Day Trips from River Islands
One of the great things about our community is the multitude of activities available to our residents, but sometimes a little day trip is in order. Luckily for you, River Islands is centrally located to some of the most popular destinations in Northern California, so if you need a little day trip from your daily routine at River Islands, here are our top spots to visit!
Yosemite National Park
One of the oldest and largest national parks, Yosemite is home to breathtaking, ancient sequoia trees, mountains, waterfalls, and so much more! Take a hike through the forest and experience the iconic natural beauty of Northern California. Visits are limited by day, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance by checking out the National Parks Service website.
Vibrant and colorful, San Francisco is a city like no other! Alcatraz just re-opened, you can wander for miles within Golden Gate Park, and outdoor seating for restaurants abounds! During this time of social distancing, there are less tourists from abroad, giving we “locals” a whole different perspective on this amazing City. Check out this website for trip ideas and itineraries!
Known primarily as the home of UC Berkeley, the centerpiece of the university system, this city is a great place to walk and wander. Explore the extensive (and beautifully landscaped) grounds of the venerable college, try outdoor dining at one of the area’s foodie havens, or just enjoy the day at Tilden Park – a 2,079-acre playground of trails and vistas!
Wine lovers rejoice! Located just 30 minutes from River Islands is Lodi, a quaint town that is home to some of Northern California’s most iconic small wineries. Spend the day enjoying the beautiful weather while introducing your palette to a variety of spirits, and make sure to bring back a couple of bottles to sip at home while watching the sunset at River Islands.
Whether you choose to stay close to home and explore our parks and trails or go on a day trip, your days will never be dull. Learn more about life, River Islands style, here!