Road Trip Ideas for Summertime in San Carlos

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation. We can’t wait to embark on our summer adventures, especially if that means a road trip with your family. We are fortunate to live in such a lovely area, as we are surrounded by many beautiful places all within a day’s drive. Here are the top 7 road trip ideas for summertime in San Carlos:

  1. Nicasio, one of the tiniest towns in Marin County, is complete with some of the most delectable cheese and wine tasting in the region.

  2. Point Reyes, including Point Reyes National Seashoreand make sure to hike and picnic along Abbotts Lagoon.

  3. North Bay Movie Tour in Petaluma is an excellent way to spend the day. George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars,” filmed the classic, “American Gangster” here.

  4. Next stop is Pescadero at the Harley Farms Goat Dairy, which includes both tours for families and adults only. Stop by the famous  Duarte’s Tavern for some delicious artichoke soup before you go home.

  5. Craving an outdoor adventure unlike any other? How about a stop at Safari Westin Santa Rosa for a day-trip that includes viewing over 800 exotic animals.

  6. For a picturesque, sleepy little beach town, turn to Capitola for some fun in the sun.

  7. Finally, head on over to the historic site of Mission San Juan Bautista for a trip down memory lane to the time before cars.


Before you begin your summer journey, we recommend going through these road-trip checklists. We believe it always better to be safe than sorry, and you can never be too prepared. Here are 5 things you must check before a road trip and ultimate road trip checklist.

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