On this weekend past, my first in the Bay Area (this trip) I got up Saturday morning to do some exploring.
Fortunately the lodgings here are on the south end of the metro area, right near the on-ramp to CA Highway 17, which goes south to the oceanside town of Santa Cruz. I drove down there, then caught Highway 1 north up the coast.
It was a beautiful, bright sunny day, temps in the high 50s, perfect for bumming around outdoors. My favorite kind of day; I had no place to go and all day to get there. Photos and a video (unfortunately not hi-def) follow.