Big Sur is the most beautiful part of the California coast. This is perhaps the longest drive of all San Francisco Day Trips, but well worth it. Its mountains, cliffs, and beaches make it a unique scenery. You'll have lunch overlooking the ocean cliffs and finish the day in one of our favorite towns.
Discover the best San Francisco day trips to do with and without a car. Visit Napa Valley, Sonoma, the Redwood Forests, Sausalito and more. Get under the radar recommendations for your day trips from San Francisco.
Big sur from San Francisco
Discover the best places to visit near San Francisco. These epic 6 days trips are all within day range. Explore the best of California with these unforgettable day trips.
All Big Sur stops have stunning views, great wines, or beautiful beaches. For some of the San Francisco day trips you will need to drive. Driving is how you will visit places outside of the obvious touristy spots. San Francisco has plenty of car rental options and driving around the Bay Area is very easy.