This post is brought to you by our advertiser, Lexus.

There’s always so much to discover in San Francisco, amazing restaurants, unusual cultural attractions, and super-fun activities—and we've been showcasing some of our favorites the past few weeks—but there’s wealth of dramatic scenery and outdoor adventures just a short drive away.

For the last few weeks, we’ve been rolling out our Fall Guide to the City, sponsored by Lexus and the Lexus IS line of cars. We have highlighted a tasty place to eat, a fun place to visit, or a favorite cultural attraction, right here in San Fran; as well as suggestions for a weekend trip that’s just an hour (or two or three) out of the city.

There’s never been a better time for a road trip and we have some hidden jewels and local favorites to share with you. Whether it’s camping, hiking, dining outside, or visiting some notable estates, this fall is the perfect time for a weekend getaway—so grab some friends and explore the wonders of California.