When you think of the Bay Area, San Francisco—the hilly city most likely comes to mind. However, the Bay Area consists of much more in northern California, including the Napa Valley region and Sonoma. Airports in the Bay Area are well connected with the rest of the world, with some of the best deals on flights to Asia and Europe. Below, we've compiled the best flight deals out of the Bay Area and the perfect weekend trips you can take outside the city. We've also added the best vacation deals and luxe hotel deals for a bargain. Whether you're looking for a solo trip, group getaway, or a nice family vacation we have you covered!
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In the Bay Area metropolitan area, you'll find San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) offer a lot of great international flights to Europe, Asia, The Pacific, and beyond along with great domestic flight deals such as SFO being a a major hub for Star Alliance airlines United and Alaska Airlines. Another airport in the Bay Area is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) which offers commercial flights at a smaller scale.
The closest part of the Redwood Forest to San Francisco can be found in Muir Woods National Monument, which technically is a part of the Bay Area and is roughly a half an hour drive north of San Francisco. This region offers some of the perfect hiking and glamping opportunities in northern California.
A three and a half hour drive east will bring you to the California/Nevada border where the stunning Lake Tahoe sits. With tons of skiing opportunities in the winter and some of the best ski resorts in the country. Opportunities for kayaking/canoeing, swimming, fishing, golfing, and hiking in the summer.
A roughly four hour drive northeast will take you to Lassen Volcanic National Park filled with bubbling mud pots and the largest domed-shape volcano in the world. Its last eruption took place in 1917, and the region is filled with hydrothermal pools that are, unfortunately, too hot for swimming, but there also lakes and creeks that are much colder that travelers can dip into.
The ultimate surf destination and arguably one of the most beautiful road trip routes. Drive along coastal California. The three hour drive to Big Sur, alone, is worth including on a road trip, bypassing the Redwoods and iconic cities like Monteray.