Rebecca’s Bay Area Guide: Spring It!

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OK as Bay Area residents, we can’t really complain about our winter. There’s no sub-zero temperatures, snow shoveling and really- no excuse to stay indoors. We have it easy. But we all know there’s something about Spring and the feeling of it approaching that makes us plan and want to celebrate even if Winter wasn’t bad at all. Locals and tourists alike, there’s a multitude of things to do in the Bay Area for Spring.

 

Through the Railroads

Have never been on a old-timey railroad train ride? You’ve got tons of options in the Bay.

 

The Skunk Train which chugs through dense redwood forest in Mendocino to Roaring Camp Railroad offers two routes: the Redwood Forest Steam Train and the Santa Cruz Beach Train.

 

The Napa Valley Wine Train. because well, wine. Oh and train, too.

 

Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor is a popular choice for visiting Sacramento.

 

Find the Whales

Whales migrate north along the California coast. Some of the best viewing is on board a special whale watching excursion and we have great options. To the south Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz are a hub for whale watching and to the north visitors flock to Pt. Reyes and Sonoma.

 

Oceanic Society
S.F. Bay Whale Watching
San Francisco Whale Tours

 

Wine, Dine, Spa: Napa and Calistoga

 

This one does need an intro nor an explanation. Come on, it’s Napa! Here are some suggestions, though:

 

Wine: Everywhere

Dine: French Laundry, Bouchon

Spa: Calistoga Hot Springs

 

Go On, Chase That Waterfall.

 

Hiking is already way too much fun for the outdoorsy kind. But hiking with a mission? That’s jackpot. There are several waterfalls found through hiking trails in and around San Francisco. With the help of some planning aka Google, you can make this your mission!

 

Alamere Falls

Cascade Falls

Cataract Falls

Dawn Falls

Elliot Creek Falls

Mount Diablo Falls

 

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