also has an extensive gold rush history as well. Once upon a time, Empire Mine State Historic Park was the biggest gold mining operation in the California. Take a trip back through time and walk the area to see glimpses of the past. After a long day of adventures, everyone likes a little indulgence, so get yours at Eden Vale Inn bed-and-breakfast.

The Natural Formations of Pinnacles.

According to the National Park Service, “Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park.” Monoliths, caves, spires, and other natural rock formations fill this park, along with oak woodlands and hiking trails. Make the trip complete by staying at a one-time horse stable turned hotel, Bar SZ Ranch.

And of course the Wine.

Napa can wait, check out Anderson Valley for a great winery experience. The area has a selection of major vineyards, including Goldeneye, Roederer, and also some smaller operations that are just as enjoyable, including Lichen Estate, Phillips Hill, and Lula Cellars. When you’re ready to get some food and a room for the night, check into at Booneville Hotel.

Plan your Journey:

When you’re ready to leave San Francisco, there are some great places to go. Book your next RV trip with Mighway and let the journey unfold!