Cities, Towns, and Suburbs Near San Francisco, California

  1. By Kevin
  2. On May 9, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips helps you find cities, towns, and suburbs near San Francisco, California close to your location for a weekend trip or short holiday vacation. You can use it to look for nearby towns and suburbs if you live in a metropolis area, or you can search for cities near any airport, zip code, or tourist landmark. You'll get a map of the local cities, including the distance and information on each town. This can help in planning a trip or just learning more about a neighboring city so you can discover neaces.

The Mendocino Coast - 2 hours and 45 minutes

Vacationers enjoy a combination of amazing ocean views, art galleries, hiking and whale watching on the Mendocino Coast, less than three hours' drive from the city. The town of Mendocino offers a selection of sandy beaches, gardens and romantic sunsets. The Brewery Gulch Inn is a great place to stay for couples, offering luxury guest rooms, scenic ocean views and a great base for exploring the Mendocino Coast.

In Fort Bragg, you will find scenic beaches, redwood forests and charming boutiques.

If you are looking for last minute getaways from San Francisco, Elk Cove Inn & Spa offers stunning ocean views from its 16 suites, cottages and rooms. The Oceanfront Junior Suites are the most luxurious, complete with a tub with jets and dramatic views of an offshore rock.

Monterey & Carmel - 1 hour and 50 minutes

Monterey is home to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, wineries, and scenic oceanview trails perfect for whale-watching. If you are looking for ideas within a two hour's drive from San Francisco, Monterey is a great choice. Old Monterey Inn is located right in the heart of Monterey, offering 10 rooms and suites with terry-lined silky bathrobes, aromatic candles, and either King or Queen featherbeds. The Garden Cottage has an in-room jacuzzi and a sitting room with a fireplace. Have breakfast in bed, in the garden or in the dining area. The breakfast menu varies daily. Homemade cookies are available in the afternoon, and wine and appetizers are served in the evening.

The Monterey Bay Inn is located on historic Cannery Row, near the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf and downtown. Activities include wine tasting tours, kayaking, shopping, fishing, golf and whale watching. The inn has 47 guest rooms and suites with scenic views and luxury amenities. There is a selection of fine restaurants nearby. Fly to the Monterey Peninsula Airport, serviced by daily flights from San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. San Francisco International Airport is 120 miles north of Monterey. Room rates start at around $209.

Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its vibrant artist community, romantic hotels, scenic views and frequent celebrity sightings. Couples will love L'Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Chateaux property, which offers elegant guest rooms and great food.

Sausalito - 25 minutes from San Francisco

Go on a day trip to Sausalito, just a ferry ride across the bay, where you will find spectacular views, unique boutiques and a selection of activities, such as kayaking, sailing and hiking. If you want to stay overnight, check into the Inn Above Tide which offers stylish accommodations right on the water. Ask for a view of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island or the city skyline (from $340). Although Sausalito is perfect for Bay Area day trips, staying overnight can help you relax and unwind in a beautiful setting.

Day trips from San Francisco, including places to visit in the Bay Area: San Jose, Palo Alto, Menlo Park. More places to go outside of San Francisco - if you are looking for day trips from San Francisco, drive to one of the nearby towns such as Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Mendocino, Cambria and Monterey. Paso Robles, Los Angeles and the charming towns of Southern California are also a great weekend trip idea.