A day trip from Danville, CA to San Francisco is a great way to spend a day or even a weekend! This beautiful city by the bay is packed with amazing things to do, see, explore and taste.
There are several ways to reach San Francisco from Danville, California. An easy way to reach San Francisco is to take the BART - or Bay Area Rapid Transit - public transportation system into the city. While Danville doesn’t have its own BART stop, nearby Walnut Creek, CA does. Walnut Creek is only about eight miles from Danville, so getting to the stop won't take long.
You also can drive into San Francisco but you’ll want to keep in mind that parking can be expensive her. The route to drive into the city is to take the I-680 to CA-24 and then you take the Bay Bridge into the city.
Of course, San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and the Fisherman’s Wharf. It also boasts wonderful restaurants, museums and great shopping. The Castro district is noted for being a gay and lesbian neighborhood, and you’ll find a thriving nightlife scene here. The Haight-Ashbury area is known as the birthplace of the "hippie" movement. Today, it's a great area to explore with shops and parks. Some top museums here include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum and the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Nightlife in San Francisco is second to none. It’s hard to imagine just one day here, but there’s plenty to see and do if you take a day trip here from Danville, CA.