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2017 Bay Area Bucket List – Top 10 List

January 28, 2017

2017 bay area bucket list

Minnesota is awful in the winter, so I had to leave. Instead of creating New Year’s resolutions this year, I created a bucket list specifically for the Bay Area to encourage me to go out and explore during our first year of living in the Bay Area. Here is my top 10 list!

  • Half Moon Bay – Great hiking spots and seafood restaurants
  • Yosemite National Park – May and June are great months to visit to see the waterfalls
  • Lake Tahoe – Combines mountain and beach activities in the summer
  • Big Sur Coast – Absolutely stunning; my husband once said the cattle in Big Sur must be the happiest in the world
  • Napa and Sonoma
  • S’mores and bonfires year round on my brother’s rooftop
  • Hop on the swing on Billy Goat Hill – Instagram worthy picture
  • Paddle boarding in Marin
  • Listen to music in Golden Gate Park
  • Outdoor brunch

If you have any suggestions for places to visit within driving distance of San Francisco, please leave a note below!

  • Big Sur is my absolute favorite! You’re going to love it! I stay at Glen Oaks, tell them I sent you! 🙂

  • aida zhan

    This is awesome! I am saving your article for my upcoming trip to the Bay Area in April! Thanks for sharing, girl!

  • Jennifer Kinal

    Love that you are sharing your list! I totally want to do napa and big sur one day! I’ve heard both are amazing!

  • Liz

    I really want to go to Yosemite! It looks stunning!

  • Hi from San Francisco too!! Always love finding other Bay Area baes! I LOVE Half Moon Bay – such a special place!! xx Shannon

  • I’m so glad that I found your post! I’m going to SF this year and was looking for a few good recommendations! Half Moon Bay and Big Sur are pretty high on my list for when we’re there.


  • Jenna Howe

    Thanks for sharing the list! My husband and I will be going to SF and then to Napa and Sonoma, but Big Sur and Half Moon Bay are definitely on our list as well.

    Cheers, J

  • JessicaHxoxo

    Ahhhh, I want to go to Yosemite so bad!! Also I’ve heard beautiful things about Utah! I totally want to road trip there someday!

    xo, jess

  • Heather Zuleger

    I’m a Minnesota girl as well! Wish I lived in the city- one of my all time favorite places! Half Moon Bay is definitely a must as well as Napa and Sonoma. You should also visit Point Reyes- super cute town! While there, visit Cowgirl Creamery and Bovine Bakery- yum!


  • Jodi-Kay Edwards

    I’ve never been to San Fran but I would love to go! These places sound so great!

  • Linda Manns

    This sounds like a great bucket list. I love the places you chose. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless