Things to see and do

Activity Location Distance from RYC Time from RYC Cost (Adult/Child) Duration Comments                                    Website
Golden State Model Railroad Museum 900-A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond 0.7 miles, 1.1 km 3 mins $5/$3   One of the oldest model railroad museums in the United States. Organized in 1933. Golden State Model Railroad Museum
Red Oak Victory 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond 3.1 miles, 6 km 10 mins $20/$15/$10   SS Red Oak Victory is the last surviving vessel of 747 ships of all types built at the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. Red Oak Victory
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historial Park 1414 Harbour Way South 3.7 miles, 6 km 11 mins Free   Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. Rosie the Riveter
Alcatraz Island National Park Pier 33, SF, Embarcadero 20 miles, 32 km 30-60 mins $43.50/$29.75 2.5 hrs Visit the legendary island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries. Alcatraz Island
Angel Island 21 Main St, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 18 miles, 27 km 30 mins $15/$13 Day trip This hidden gem is a wonderful destination for fun, adventure, and American history. Experience expansive breathtaking 360 degree views of the bay area–San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Richmond Bridge, Tiburon, San Francisco, and the bay. Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands Hike Marin Headlands 22 miles, 35 km 30-40 mins Free   The Marin Headlands houses an amazing richness of history and biological diversity due to the variety of habitats and unique geology of the area. Marin Headlands
Wine Tasting Napa/Sonoma 55 miles, 88 km 70-90 mins     Dozens of wineries to choose from. Wine tours (organized trains or buses) are available through various companies. Napa Valley Wineries
The Lawrence Hall of Science Berkeley 12 miles, 19 km 24-35 mins $12/$10   Located in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus with a spectacular 180 degree view of the San Francisco Bay.
Home of Pheena the Fin Whale, built by Chris Benedict.
The Lawrence Hall of Science
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 85 miles, 136 km 90-130 mins     Whale watching, Surfing, SC Beach Boardwalk. Travel Highway 1 for an amazing view. Santa Cruz
Golden Gate Bridge San Fransisco 19 miles, 30 km 24-35 mins Free     Golden Gate Bridge
Jack London Square Oakland 15.5 miles, 25 km 24-35 mins     Steeped in maritime lore, Jack London Square is one of Oakland’s most identifiable landmarks. Jack London Square
The Tech museum of Innovation San Jose 57 miles, 92 km 65-100 mins $24/$19   The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. The Tech Museum
Oakland Museum of California Oakland 16 miles, 25 km 24-35 mins $16/$7   California art, history, and natural sciences. Oakland Museum
UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens Berkeley 12 miles, 19 km 24-35 mins $12/$7   Botanical Gardens Botanical Gardens
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, Golden Gate Park 25 miles, 40 km 35-55 mins $35/$25   Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. California Academy of Sciences
Sausalito Sausalito 17 miles, 27 km 24-35 mins       Sausalito
Mission District San Fransicso, Mission 20 miles, 32 km 30-55 mins     Food, Art Mission District
Lands End/Ocean Beach San Fransicso, Ocean Beach 25 miles, 40 km 35-50 mins Free   At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is wild and windy trail with stunning views at every turn. Lands End
Exploratorium San Francisco, Pier 15, Embarcadero 20 miles, 32 km 30-55 mins $30/$25   The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity. Exploratorium
Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco, Presidio 23 miles, 37 km 30-40 mins Free   The man. His story. His work. His innovations. Walt Disney Family Museum
DeYoung Museum San Francisco, Golden Gate Park 25 miles, 40 km 35-55 mins $15/$0   We are an art museum, a vital public space where objects illuminate the past, speak of the present, and shape the future. Doers, creators, thinkers, citizens of the world—those who eagerly face the unfamiliar—you are welcome here. DeYoung Museum
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park San Fransico 24 miles, 40 km 35-55 mins $10   Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. The Park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District. Maritime National Historical Park
Fort Mason San Fransisco 23 miles, 40 km 30-45 mins       Fort Mason