People often ask what are some great day trips from San Francisco to neighboring parts of fabulous California? One of my favorites is from San Francisco to Stinson Beach. It’s about 45-60 minutes (depending what day/time you go) and there are various routes you can take each offering different beautiful scenery and stops along the way. Read more about getting to and from San Francisco to Stinson Beach on the Stinson Beach Other Must Do’s Post. If you’re going to make the trip, be sure to plan to spend some time exploring Stinson Beach. It has a quaint charming town with a few restaurants to grab lunch or a bite at as well as a few very charming stores to shop at. Stinson Beach, California.
The small road that encompasses the charming town of Stinson Beach
Sand Dollar Restaurant – During my most recent trip to Stinson Beach my Dad, Linda (his girlfriend) and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch and some great live tunes on the patio at San Dollar Restaurant. The live music is offered on most Saturdays and Sundays, for the full music schedule, check here. If you enjoy live music, want a casual restaurant with good service and tasty casual beach side cafe food, this is the spot for you! 3458 Shoreline Hwy Stinson Beach, CA. 94970
The Breakers Cafe – This is where I enjoyed lunch during my first visit to Stinson Beach. It was great. Had a cute atmosphere, both inside and outdoor seating and casual tasty food. 3465 Hwy 1. Stinson Beach, CA. 94970
The Breakers patio seating
ParkSide Cafe – This was a cute Cafe on both the Beach side of Stinson Beach (just behind the Stinson Beach Parking lot) and off the main drag, Shoreline Highway. Although I haven’t had a chance to eat here it’s rated #1 on Yelp and was crowded the few times we passed by it. I’ll definitely be sure to visit next time I’m visiting Stinson Beach. 43 Arenal Avenue. Stinson Beach, California.