Monarch Butterfly Migration

A city by the sea offering seafood, candy shops, and whale watching. Monterey is about 2 hours south of San Francisco. The aquarium is great and well known in the area.http://www.seemonterey.com

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Muir Woods

Here you’ll find the tallest trees in the U.S. This forest will make you feel very, very small and humble, a wonderful place to visit. The woods can get chilly, so dress in layers. Also, parts of Return of the Jedi were filmed here.http://www.nps.gov/muwo/

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North Beach / Coit Tower

A cute Italian neighborhood with good food. I enjoy walking around, stopping to have coffee here and desert there. The area offers many good restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bars. Here you’ll find Coit Tower, one of San Francisco’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s a long walk from BART, or you can drive there, but parking can…

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Safari West

Take a look at some wildlife and visit wine country in the same trip.http://www.safariwest.com/

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Santa Cruz

A quaint little city with beaches, an old fashioned boardwalk, dining, and art. Mix your own perfumes at the Perfumer’s Apprentice on Pacific Ave (fun and cheap!), and have decadently rich chocolate to drink at Chocolat. Mapperyhttp://www.santacruzca.org

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SF Moma

Modern art museum in the city with four floors full of work.http://www.sfmoma.org

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SF Neighborhoods

A summary of SF neighborhoods, some are BART-able, some need a car. Check out the Haight, the Mission, Chinatown, North Beach, Hayes Valley or the Marina. All cool spots!http://www.sfgate.com/traveler/guide/sf/neighborhoods/

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