Photo: Cavallo Point Lodge
Spring break is almost here and that means time for some R&R. Instead of traveling this year, consider a staycation in the Bay Area. A staycation does not need to mean you’re going to stay home, rather, you’re going to take advantage of what’s available right in your own backyard. Check out these fantastic places to enjoy family time this spring break without going too far from home.
Hotel del Sol
Photo: Hotel del Sol
This boutique hotel located in the San Francisco’s Marina District along Webster Street is a perfect spot for the entire family. If you have older children with you, consider adjoining rooms at the Hotel del Sol or even a guest suite for more room. The Hotel del Sol also offers kid VIP programs to keep them occupied and entertained. The entire family can always enjoy the sparkling saltwater pool. While you’re staying here visit the nearby Palace of Fine Arts. Whether it’s music, comedy or live theater, there’s always something going on here.
Photo: Hotel Zephyr
If you’re looking for a waterfront boutique hotel in San Francisco, Hotel Zephyr is it. Several unique amenities will have you wondering why you never considered a staycation before now. For starters, take advantage of an outdoor seating and social area complete with a fire pit, soft chairs, shuffleboard and high-top tables. Hotel Zephyr is also pet friendly. You can bring one pet up to 80 pounds to stay with you in your room. Just so you know, bringing along your four-legged friend will cost you an additional $75 for a cleaning fee.
Daily excursions are also an option here. Your best bet is to visit the concierge to book a guided tour. Although you may be familiar with the area, there are probably some hidden gems you didn’t know were available in the Bay Area. You can also check out local arenas to see what teams are in town if you want to catch a game.
Cavallo Point Lodge
Photo: Cavallo Point Lodge
Luxury for the body and soul is everything at Cavallo Point Lodge, located at the Golden Gate Recreation Area in Sausalito. Here you can experience the rich history of Fort Baker in one of the restored historic guestrooms or you can stay in one of the contemporary hotel rooms. Whichever you choose you’ll have access to complimentary activities like daily hikes and walks as well as morning yoga.
Be sure to take the kids on the outdoor activities and then visit the Bay Area Discovery Museum, recognized as one of the best children’s museums in the country. The Cavallo Point Lodge is also dog-friendly. Be sure to mention whether you will have one or two dogs with you during your stay. Also, read through the lodge’s dog policies before making the reservation.
Costanoa Coastal Lodge
Photo: Costanoa Coastal Lodge
Located in Pescadero, the Costanoa Coastal Lodge offers unique options for your staycation. Depending on the experience you want, you can stay in a room at the lodge, in a cabin, or in a tent bungalow. There are also areas for traditional camping and RVs. Costanoa touts itself as an eco-adventure resort. That’s why you’ll find the Cascade Bar & Grill onsite. This restaurant uses local, organic, and handcrafted ingredients in all of its dishes. Costanoa is committed to sustainability. On the adventure side you can take advantage of mountain bikes and horseback riding.
When you’re all done with your adventures, relax at The Spa at Costanoa. A variety of massages are available to help make your staycation as relaxing as possible.
With the numerous places to stay and things to do in the Bay Area, there’s no need to vacate for spring break. “Staycate” instead. You’ll wonder why you waited so long!