Fun and Easy Day Trips from Los Gatos


Los Gatos is a cute family friendly town, conveniently located 52 miles from San Francisco, 126 miles from Sacramento and about 225 miles from Lake Tahoe. Because of itโ€™s location, it provides easy access to tons of fun day trips, when you’re looking to get out of town for a few hours, or a whole day!

Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, spend a day at a spa, go biking, kayaking, whale watching or wine tasting, there is plenty to choose from near Los Gatos!

Yosemite National Park

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Yosemite National Park is a must-see for nature lovers! There are tons of beautiful places right in the park where you can spend the night and unwind surrounded by trees and the songs of birds.


The picturesque Napa Valley is home to world-famous wineries, hotels and restaurants. Napa Valley is the ultimate wine country, with over 500 wineries dotting the picturesque valley. Just 30 miles long and 5 miles wide, Napa Valley claims to have the perfect climate, soil, and topography to harvest legendary Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Lake Tahoe

A getaway in Lake Tahoe means fresh cool mountain air, great views and a selection of hotels that range from luxury to inexpensive. Head to the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on the south shore of Lake Tahoe for a map of the most scenic trails in the area.


Go on a day trip to Sausalito, just a ferry ride across the bay, where you will find spectacular views, unique boutiques and a selection of activities, such as kayaking, sailing and hiking. It is a town on the water, with good food and friendly people!


Monterey is home to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, wineries, and scenic ocean view trails perfect for whale-watching. Whether you are traveling alone, with family, with a loved one, or with a group, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most amazing aquariums in the world that you must check out!

Santa Rosa

Surrounded by lush vineyards and majestic redwoods, Santa Rosa is a lovely small town with a charming historic downtown and plenty of activities for the whole family. Stroll through the quaint Railroad Square Historic District with its beautifully restored architectural gems and sit for a cup of coffee in one of the charming shops.
Wherever you decide to journey to, have fun, and please come back and let me know how it was!

Safe travels ๐Ÿ™‚