Best Northern California Getaways

Top Northern California Getaways
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4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 1. California North Coast: From San Francisco to Redwood National Park Scenic Drive
Driving the California coast’s Route 1 is a beautiful experience, especially if taken at a leisurely pace. Bear in mind that while ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Mendocino, CA - Fodor's Great American Drives of the West

2. 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

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 3. Carmel and Pebble Beach Weekend Getaway
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

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This 209-mile-long drive borders the Pacific coast north of San Francisco. The highway passes historic sites, redwood forests, abrupt ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Gualala, CA - Scenic Driving California

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This park is the granddaddy of all the incredible California state parks. Big Basin has wonderful camping as well as tent cabins with ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Boulder Creek, CA - The Best In Tent Camping: Northern California

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 6. Redwood Highway Scenic Drive: Eureka to Crescent City Scenic Drive
This seventy-eight-mile section of U.S. Highway 101 parallels the rugged Pacific coast, passing redwood groves and a rugged wave-carved ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Trinidad, CA - Scenic Driving California

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Tourists traveling to the Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Area from the north via the Golden Chain Highway are welcomed to ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Sacramento, CA - Camping Northern California

8. 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

9. 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 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 10. A Harvesttime Drive: Sonoma Valley Romantic Getaway
A mere forty-five minutes north of San Francisco await golden hills, ancient oaks, and lush vineyards. The crush, what locals call ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Sonoma, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in San Francisco

11. 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

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 12. A Bay in the Life: On San Francisco Bay Romantic Getaway
From vantage points around this hilly peninsula, San Francisco Bay shimmers in grand prominence. As spectacular as the city is, sooner ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press San Francisco, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in San Francisco

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 13. Monterey Peninsula, California Family Vacation
The Monterey Peninsula, 125 miles south of San Francisco, is a scenic stretch of coastline, pine forests, and unmistakable California ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Monterey, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

14. 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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Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden ...
Published by Falcon Publishing San Francisco, CA - Camping Northern California

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 16. Sonoma-Napa Valleys Scenic Drive: Santa Rosa to Hopland Scenic Drive
A 132-mile-long drive that makes an open loop through the pastoral wine country of the Sonoma and Napa valleys. This scenic drive ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Yountville, CA - Scenic Driving California

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Yosemite National Park, on the eastern border of central California, comprises 1,169 square miles that include towering sequoias, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Merced, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

18. Lake Tahoe, Nevada & California Family Vacation
This beautiful alpine body of water, which bisects California and Nevada (two-thirds is in California), lures visitors with winter ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Incline Village, NV - Great Family Vacations: West

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The Eldorado National Forest is the main feature of this area, with its 4 rivers, 170 lakes, and 400 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians, ...
Published by Falcon Publishing South Lake Tahoe, CA - Camping Northern California

20. Point Reyes Beaches Beach Vacation
There are lots of reasons to visit the Point Reyes National Seashore. There are wonderful trails, abundant wildlife, fabulous historic ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Olema, CA - Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 
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