Looking for an outdoor escape with plenty of room to roam and no shortage of spectacular scenery? You’re in luck. From San Francisco, you’re within driving distance of 12 national parks, monuments and museums. Check out our list, from closest to farthest from downtown SF, and get ready to hit the road.
Editor’s Note: Wildfires have threatened (and continue to threaten) many of California’s national parks. Always check the latest updates from the National Park Service about affected areas and closures before you plan your trip.