The SF Bay Area has a lot of possibilities. SF is a great city for street shooting, start at the Ferry Building and walk along the Embarcadero, then try some of the other neighborhoods, the Mission, Cow Hollow and Union Street, Union Square, Coit Tower, you could spend days. The San Mateo coast and state parks are wonderful - Ano Nueva for elephant seals, sand dunes and a beautiful coast, Butano State Park for a beautiful woodland hike through varied terrain. From spring to fall the Filoli Gardens in Woodside are splendid. I've lived here for over 40 years and will never exhaust what's available. Days trips take you up and down the coast, the Sierra foothill and Gold Country, Lassen Volcanic National Monument, Mendocino, Point Reyes and Carmel.
The right time of year, a long lens and you can shoot surfing's Maverick competition, or birds almost everywhere.
Add good food and reasonable weather and I'm not moving!