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San Francisco, California - Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in the San Francisco area are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • At least two days for a quick trip, but many days or even weeks could be spent exploring the length of this byway.

Stretching from sunny "So Cal" to the shady forests of the north, this coastal highway winds along one of the prettiest stretches of shore to be found anywhere in the U.S. Though the road is more than 600 miles long and in summer, sometimes congested, it doesn't take a world traveler to see why this...

  • Paved
  • Driving time varies
  • 9 miles (14 km)

Route 24—Alameda County Scenic Byway gets its name from its surroundings, "alameda" meaning "the place where trees grow." Amongst an intensely urban area of California, this drive offers a rare escape into the trees and surrounding hills.Route 24—Alameda County Scenic Byway travels entirely on HWY 2...

  • Paved
  • 25 minutes
  • 22 miles (35 km)

Route 280—Father Junipero Serra Freeway travels a valley created by the San Andreas Fault. The entire drive is a sort of moving picture, with forest and wooded hillsides passing in the foreground with mountains and lakes for backdrop.Route 280—Father Junipero Serra Freeway begins at the Santa Clara ...

  • 40 minutes
  • 23 miles (37 km)

This little known narrow State Scenic Highway cuts through the backcountry of `Silicon Valley` and provides views of San Francisco Bay.

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