I'm Chelsey. Wife. Mama to two. Interior Designer. Passionate about all the details that make life beautiful. Hope you have a nice stay!

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Guest Post: Guide to the Bay Area

Guest Post: Guide to the Bay Area

I am so excited today because I have our very first guest post for West Coast Capri from the darling Emi at Well Traveled Wife.  I have followed her blog from the beginning and I can tell you all that she is honestly as amazing in person as every one of her posts.  She has lots of great travel tips, date night ideas, and guides for every place she has traveled . . . and this girl has seen the world.  You can follow her blog via bloglovin, or stay up to date with her twitter and instagram.

Hi, I'm Emi from  I love Chelsey and her gorgeous blog and am flattered to be guest posting today!  Since Chelsey has such great taste and shares so many fun things to do in Southern California, I thought I'd share our favorite things to do up in Northern California where we live!  We LOVE the bay area.  There are so many different things to do, you could never be bored!  First we have our favorites for San Francisco, and then for the entire bay.  We're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with so much to do.  We've done a lot in the time we've lived here, but there is still so much to do and see.  We can't wait to check more items off this list!  

So here's our bay area bucket list . . . all the best things to do in this pretty area we live in!



half moon bay pumpkin festival

muir woods



17 mile drive

california state capitol in sacramento

napa / sonoma

dipsea trail

do the famous tech museum 

try the famous bay area olallieberry pie

santa cruz


visit the silicon valley tech companies

gold rush towns

foster city canals

downtown sunnyvale and mountain view


winchester mystery house

alameda island

stay over at the pigeon point lighthouse

pick apples at gizdich ranch

los gatos creek trail


hike in the marin headlands



drive down the pacific coast highway

take caltrain

standford game

see the elephant seals in ano nuevo state park

treasure island

jack london square

stay a night at stinson beach

hike lands end out to the sutra baths

angel island state park

stay at the claremont hotel in berkeley

tour it's-it ice cream sandwich factory

lake merritt

quicksilver hiking trail

see a concert at shoreline amphitheater

sequoia national park

hike mount tamalpais

hike in the standford "dish"

alameda island sand castle contest

visit el capitan in yosemite

russian river

downtown redwood city


emeryville horse races

stay a weekend in mill valley

go to the gilroy garlic festival

cal game

eating tour through berkeley's "gourmet ghetto"

farallon islands

point reyes

hot air balloon ride in napa

safari west in santa rosa

sharks hockey game

lake anza and lake temescal [east bay]

treasure island flea market


go zip lining in the santa cruz mountains

hike mt. diablo

eat at nepenthe in big sur

see a movie and have dinner doing it at rialto

hike half dome in yosemite

lake tahoe in the winter and summer

petaluma [see cowgirl creamery]

big basin state park


row boats on stow lake in golden gate park

bike across the golden gate bridge to sausalito

take the ferry together from sausalito to san francisco

find the full house house

fleet week

nike half marathon

giants half marathon

sail in the bay

kiss on the top of twin peaks summit

get foccacia at liguria bakery in little italy

run along the embarcadero

see the boudin sourdough factory and museum

try the famous 18 swedish pancakes at sear's restaurant in union square

get bob's donuts in the middle of the night

visit the SF yacht club

dinner at the top of union square

golden gate bakery egg tarts in chinatown

cable car museum

learn about the coit tower murals

tacos in the mission

see coit tower and city hall lit up orange in october

run the lyon street steps

california academy of sciences

try every sample at the ferry building

twirl and dip ice cream truck

slide down the seward street slides

go to the san francisco ballet

run and play tennis in golden gate park

try pie shakes

have french toast at mama's

clam chowder on the wharf

visit baker beach

fortune cookie factory in chinatown

spend a sunny day at dolores park with bi-rite ice cream in hand

giants game

bike to tiburon together

sourdough class at la victoria's

visit ocean beach and the cliff house

alcatraz at night

"off the grid" food truck market

walt disney museum

visit SF MOMA

picnic at the palace of fine arts

de young museum

go to a show at the cow palace


see the buffalo in golden gate park

do the barbary coast trail walking tour

see beach blanket babylon

go horseback riding on ocean beach

love locks on the golden gate bridge

yoga on the labyrinth at grace cathedral

go to a 49ers game

yerba buena gardens festival

go to movie night at the top of the mark

ghirardelli chocolate festival

A's game

golden state warriors game

stern grove festival

fly kites on chrissy field

Bright Lips

Blue Cheese Turkey Burger