Road Trips in the Bay Area

If you’re looking to spend some time away with family or friends, Northern California has plenty of options that won’t put too many miles on your car. Check out our list of weekend getaways that aren’t too far from the Bay Area. But once the driving is all done, don’t forget to stop by Detail Plus for a cleaning. You go enjoy yourself, and we’ll make your wheels look like you never left!

Lake Tahoe

If you like swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, hiking or relaxing on the beach, Tahoe is the place for you. Located on the Nevada and California border, just 3-4 hours from the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. This popular getaway location truly has something fun for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. In the summer, visitors can boat, swim, fish and relax on the beach. In the winter, Tahoe is home to a range of high-quality ski resorts. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend in the outdoors, it’s hard to beat Lake Tahoe!

Yosemite National Park

Located just under 3 hours from the Bay Area, Yosemite National Park features some of the most beautiful nature in the U.S. People travel from all over the world to visit this stunning national park. If you like to hike, backpack, camp and explore beautiful wilderness, Yosemite National Park is a MUST SEE. Watch rock climbers take on the daunting task of climbing El Capitan, a 7,569 foot slap of solid granite. Climb Half Dome, an 8,839 foot granite dome that was cut in half by a glacier. Or, just hike, camp and enjoy the views of this wonderful valley. 


Looking for a weekend away by the sea? Look no further than Monterey! This beautiful, little town near the ocean has great seafood, cool shops and one of the most impressive aquariums in the U.S. The drive to Monterey from the Bay Area takes about 2-3 hours. But the drive includes a stunning, scenic stretch on Highway 1, which hugs the ocean near the world-famous golf course Pebble Beach!

Point Lobos

Located just a couple hours from the Bay Area in Carmel, state park Point Lobos features stunning views of the ocean and its native wildlife. Point Lobos is a great place to visit for a day trip. For a modest entry fee, you can spend the day hiking, relaxing on the beach or looking for wildlife.
The suggestions above are just a few of the fantastic getaway options for Bay Area residents. And remember: When the driving is all done, Detail Plus will make your car look as good as new! So call 408-738-1888 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.