There are very few places in the world that inspire feelings of tranquility and comfort, quite like Bridgeport, CA. Famous for being perhaps the only place in the region that enjoys year-round tourism and sightseeing, it is a location that has to be experienced to be believed. Rolling fields and meadows, pristine lakes, streams, rivers and hot springs, hiking trails, and even snowmobiling; all of which one can enjoy during vacations and short trips alike.
What once used to be called ‘Big Meadows’, is now the most popular vacation spot in the region; perfect for that spring getaway, just in time to see Mother Nature in all her glory. After all, what could be better than spending time in an affordable and hospitable paradise, with all the modern amenities you could ever need!
The entire journey, from San Francisco, to Bridgeport, is lined with some of the best sights in the country, which is certainly worth the trip alone. This warrants a road trip, through the national forests region, which presents some truly wonderful colors during spring, when the temperature is just right for a serene yet fun vacation.
Bridgeport is one of those locations that can make even the train ride seem fun, especially since it is longer than the actual road route. But the natural beauty of the place lends itself best to the personal automobile traveler(s)!
Drive: San Francisco to Bridgeport
Travel Time: ~6 hours 15 minutes
Distance: 276 miles
Estimated Fuel Cost: ~30-50
Bus: From San Francisco to Bridgeport, via Reno.
Travel Time: ~10 hours 3 minutes