Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around San Francisco, CA

Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around San Francisco, CA

San Francisco. This city needs no introduction, across storied and unique neighborhoods, charming corners, cool weather and the center of the Bay Area, it comes as no surprise that there is always something happening here. Whether you’ve made San Francisco your summer travel destination, visiting friends and family, or a local who’s curious to see what’s around home, read on for some of our favorite spots to cool off and get ready to explore.

Baker Beach

A solid destination for photos, picnics, watching the sunsets, one of San Francisco’s favorite meeting spots is a great choice for casual meet-ups and cooling off with the ocean breeze, whether it’s a photoshoot, picnic, or short stop to the beach.

https://www.parksconservancy.org/parks/baker-beach

Pacifica

Just a bit farther south of the city is the sleepy and charming town of Pacifica, boasting soaring views, lush cliffs and overlooks, and a charming collection of restaurants and shops. Pacifica is a great option for a day’s vacation from your vacation, or for a simple few hours of exploration.

Surfing Schools

For the more daring visitor to San Francisco, there are a number of welcoming and truly talented surf schools where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can cool off on the waves around the Bay Area. In San Francisco alone, there are multiple locations facing the Atlantic and Bay Area for lessons of all skill levels and plans, whether it’s for a one-time lesson or over a multiple day clinic. This makes for an impressive photo opportunity and a highly memorable way to cool off this summer with the wind and water of the surf.  

https://www.hokali.co/surf-lessons/san-francisco

Cruise, Sailing

Alternatively, for those visitors that just want to unwind and prefer a less intense activity, the winds and views over the waters of a sightseeing tour is a great option. Whether as a dinner cruise, just for sightseeing or a casual sail, San Francisco and the Bay Area offer a number of experiences and routes for travelers of every interest and location. This is a great way to cool off, see many of the highlights of the San Francisco Bay Area up close, and take plenty of photos for albums and postcards.

https://www.cityexperiences.com/san-francisco/city-cruises/

South Bay Shores

A little farther out in beautiful Santa Clara is the South Bay Shores portion of California’s Great America park, one of the Bay Area’s premier attractions for slides, rafts and cooling off. Featuring a massive wave pool, raft rides for four, a giant half pipe, a relaxing lazy river, and a number of slides for solo, pairs and competitive racing, there’s something for everyone here at South Bay Shores. This is a solid day’s trip for the whole party, and combined with the many other attractions in California’s Great America and Santa Clara, is an easy addition to any travel itineraries.

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/south-bay-shores

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