The outdoors is something to look forward to when staying in one of the Bay Area home rentals. Whatever your mood for the day is, try going out with family and friends while you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area. Botanical gardens, parks, natural reserves and hiking trails surround any of the San Rafael vacation homes.
San Francisco Botanical Garden
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is open the whole year round and is just a walk away from other Golden Gate Park attractions such as the de Young Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden. You’ll come across their demonstration gardens, the Great Meadow, the waterfowl pond and their moon-viewing garden. If you wish to see certain blooms or plant species, call the garden staff ahead of time to determine the best months to visit.
Winter Bird Watching
When you’re in San Francisco during winter, you can still take advantage of the outdoors and go bird watching. It’s not just your usual bird spotting; San Francisco is home to hundreds of migratory birds, ranging from ducks, shorebird species to marshland birds and egrets.
The Arrowhead Marsh tops the list as most species find their habitat in the area during colder months. The marsh is just a few minutes away from the Oakland Airport, a striking contrast to the aviation structures in the area.
Other bird spotting areas include the Coyote Hills National Park, Crissy Fields Marsh, Lake Merritt and the Hayward Shoreline.
Learn more about the Bay Area outdoors by visiting Vacationhomes.com; go through their listings to book your own San Rafael vacation home. Listings can be sorted by amenities, prices and location details.