When you think of the Bay Area, you naturally think of San Francisco, but the Bay Area is so much more. Within an hour’s drive of San Francisco you can experience scenic beaches, majestic redwood forests, quaint waterfront villages, unique and fashionable shopping districts, beautiful mountaintop vistas, popular amusement parks, vast stretches of city, regional and national parklands, Silicon Valley (birthplace of the high-tech industry) and the booming metropolises of Oakland to the east and San Jose to the south.
If you’d like to get to know the Bay Area better, some possible local tour destinations include…
Marin County Tour – This is one of our favorite Bay Area tours, and includes stops above the Golden Gate Bridge with postcard views of the bridge and San Francisco’s waterfront, visits to Muir Woods (and its towering redwoods), Sausalito (a Mediterranean-style community with wonderful bayside views, shops and restaurants), Tiburon (a charming town resembling an authentic New England seaport village), Mission San Rafael Arcangel (the 2nd-to-last of California’s 21 missions that were built), Mt. Tamalpias (with sweeping views of The Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other), and a drive out to the coast through quaint rural communities and scenic farmlands.
East Bay Tour – The East Bay includes the large bayside cities of Oakland and Berkeley as well as the more rural communities on the other side of the East Bay hills. Sights to see in your East Bay tour include, the University of California at Berkeley campus, Oakland’s famous Lake Merrit, the Jack London Waterfront, Tilden Park, and the Chabot Space Center.
Peninsula Tour – The Peninsula stretches from San Francisco in the north down to Silicon Valley in the south. In between there are numerous sights to see including, the historic El Camino Real (once the trail followed by the Spanish friars in establishing the California Mission system, but now a bustling, major thoroughfare), the beautiful San Mateo coastline including the beach towns of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica), Stanford University as well as numerous museums, parks and public gardens.
Parks Tour – The Bay Area boasts some of the most plentiful and scenic metropolitan parklands in the country. From Muir Woods National Monument to the north, to the beautiful East Bay Regional Park system, to rustic and scenic State Parks on Mt. Tamalpias, Mt. Diablo, and Big Basin, and finally to the vast Golden Gate National Recreation Area (the jewel of the bay’s parks) that stretches out from both sides of the Golden Gate.
Circle-the-Bay Tour – This unique tour takes you north over the Golden Gate Bridge into beautiful and seemingly evergreen Marin County, up over the top of The Bay at the doorstep of the Napa Valley, back down the East Bay shoreline past Berkeley and Oakland (with postcard views of San Francisco), then curving around the bottom of The Bay through San Jose (the fastest growing major city in the US) and back up the bustling Peninsula into San Francisco.
Just tell us what your areas of interests are or specific places you’d like to see and we’ll put together a custom Bay Area Tour just for you.
An Elite Limousine Tour is the ideal way to see the Bay Area. With you’re personal chauffeur and tour guide, you’ll relax in luxurious comfort as you view and experience all the beauty and wonders that make up the Bay Area.