Cavallo Point is the perfect staycation for people in the Bay Area. Just over the Golden Gate Bridge, the lodge is set amidst the Marin Headlands and within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In 1866, the U.S. Army acquired the site for a military base to fortify the north side of the Golden Gate. Named Fort Baker, it remained an active post through World War II. Today, San Franciscans and visitors from around the world come here to luxuriate in the food, wine, spa, and nature on offer at Cavallo Point Lodge. The LEED Gold Certified hotel is a visionary when it comes to eco standards (even meeting rooms are named after rare and endangered species in an effort to create awareness). Guests can choose to stay in carefully restored historic officers' quarters set along the main green or modern rooms perched up on the hillside. No matter which you choose, you're guaranteed gorgeous bridge and city views. The hotel keeps guests busy with cooking classes, yoga, a world-class spa, bike rentals, and endless miles of trails. But sometimes the best part of your stay is simply sitting on your porch and watching the fog roll in.