3 Day Trip Destinations Near San Francisco Right For Family And Kids

  1. By Kevin
  2. On May 10, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

San Francisco, California is the best place for family and kids for weekend or short holiday vacation. And there're 3 day trip destinations near San Francisco you don't miss during your travel there.

Trip Destinations Near San Francisco

Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park - 35 minutes

The spa menu at Rosewood Sand Hill includes treatments for young guests, making it the perfect mother-daughter getaway. Fans of oxygen therapy can sign up for an oxygen-infused treatment. The new menu also includes organically-inspired treatments, private yoga and Pilates sessions. Alex Chases Salon, run by the internationally renowned hairstylist Alex Chases, moved to a larger space and added Tata Harper's 100% natural and non-toxic luxury skincare line. The luxury property is located on 16 acres in Menlo Park.

The resort has a fitness center with a motion studio, heated outdoor pool & hot tub, and beautiful gardens. Guests have access to 13 luxurious treatment rooms and an array of treatments. The property has 123 luxury guestrooms and suites, furnished with original art, marble baths and state-of-the-art technology. Enjoy private balconies or terraces with views. Rooms start at $235 per night.

an Francisco's location puts the city at the heart of some of the most incredible scenery in the United States. Within a few hour's drive, you will find incredible attractions, fantastic coastal scenery and some of the top wineries in the world. We already wrote about planning a trip to The Mendocino Coast, Monterey & Carmel, Napa, Sonoma, Lake Tahoe and other destination. Below is a list of other amazing destinations that are just a short drive or train ride from the city.


Just an hour from San Francisco, surrounded by lush vineyards and majestic redwoods, Santa Rosa is a lovely small town with a charming historic downtown and plenty of activities for the whole family. Stroll through the quaint Railroad Square Historic District with its beautifully restored architectural gems and sit for a cup of coffee in one of the charming shops.

Trip Destinations Near San Francisco

Learn more about the history and art of Santa Rosa at the Museums of Sonoma County located in the quirky former post office designed in a fun mix of Renaissance Revival and Spanish-style. Wine lovers will enjoy visiting 40 year old St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, one of the oldest in the area. Take a tour and sample the best wines of the area with the Platypus Wine Tours or Pure Luxury, which will take you around in style. The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County focuses on outdoor activities. Let them get dirty by learning how to make a fort or fish for salmon in the beautiful Russian River. Visit the majestic California redwoods from above, zip lining, climbing, skywalking and rappelling with Sonoma Canopy tours.


In the heart of Sonoma wine country, Healdsburg is all about vineyards, wines and what goes with them – food and cheeses. Before going on the pilgrimage of the best vineyards in the area, get the feel of this charming little town by relaxing on the bench in Healdsburg Plaza, a grassy area surrounded by shady trees and quaint shops, galleries and wine tasting rooms. At the Williamson Wines Tasting Room you can try their Legacy Merlot with some of the ‘fridge food.’

Wine Country Walking Tours’ knowledgeable guides – local foodies and wine connoisseurs – will take you on a tour of Healdsburg downtown, tell you stories about the city’s history, introduce you to the best tasting rooms, tell you about the latest wine trends and teach you about pairings of wine with food. With Adventures in Cycling, you will spend a day biking your way through the best wineries and vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Counties. Healdsburg Wine Tour Company will take you on a tour of the local vineyards in style, in a luxury town car or limo.