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2,217 Miles* of Amazing

* Total distance you’ll travel if you complete all seven of these road-tested trips. Pace yourself: You’ve got all summer.

 

 A constellation of swimmers in the Yuba River. 

Start in San Francisco and end at a secluded beach enclave...or a leafy mountain hideaway, or a cider-tasting room, or a desert art Shangri-La. In California, your road-tripping options are virtually limitless, even if your time is not.

S.F. to Santa Cruz: Highway 1 via two wheels
Three days (suggested time), 123 miles (one way), $$

S.F. to Borrego Springs: Desert funk
Five days, 769 miles, $$

S.F. to Truckee: Summer camp flashbacks
Two days, 200 miles, $$$

S.F. to Venice Beach: Paradise hopping
Four days, 448 miles, $$$$

S.F. to Humboldt: Oysters, hot tubs, martinis
Three days, 330 miles, $$

S.F. to Mendocino: Wine country underground
Three days, 165 miles (bring a designated driver), $$$

S.F. to Bear Valley: Sierra camping without the masses
Three days, 182 miles, $

Originally published in the May 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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