1. Explore San Francisco.
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    There is a ton to do in the city: the Embarcadero, Golden Gate Park, California Academy of Arts and Sciences, Castro Theatre, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Presidio, and more.
  2. Go to a game.
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    Northern California has plenty of sports teams: Warriors, Kings, Giants, A's, Raiders, Niners, and Sharks.
  3. Drink wine.
    Napa and Sonoma are world renowned wine areas.
  4. Drink beer.
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    There is plenty of delicious beer, too. Pretty much anywhere you go you can find a craft brewery.
  5. Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Visit the fishies.
  6. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    The Giant Dipper is way cooler than it sounds.
  7. Hitch a ride on a hot air balloon.
    Both Napa and Woodland offer hot air balloon rides fairly regularly.
  8. Hike along the coast.
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    The Marin Headlands and Point Reyes have awe inspiring hikes. A little farther south you can find beautiful Big Sur.
  9. Visit the redwoods.
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    Muir Woods, Avenue of the Giants, Redwood National and State Parks.
  10. Explore the mountains.
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    Get away from the coast and visit Yosemite or other mountains in the Sierra Nevadas.