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Exploring Bay Area Summer Activities

Tips and ideas for exploring Bay Area Summer Activities. From hiking, beach days, picnics to restaurants, there’s plenty of things to do and explore this summer.

This post is sponsored by Sapporo USA, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Sapporo products sold in the U.S. are brewed in the U.S. and Canada. Message is for audience 21+.

Food, beer and the outdoors, these are a few of my favorite things. Living the the Bay Area, California offers plenty of opportunities to explore these option. Whether it’s trying a new restaurant, having a picnic at a park, hiking in the redwoods or relaxing on the beach, exploring summer Bay Area activities should be on the top of your travel plans.

Exploring Bay Area Summer Activities - www.platingpixels.comIt’s not just San Francisco that should be on your list, although that’s one of the most known and traveled to cities in California. The entire Bay Area from the Peninsula and south has so many treasures to fine. While this post is in no way comprehensive, I’ll highlight some of my favorite Bay Area summer activities.

If you visit or live in the area, then hiking is an fun, free way to explore. Los Gatos, Woodside, Half Moon Bay and the general Peninsula area offers hundreds of gorgeous hikes. Some of my favorite are Phleger Estate, Sanborn Park and Castle Rock State Park.

Exploring Bay Area Summer Activities - www.platingpixels.comAnother free option is a simple picnic at the park. In San Francisco, Dolores and Golden Gate Park provide plenty of room, with plenty of chances to experience the local culture. While you hang out, socialize with your friends or just read a book, a cold beer is often synonymous with picnics. For refreshments, be sure to pack Sapporo. It’s a premium beer available almost anywhere at an affordable cost.

Exploring Bay Area Summer Activities - www.platingpixels.comIf relaxing is more your thing, there’s plenty of beaches. While the water is too cold to swim for most people, the beaches are still worth a visit. Beautiful scenery, fresh ocean air and often perfect weather is enough to make a beach day worth it. Further south of the Bay Area you can visit beaches in Santa Cruz and Capitola Village. In the peninsula, almost any beach in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica is worth visiting.

While not outdoors, restaurants are a must anytime you travel, and a great way to experience a new city. I’ll avoid recommending any specifics, as there’s too many good options in the Bay Area. Just be sure to check out reviews beforehand, anything with a 4-star rating is worth a try. Sapporo is beer I order everytime I get sushi. It pairs perfectly and is almost always on the menu.

Exploring Bay Area Summer Activities - www.platingpixels.comRight now, Sapporo is hosting a contest and there’s even more reason to explore a new city. Snap a photo of your city and submit it here for a chance to win a trip to Sapporo, Japan!

This post just barely scratches the surface and what the Bay Area has to offer. This summer, go out and explore your own city, you’ll never know when you’ll find your next favorite spot.

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