Fall is when San Francisco really shines—in that, the fog dissipates enough for you to actually feel the shining sun on your skin. Even as our days get shorter and the nights become a touch brisker, there’s plenty to do between eating at our amazing restaurants, imbibing at our fabulous bars, exploring our wealth of cultural capital, or even just finding a peaceful corner to appreciate everything that makes this city so great.

But variety is the spice of life, and sometimes we crave a change of scenery. Thankfully, when those moments strike, we’ve got plenty of charming mountain towns, captivating national parks, and coastal oases that are perfect for a day or weekend trip. Whether you want to sip wine, guzzle beer, hike along an oceanside bluff, relax in a spa, kayak with sea otters, or something else, you’re sure to find it on this list.

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