Bay Area Bucket List

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Since moving to the bay area in March 2014 we have been determined to see and do as much as possible. I have spent endless hours searching through lists of things to do in the area and decided to come up with my own list. Items in bold have been completed and the rest we are hoping to complete soon!

Check back soon as I will keep adding things that I think are a must do to the list. Also, let me know what I am missing so I can add it to the list!

Bike or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Treasure Island
Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito
Santa Cruz
Seymour Discovery Center in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Twin Peaks for the best view
Giants Game
Ride in a cable car
SF Zoo
Walk up the Morago stairs 
Sutro Baths
Land's End 
Angel Island
Ferry Building 
Movie & music on the square in Redwood City
SF Moma
Tour Stanford campus
Golden Gate Park & see the bison
Coit Tower 
Lombard Street
Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf
Sailing in the bay
Hike Bernal Hill
Japanese Tea Gardens 
DeYoung Museum
Witness a rooftop view 
Drive down Highway 1 to LA
San Francisco public library
Winchester Mystery House
Big Basin to see the giant redwoods
Take the ferry
Bring a picnic lunch to Dolores Park
Conservatory of flowers in Golden Gate Park
Napa Valley
Half Moon Bay
Whale watching
Union Square
Yosemite National Park
Painted Ladies
49 Mile Drive
Stay in town late to see the bay bridge light display 
Hot air balloon ride in Napa
Seward street slides
Ferry Building Farmer's Market 
Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival
Haight/Ashbury to see where the hippie movement was 
Berry picking on the coast
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Año Nuevo State Park to see elephant seals 
Muir Woods 
GoCar Tour
Palace of Fine Arts 
Tour a tech company campus
Gilroy Garlic festival


  1. Your list sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to go back to California someday!!

    ♥ Duckie.

  2. I am totally out of the loop. Congrats on moving to the bay area! I'm seriously jealous! The best year of my life was spent very near to that area. See and do as much as possible! It's totally worth every dime you will spend to make the memories!

  3. You've done so much already!!!! :) This all sounds fun!!! :)

  4. Yay!! The Winchester Mystery House is fantastically weird and the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my most favorite places in the world. Seriously. I would also suggest Nine Mile Drive in Monterey and the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate State Park. And if you like sewing or fabric at all, you should go downtown and visit Britex Fabrics. It's amazing.

  5. We've done a lot. I had lived in the bay area almost all my life and I've done 4 on that last. It's sad I know!!

  6. I love this! So fun.. you guys have already done so much!
    The Farmer's Markets are so awesome.. I bought some really cute stuff when I was there!

    The Japanese Tea Gardens was pretty cool too. Spencer LOVED it!

  7. Hi Kelsey,

    Welcome to the SF Bay Area! Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Cheers to many great adventures to come!

  8. I'm moving to the Bay area later this year! Can't wait to check some of these things out myself!

  9. Looks like I'm coming to visit you soon to do this stuff with you ;)

  10. I love this list of things to do in your town! Makes me want to do one for my town!

  11. Good list! You would probably also like the Academy of Sciences (right by the Golden Gate Park) and the Hearst Castle--it's near Monteray. You can drive the 1 to Monteray and it's beautiful--and on the way you can stop at Carmel and other fun beach towns.

  12. This is an awesome list!! We did a bunch of these last time, and I will definitely have to check back here before we plan our July trip!


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