If you're traveling to the Bay Area soon we recommend stopping in to see some redwoods. Big Basin Redwoods State Park is only about an hour and half from San Francisco and it's 100% worth the drive to see these massive trees.
We stopped by during the week while we were in the area for a work trip. The best time to go is definitely on a week day from 2pm - 5pm because you'll basically have the whole forest to yourself. Not only is the forest magical, but the trip to get to Big Basin is just as enchanting. Scroll through see more from our quick trip!