Northern

California
San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond

17 Mile Drive star
If possible, borrow, rent, or buy a convertible for the drive – it may be cold, but the weather is part of the experience! If that's not possible, roll the windows down and let the Central Coast air perfume your drive.

Crusing San Francisco Bay star
A bay cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the famed San Francisco skyline and see the sights from a different perspective!

Haunted Alcatraz star
Alcatraz Island is the number one tourist destination in San Francisco.

Holiday Shopping in SF's Union Square star
Why confine yourself to the local mall? Take a "shop-cation" instead!

Jack London Square in Oakland star
Jack London Square, in the heart of Oakland, is well worth your time for a day, an afternoon, or an entire weekend!

Lassen National Park star
Lassen National Park is remote but worth the drive. Unusual geo-thermal activity gives the area an unusual and eerie beauty.

Mount Shasta star[offsite link]

Muir Woods National Monument star
Just 11 miles north of San Francisco, a woodland paradise awaits. Walk in the shadows of the giant redwood trees and commune with the flora and fauna of this unique habitat.

Redwoods National Park and Environs star
A trip to the North Coast of California is everything a tourist has never associated with the state. This area is one of California's best-kept secrets.

The Charles M. Schultz Museum star
Do you like quirky, offbeat museums? Do you remember the cartoon Peanuts? This Santa Rosa museum honors Charles M. Schultz, and his magnificent lifework.

Wine Tasting in... Sacramento? star
Well, not exactly Sacramento -- but only half an hour south! Isn't it time you tried wines from the Clarksburg AVA?

Winter Wine Tasting in Sonoma County star
Wine tasting is about so much more than the wine - visiting winery tasting rooms is an experience in itself. And what better way during the winter than to find tasting rooms with fireplaces?

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