Things Not To Miss in San Francisco During Spring Break!

Posted on 03/11/2015
The Embarcadero in San Francisco

1) Golden Gate Bridge. Every visitor to San Francisco has got to see the bridge and use a selfie stick to chronicle the outing. Crossing the bridge via bicycle allows you to stop along the way, lean over the railing (for those with a strong stomach), and smell the ocean breezes.

2) Golden Gate Park. Definitely leave the car behind when visiting our beautiful park. Golden Gate Park has tons of trails and hidden nooks and crannies that you'll never see if you're in a motor vehicle. The best biking route is John F Kennedy Drive, but feel free to detour from the main route to explore as much of the park as possible!

3) The Embarcadero [pictured]. This is one of our most beautiful boulevards in the city! The entire length of Embarcadero is great, and we particularly recommend the portion from the Ferry Building to the Aquatic Park in Fisherman's Wharf. It doesn’t matter which end you start on, this is a great bike ride. The Embarcadero boasts a very deep sidewalk and is the only sidewalk in the city where you can legally ride a bike. From the beautifully revamped Ferry Building (don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays), to the outdoor exhibitions at the Exploratorium, to the smelly (but adorable) Sea Lions at Pier 39 – this route will get you excited to be in such a vibrant, diverse city.

4) Marin County. The birthplace of the mountain bike has some of the most beautiful, bike-friendly routes around. Once you hit the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can head west to ascend the Marin Headlands or ride east, taking a fun ride down Alexander Avenue nto Sausalito. Either way you’ll see plenty of sunshine, beautiful views,and smiling bikers.

5) The Wiggle. More than just a fun word to say, the “wiggle” bike route will take you through some of San Francisco's charming neighborhoods. The Wiggle is a city route that was created by bike riders who wanted to get across town without getting sweaty along the way. Just follow the green arrows to ride a flat route between two hills, and you’ll pedal from downtown to the beach in no time flat. Try to do that in a car. We dare you!

So, there you have it. Five awesome places to see during your spring break that will delight you and make you wish you lived here year-round. (Until you try to find a place to live, that is!)

Spring Break has officially arrived in San Francisco this week. Whether you’re here with your family or a group of college friends, we have created a list of top places to visit while you’re here. There is no better way to get around the area than via bicycle, so we’ll focus our list on attractions and sites that are best seen via two wheels!