Fun Activities Along the California Coast

by | Aug 7, 2019 | Things to Do

Things to Do Along the California Coast  

Anyone who chooses to live in California can tell you firsthand that the collective goal of everyone who lives here is to work hard and play hard. With mountains and coastline so close together, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the summer sunshine all across the California coast. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with friends or family this summer, here are a few of our favorites.  

View the Golden Gate Bridge 

The world-famous Golden Gate Bridge is always worth a visit. Did you know you could walk across it? On Thursdays and Sundays, you can get a free walking tour led by San Francisco city guides. The bridge also touches the Golden Gate National Recreation Areas on either side. These sites offer trails and great lookout points that you can visit.  

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway 

The entire Pacific Coast Highway stretches all the way from the Oregon border to San Diego. You don’t have to make the entire drive to experience the scenic views from your car. Starting right in San Francisco, you can drive either direction to enjoy the highway. Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and Monterey are great stops along the way.  

Spend a Day at the Beach 

California may be synonymous with beaches. And while a lot of people associate the best beaches in the state with southern California, the Bay Area has plenty of water activities for you to enjoy. We can’t even begin to cover all the amazing beaches you can check out, so take a look at this list. But, highlights for us include Pacifica State Beach and Pescadero State Beach.   

Visit the Houseboats in Sausalito  

For something a little off the beaten path, why not check out the houseboat community in Sausalito? Anyone can do a walking tour of the community, but it’s helpful to plan your trip. Since these are private homes, please be respectful of the residents. Here’s a great planning guide to help you.  

Experience Fisherman’s Wharf 

We had to save the best for last. We couldn’t have a roundup of summer fun places to visit in the Bay Area and not include the Wharf. This iconic place has been in movies, on TV, and in the hearts of visitors for over a century. There is so much to do at the Wharf that you can’t possibly get bored. And Teona at our office can’t get enough of the Ghirardelli storefront!  

What are your favorite things to do in California? If you’re looking to buy your California home, contact Zachery Adam and the team at GoPrime 


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