Best Northern California Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Northern California Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Northern California Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Northern California vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. California Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on California excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of California region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Sacramento, CA - Fodor's USA

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Imagine a village so quaint it has no parking meters along its narrow, shaded streets and no neon signs advertising its many chic ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Pebble Beach, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

3. 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

4. California Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Publicized and idealized all over the world, California really does live up to the myth. More than just a terrestrial paradise of ...
Published by Rough Guides San Francisco, CA - The Rough Guide to USA

5. Upper Napa Valley: Heart of the Wine Country Weekend Getaway
“Up valley,” as the northern half of the Napa Valley is called, is anchored by Calistoga, a hot springs resort town founded in the ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Calistoga, CA - Quick Escapes: San Francisco

6. 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

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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

8. 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

9. 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

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Almost any time of the year, a trip exploring California’s world-famous Napa Valley wine country offers a rich bounty of surprises. ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Calistoga, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

11. Half Moon Bay Weekend Getaway
Half Moon Bay is the social and economic hub of a collection of small towns and villages clustered along the Pacific and known locally ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Half Moon Bay, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

12. Point Reyes and Inverness: The National Seashore Weekend Getaway
More than a few weekends are needed to discover the many joys of the Point Reyes National Seashore, comprising 71,000 miraculous acres ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Inverness, CA - Quick Escapes: San Francisco

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In the mid-1800s tourists from San Francisco rode ferries across the bay and hopped onto a narrow-gauge railroad to reach summer resorts ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Healdsburg, CA - Quick Escapes: San Francisco

14. East Brother Light Station Romantic Getaway
The combination of lighthouse lodging, tiny island, and proximity to San Francisco makes East Brother Light Station Bed and Breakfast ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Point Richmond, CA - Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Romantic and Historic Lighthouse Inns

15. The Amusement Parks of California Weekend Getaway
This chapter describes these California Amusement Parks: Adventure City in Stanton, Anaheim Boomers in Anaheim, Balboa Fun Zone in ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press San Diego, CA - The Amusement Park Guide

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Yosemite is justifiably one of America’s most famous and popular parks; its spectacular scenery is sure to impress even those who ...
Published by Hunter Publishing Mariposa, CA - Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

17. Eureka Weekend Getaway
That a California town called Eureka could trace its history to the gold rush and the era of the forty-niners shouldn’t surprise anyone, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Eureka, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

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Today, Vallejo is a sprawling, mostly blue-collar city of more than 110,000 people. Recently, Vallejo has seen a large influx of transplants ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Oakland, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

19. 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

20. Gold Country: Amador City, Sutter Creek, Jackson, San Andreas, and Angels Camp Weekend Getaway
Today, a visit to California’s gold country provides a chance to visit that past. Most of the towns have pioneer museums, some with ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Angels Camp, CA - Day Trips from Sacramento

 
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