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offMetro SF is an online travel guide to getaways from San Francisco—car optional. We know how best to get you off the beaten path, be it by train, bus, bike, boat, or car share.


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Seal San Francisco
Car-Free Tip: They Save Marine Mammals Down by the Seashore

Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center is likely to trigger both outrage and inspiration. In that order. Since 1975, the nonprofit veterinary research hospital has been working to undo human carelessness, one marine mammal at a time.

Posted on Sep 25 at 06:01 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Moraga Steps
Car-Free Tip: A Vertical Oasis in the Inner Sunset

Sure, there’s this little place called Haight Street, but the Alameda Point Antiques Faire takes trawling for treasure to a whole new level. Plus, you don't need a car to get there.

Posted on Sep 24 at 04:53 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Alameda
Car-Free Tip: Vintage Shopping with a View

Sure, there’s this little place called Haight Street, but the Alameda Point Antiques Faire takes trawling for treasure to a whole new level. Plus, you don't need a car to get there.

Posted on Sep 19 at 05:30 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Albany Bulb
Car-Free Tip: Nature, Art, and Views… In a Former Dump

Jutting out from the Jutting out into the Bay from Albany’s eastern shore, “The Bulb,” as it is known, is now a lovely spot to watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge, but it still maintains that eclectic spirit.

Posted on Sep 12 at 05:37 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

10 Best Concerts in the Bay Area
10 Best Places to See a Concert in the Bay Area

Yes, San Francisco is famed for its music scene, but there are many great spots—from intimate jazz joints to massive amphitheaters—beyond the city’s hipster hangouts, underground dives, and famed concert halls. From Berkeley to Oakland to Napa and beyond,

Posted on Sep 05 at 01:55 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Crown Memorial State Beach
Sunset Strip: Crown Memorial State Beach

Located a quick ferry of train ride from San Francisco, the oft-overlooked island of Alameda is home to a wide variety of unique attractions, including the quiet, lovely Crown Memorial State Beach.

Posted on Aug 30 at 12:41 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Angel Island
Things to do on Angel Island

Historical tours, hiking, biking, and a cute café by the water… Angel island’s got it all, and it’s easy to do most of it in a single day.

Posted on Aug 30 at 12:07 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

17 Mile Ride
Cycling the 17-Mile Drive

Monterey’s 17-mile drive is one of the most famous and scenic roads in the world. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on Aug 29 at 04:11 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Dog Golden Gate
Pet-Friendly Getaways From San Francisco

Pet-friendly travel travel does not have to be full of cat hair, squeaky toys, or the cast of Best in Show. These retreats will have you wondering why you didn’t let your four-legged friend run your life sooner.

Posted on Aug 28 at 11:34 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Mountain View Shoreline
Day Trip: Shoreline Park, Mountain View

An afternoon at Shoreline looks like something straight out of a Georges Seurat painting, but this idyllic scene is really just a stop off the Caltrain in Mountain View.

Posted on Aug 12 at 03:15 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

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