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📍 Summer Staycation Spots

Kat Sellis, MBA

Kat is a hard working agent with Keller Williams, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Francisco, and Sil...

Kat is a hard working agent with Keller Williams, in beautiful East Bay of Northern California surrounded by Napa Wine Country, San Francisco, and Sil...

Jul 22 5 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Walnut Creek. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. Napa Valley

As of July 21st, Napa Valley restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, attractions, and hotels are open and welcoming visitors! Outdoor service is still allowed. Bars, pubs, brewpubs, and breweries may operate outdoors only if they are offering sit-down, outdoor, dine-in meals.

  • Masks are required in all public places (indoors and outdoors)
  • Physical distancing is required in public
  • Call in advance to confirm if a business is open, the operating hours, and any special requirements

2. Monterey Bay

Monterey County is welcoming travelers to explore its awe-inspiring Central Coast destination safely and responsibly. The entire county is working diligently to ensure the health and wellbeing of its visitors, residents and employees by incorporating the highest safety and cleanliness protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are required indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines. 
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.

3. Santa Cruz 

The boardwalk is open daily with enhanced safety and distancing guidelines. What's Open: a variety of Boardwalk food concessions, variety of Boardwalk retail locations, Coasters Grill at Boardwalk Bowl (outdoor dining only).

  • Face coverings (masks) are required on the Boardwalk in accordance with state regulations. Masks are required while in line, conducting business at any counter or attraction, or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Face coverings (masks) will be required upon entry to Neptune's Kingdom, Boardwalk Bowl, Casino Arcade, and indoor retail locations. Face coverings (masks) must be worn at all times inside these locations except when eating.
  • All employees are required to wear face coverings (masks) at all times when interacting with the public, working in spaces visited by the public and preparing food.

4. Palo Alto

California Avenue and University Avenue in Palo Alto have been closed to allow restaurants to add or expand outdoor dining and foot traffic. 

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are required indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines. 
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.

5. Redwood National Park

As of July 21st, the park and all of the trails are open. Call before going to double check. Campgrounds are open with permits required: Jedediah Smith Campground, Mill Creek Campground, Elk Prairie Campground, and Gold Bluffs Beach Campground.

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are required indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines. 
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.

Did we forget your favorite staycation? Let us know and we would be happy to add it.


What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like us, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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