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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An art museum in Golden Gate Park. Aside from the art they have pretty good lectures from time to time.http://thinker.org/deyoung/

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Fort Mason is at the end of the piers in the northern most part of San Francisco. There you will find many activities for all ages and of all interests. Mapperyhttp://www.fortmason.org/

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

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Have a picnic in the garden, see some art, or go ice skating. Also great for children. http://www.yerbabuenagardens.com/

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