Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Best Coastal Bike Trails

From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.

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Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito, California
Photo: Courtesy of Bike and Roll San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito, California

On a bicycle built for two, you can easily brave the winds across San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Starting from Fisherman’s Wharf, follow the bike path to the bridge, which overlooks the city, the Marin Headlands, and the bay. The ride’s just under nine miles, and you can return to the wharf via one of Sausalito’s two ferries if you prefer to cozy up with your co-pilot instead; 415/332-0505

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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