Explore your Bay Area backyard with REI

Our local experts lead classes and guided trips in San Francisco, the East Bay and beyond. We also rent bikes, kayaks, camping gear and more.

Find a Bay Area adventure

Backpacking: Yes you can.

This was my first multiday backpacking trip, and I am so happy I picked this one. The group was great and the guides were very knowledgable and friendly. The logistics, food etc. was very well planned. Highly recommended! - Sanjith, Yosemite Backpacking – The High Country

Boats, beaches, and birds for days

This trip surpassed my expectations in numerous ways—gorgeous area with abundant wildlife, a great camping experience, and fun group camaraderie. The guides prepared all the meals and everything was well planned. Great value! - Nicholas, San Juan Islands Weekend Kayaking

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Adventure travel done right

Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to get into, we've got a trip that’ll make your dream vacation come true. Visit like a local, explore at your own pace, and eat like a king (or a vegan king, if that's more your thing).

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The uncommon path

We go where others don’t, exploring unique destinations and the lesser-seen sides of popular places.

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Expert, indispensable guides

Our experienced, multitalented guides will keep you smiling, well-fed and learning new things around every bend.

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Decades of experience

For 30+ years, we’ve wowed travelers with exceptional service, flexible booking policies, and our dedication to travelers’ health & safety.