Rather than drive many miles, often through the dull Central Valley, we decided to stay around the Bay. Why loose a day on the highway of boredom, when you have some of the most beautiful places in your backyard.
We stitched together a four day trip within a two hour radius from our home.
- Day 1: Tilden regional park, and a visit to Berkeley.
- Day 2: Walnut Creek and Mount Diablo State Park. Celebrate New Year's eve in Sausalito.
- Day 3: Angel Island State Park, Tiburon and dinner in San Francisco
- Day 4: Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz
With the luck of some great sunny and sometimes cold and windy weather, we hiked miles and miles up mountains, down valleys and around the island. We rewarded ourselves to some great culinary creations in the evenings. All and all a great "staycation".