The scenic drive goes through the most beautiful areas of San Francisco. I’ve never done it, so I can’t say how long it would take. Here’s a link to more details on Wikipedia.http://mappery.com/map-name/San-Francisco-Neighborhood-Map

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Take a tour boat from Fisherman’s Wharf and check out the sea lions of Pier 39 on the way over. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance though, they sell out pretty quickly. Some tours offer audio, I recommend add that on.http://www.alcatraztickets.com/tours/tourType.cfm?ttid2=83

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Six Flags Marine World. Other amusement parks and such. There are a few parks with coasters, but nothing compares to Cedar Point.http://www.sfbayfun.com/index.html

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Hang out, check out the scenery. The drive from Stinson Beach out to the Point Reyes Lighthouse (out by Drakes Beach) is beautiful. The beaches in Northern California are usually pretty cold though, so don’t expect to swim!http://www.stinsonbeachonline.com

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Stage show – a musical with some crazy large hats. Best to buy tickets in advance, the seats fill up quickly. The show is quite funny and the jokes reflect current affairs with politics and actors. It’s a bit of a walk from BART or an easy cab ride.http://www.beachblanketbabylon.com/

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A small beach town with seafood, beaches, great scenery. About 1-2 hours south of the bay area.http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/

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Touristy and a little cheesy, but hey, some people call it fun. I also found out by watching the movie Reign Over Me, that they are the only moving national monument.http://cablecarmuseum.org/

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Shakespeare in the summer time. I’ve heard the plays are quite good.http://www.calshakes.org/

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A swanky, well-off beach city with seafood, great scenery, art. Very cute and quaint little city. About 1-2 hours south of the bay area.http://www.carmelcalifornia.org/

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Awesome telescope viewing. The museum is in Berkeley up on a hill. The drive is nice and view when you get up there is phenomenal. The web site is always updated with viewing times and weather.http://chabotspace.org/

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