A 5-Hours Road Trip for your Weekend

Weekend is coming, the sun is shining and this summer time makes us want to go for a ride…

If you also feel the urge to escape from the city, I have experimented one easy Road Trip that doesn’t take too long and brings you to see or discover different kind of landscapes in one single day.

Here is the whole Road Trip I will go through this article.

5 Hours Road trip in California

5 Hours Road trip in California

The idea is to start from San Francisco and cross the Golden Gate Bridge (North Bound). Once crossed, take the second exit right and go in the Marin Headlands park. From here you’ll be able to see the ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco’s spectacular skyline. From here you can follow the main road of the park, you’ll drive alongside the coast and you’ll drive overhanging the ocean. Drive up to Sausalito (that’s a perfect opportunity to discover this small and nice city)

From here, you can go to the Point Reyes Park, taking the very famous California 1 road. This 30 miles part is – for me – one of the most beautiful part of the whole California 1. Make a stop at Stinson Beach. The sand is white and thin, the beach is quite big and full of young Californian people (Surfs, sunglasses, blond hair…). If you like nude beaches, there is one hidden there… I am not very familiar with it but a quick search on Google will help you to find it!

Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach

To restart your ride, follow the California 1 up to Point Reyes. I personnaly very much apreciate the light house and the Drake’s beach (North of the Park). Then return onto the Road 1 (East part of Tomales Bay). If you are found of oysters, you’ll enjoy all the small restaurants that are alongside the Bay. there you can eat freshly picked oysters and drink a local wine while watching the bay and the play of the light on the water.

After this break, follow your road to come back to San Francisco, via the Sonoma Valley.

Take the Bay Bridge to come back and stop by Treasure Island, just to admire San Francisco from the opposite coast. At the end of the day, lights are just amazing and the Bay Bridge transforms into a giant and dancing pearl collar.

San Francisco from Treasure Island

San Francisco from Treasure Island

Here you are. End of the trip… All these wonderful things are really worth the long ride.

Enjoy your weekend!

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