08/10/2011 04:33 pm ET Updated Oct 10, 2011

San Francisco Day Trips: Five Local Getaways Within Driving Distance

When I think vacation, I think Thailand, Bora Bora and the South of France. Unfortunately, my wallet and professional obligations don't allow for such extravagances. Luckily, we happen to live within driving distance from some of the most picturesque spots on the globe. Next time you need a vaycay, recharge at one of these nearby escapes.

SF Day Trips