Northern California Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

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A Boarder (and Skier) Town: South Lake Tahoe Weekend Getaway
Attractions on this trip include: Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, Emerald Bay / Vikingsholm, Heavenly Valley, casinos, and Lake cruises. ...
Published by Insiders' Guide South Lake Tahoe, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

A Great Escape: Markleeville and CA-88 Weekend Getaway
This region is characterized by rugged, fir- and pine-covered mountainsides, granite peaks pushing skyward well above timberline, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Markleeville, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

Alcatraz Island Weekend Getaway
Alcatraz Island, just a 10-minute ferry ride from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, is best known for its days as a federal prison ...
Published by Wilderness Press North Beach, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Angel Island State Historic Park Weekend Getaway
Angel Island is one of those great San Francisco side trips. Originally, the island was used by the Coast Miwok Indians, but in 1863, ...
Published by Wilderness Press Belvedere, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Ansel Adams Photo Tours: Making Photographs with the Master Weekend Getaway
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” This is just one of many bits of wisdom you might collect from the legendary Ansel Adams, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide El Portal, CA - 52 Great Weekend Escapes Northern California

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If you’re looking to explore an important and scenic region of the San Francisco Bay Area but want to avoid the traffic and chaos ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Santa Rosa, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

Aptos and Capitola Weekend Getaway
At the northern end of the great crescent of Monterey Bay, the Pacific shoreline sweeps westerly, taking Highway 1 with it. Here beaches ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Aptos , CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

Arcata and Trinidad Weekend Getaway
Arcata began in the early 1850s as a supply depot for the gold mines in the Trinity Mountains. It was the county’s first seat of government, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Arcata , CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

Arts and Agriculture: Chico Weekend Getaway
About 90 miles north of Sacramento, Chico is a classic valley town with an important distinction: It’s the site of the California ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Chico, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

Asian Art Museum Weekend Getaway
San Francisco is an appropriate venue for the Asian Art Museum. The city served as the primary entry point for thousands of Chinese ...
Published by Wilderness Press Little Osaka, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum Weekend Getaway
Several historic lighthouses in California are open to the public, but the 150-year-old lighthouse in Crescent City is unique in that ...
Published by Wilderness Press Crescent City, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park Weekend Getaway
Today, the old capitol sits quietly as a small museum dedicated to its short but lively history. The largest part of the first floor ...
Published by Wilderness Press Benicia, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Weekend Getaway
John Bidwell had come to California seven years before the Gold Rush, spending part of that time managing John Sutter’s ranch, which ...
Published by Wilderness Press Chico, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars Birth of the Gold Rush: Placerville and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Weekend Getaway
Placerville is an easy, under-an-hour drive from Sacramento, and though quite nearby, it is strikingly different in many ways. First ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Placerville, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

Bodega Bay and Point Arena Weekend Getaway
North of San Francisco Bay along the coast is another California, this one characterized by environmental diversity, a sparse and ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Bodega Bay, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

Bodega Bay to Elk: A Weekend at the Coast Weekend Getaway
From the Gravenstein Apple Capital of Sebastopol through Sonoma County’s rolling pastures to the major fishing port of Bodega Bay, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Bodega Bay, CA - Quick Escapes: San Francisco

Bodie State Historic Park Weekend Getaway
On the eastern side of the Sierra, a miner named Waterman S. Body (sometimes spelled Bodey) discovered gold in 1859. Following that, ...
Published by Wilderness Press Bodie, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

Calaveras County's Caverns: The Subterranean Playground Weekend Getaway
Prepare yourself to go underground—literally. Calaveras County is home to one of California's most valuable natural resources: an ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Stockton, CA - 52 Great Weekend Escapes Northern California

California River Panning: There's Gold in That Thar Mud Weekend Getaway
Everyone raise a pan and shovel, please, to California's own homegrown heroes, the diggin' 49ers—and when you're done, set out to ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Sonora, CA - 52 Great Weekend Escapes Northern California

California State Mining and Mineral Museum Weekend Getaway
Many museums in the Mother Lode region include a few gold specimens in their collections of Gold Rush history artifacts. The California ...
Published by Wilderness Press Needles, CA - Best of California's Missions, Mansions, & Museums

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