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Family-Friendly Day Trips from San Francisco

(Last Updated On: October 16, 2016)

Every few weeks when I take a step back, I really marvel that we’re so priviledged to live in this beautiful part of the country.  There is such a rich diversity of things to explore in San Francisco Bay Area.  By just jumping into the car for a few hours, you can be transported to a unique experience that offers a feast for the senses and an opportunity for hands on learning.  Fortunately, working on Trekaroo gives us an added excuse to do lots of day trips as a family.  We’ve created a list of 5 fun off the beaten path day trips that offer fantastic experiences, lots of family fun, and opportunities for bonding as a family.

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Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail/American River Parkway

American River by

Sacramento, CA
Distance from San Francisco: 1 hr 45 min

On hot days between April and October, kids will enjoy rafting down the gentle Lower American River.  For a self-guided rafting trip, you can easily rent a raft from the River Rat and Raft & Bike. Prices typically start at $45/raft . You’ll usually start west of Folsom and Natoma Lake…..




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