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The place to flee excessive temperatures this weekend | July 26-28

With the hottest weather of the year expected in the Sacramento Valley this weekend, it’s the perfect time to sneak away for a day or two.

Some of the hottest weather conditions this year will affect the Sacramento area this weekend. With temperatures in the stadium of 105 degrees, it will be downright depressing outside.

The good news is that you can easily escape the heat by heading to the coast, the Bay Area, or the mountains. three locations that are relatively short car trips away.

ABC10 has put together a list of places to visit, activities, and most importantly, the weekend forecast for these locations to help you plan a last minute getaway outside of the city.

RELATED: Sacramento Local Forecast

San Francisco

Driving time: About 2 hours.

  • Friday: 63 degrees
  • Saturday: 70 degrees
  • Sunday: 69 degrees

You can go to San Francisco any day of the week and find something fun and interesting. As one of the closest places to travel to, you don’t have to plan a night trip to brave the heat. This weekend is special, however, as the 42nd annual San Francisco Marathon is taking place.

Learn more about the BioFreeze San Francisco Marathon.

Thousands of runners from all over the world take part in this event and various races are planned throughout the weekend. It may be too late to register for one of the many races that are part of the marathon events, but the event is free to watch.


Driving time: About 2 hours.

  • Friday: 78 degrees
  • Saturday: 82 degrees
  • Sunday: 84 degrees

Season 47 of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival takes place at Sand Harbor State Park. This season’s performance is The Taming of the Shrew. With the shows happening on Friday July 25th and Saturday July 26th at 7:30 PM, you will likely need to wear a jacket if you want to attend a show at this beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Tickets are still available and cost between $ 15 and $ 54, depending on where you want to sit. The course of the festival ends on August 25th. So if you can’t make it this weekend, you have time to see a performance in the coming weeks.

The Arts and Crafts Show takes place at South Lake Tahoe Middle School, 2940 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, all weekend

Camping. There is a possibility of storms on Friday, but Saturday and Sunday have a perfect weather forecast for camping. If you are a nature lover, it may be time to get out your camping gear and go for a weekend at the lake.


Driving time: About 3.5 hours.

  • Friday: 66 degrees
  • Saturday: 67 degrees
  • Sunday: 66 degrees

The 113th annual Lantern Festival takes place on Friday July 26th and Saturday July 27th and features events like Family Fun Day, the Chalk Festival, the Festival of Flavors, a pet parade, a fireworks show, and more.

Learn more about the Lantern Festival.

This year’s theme is “Lanterns from All Nations Make a Brighter World”. Everyone is welcome to wear costumes that reflect their cultural and family heritage.

An evening with Jeff Bridges on Friday July 26th at the Golden State Theater, 417 Alvarado Street.

Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium, the 100+ degree weekend might be the perfect excuse to head south. Special “Evenings by the Bay” events will only take place in the aquarium on Saturday through August 31st.

Point Reyes

Driving time: About 2.5 hours.

  • Friday: 69 degrees
  • Saturday: 77 degrees
  • Sunday: 74 degrees

Go hiking! If your idea of ​​fun is getting outside and taking in the sights, you can’t go wrong hiking one of the many trails along the Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Coast Trail Head, Chimney Rock Trail Head, and Tomales Point Trail Head, to name a few, offer spectacular views of the coastal flora, not to mention the size of the Pacific Ocean.

Perhaps most importantly, the cool ocean breezes distract you from the excessive heat awaiting you in the Sacramento Valley. There are also several campsites if you want to extend your stay.

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