Day trips from the San Francisco Bay Area are all about doing something completely different. That's right, to escape from the ordinary city life of San Francisco and Oakland, you need to get in the car and drive for a couple hours That's what day trips are all about.
California has some of the most interesting places to visit in all of the world. Those who live and work in the Bay Area have a whole lot of choices in terms of easy day trips that you can do in a day or a short two-day vacation.
How about visiting some California missions along the Central California coast? That is a fun idea, especially if you adhere to the belief that some of these missions are haunted and scary. No need to wait until Halloween or October to visit these missions.
First, from San Francisco, head south along Highway 101 and set your maps to San Miguel, California. Set you sights on Mission San Miguel. You can find out how to get there at their website. For information as to the history of this mission, check out this page. Then take a day trip there with your friends to see if it is scary or haunted.
Next, you definitely have to visit La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, California. There are old legends that this Mission has some scary or haunted incidents in its history. Here are the directions. And go to this website for a lengthy and detailed history.
Now there may not be able to prove whether or not any of these old missions or haunted or scary so you may have to take the time to visit one or all of them and see for yourself. Of course you should also seek to learn about these missions and see if you can help in the preservation process.
If these day trips are right for you, around Halloween, October or any other time of year, make sure to plan your visit and check to see travel conditions and open dates and times.
And if you happen to get scared or find a haunted spot at these California historic sites, make sure you tell all your friends about it too.