Sausalito / Marin
Trendy restaurants and funky houseboats in Sausalito, a pristinely beautiful National Seashore area and the rugged trails of Mount Tamalpais allow marvelous Marin to live up to its moniker as San Francisco’s “Riviera.” Buy a tour.
Dramatic seascapes, towering, old-growth redwoods and the lovely, snowy Mount Shasta show nature’s best to everyone from super-fit climbers and hikers to laid-back day-trippers.
Grab your longboard, don your wetsuit, get out there and shoot the curl. Or dine on fresh seafood and enjoy panoramic views. If The Beach Boys had seen this, they would have moved north.
High-intensity pro sports, higher education, gourmet dining, happening waterfront restaurants and a beloved mountain put the East Bay on the to-do list.
Lake Tahoe / Sacramento
California’s dignified Capitol Building, a lovingly preserved Gold Rush district and the mountain beauty of blue Lake Tahoe bring the old Westward ho experience to life.
A world-class airport, snug bedroom communities served by distinctive local merchants and the gateway to Silicon Valley are just minutes from San Francisco
Microchips and software firms, a manicured college campus, an old-school mystery house and a new-fangled tech museum are on the pop-up menu in the home of high-technology.
Extranomical Tours offers "extraordinary, astronomical and amazing" minibus, van and walking sightseeing excursions in and around San Francisco and the Bay Area, including City Insider, Fisherman's Wharf and Muir Woods tours.