Best Things to Do in Napa Valley Besides Wine!

30+ Exciting Things to Do in Napa Valley Besides Wine!

There are so many fun things to do in Napa Valley besides wine, from scenic drives to shopping and hiking to historical landmarks! So if you are wondering if a visit to Napa Valley is worthwhile if you don’t have wine on the itinerary, then hear us: absolutely, yes! If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love exploring all the … Read More

Garrapata State Park in Big Sur is one of the nature spots perfect for day trips from San Francisco

15+ Day Trips from San Francisco into Nature (+ Map)!

Thinking about doing some nature-focused day trips from San Francisco? You are in luck, because there are so many amazing parks, lakes, beaches, and other natural areas within day trip distance of the City by the Bay! Take a walk among giant redwoods. Stroll on a pristine beach, feeling the breeze in your hair. Drive to the top of a … Read More

Muir Woods National Monument is a must-visit in California!

Muir Woods National Monument: Best Hikes (+ Tips for Visiting!)

Muir Woods National Monument is one of the most iconic attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its old-growth redwoods make for a magnificent sight, and the forest is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Muir Woods is the most visited redwood park in California. While definitely worthy of a top spot on your California … Read More

The Eastern Sierra makes for one of the best weekend trips from San Francisco

20+ Best Weekend Getaways from San Francisco (Mini Road Trips!)

Looking for the best weekend trips from San Francisco? You have so many destinations from which to choose! From laid-back beach towns to exciting cities and national parks to wine country, San Francisco and the SF Bay Area are well within reach of a wide variety of weekend getaway destinations. We’ve done dozens of weekend road trips from the SF … Read More

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is one of the must-visit state parks near San Francisco, California

18 Spectacular State Parks Near San Francisco (+ Map!)

Looking for the best state parks near San Francisco to visit? California has a very robust state parks system, with beautiful parks scattered all over the state, and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to state parks around San Francisco. From mountains to coast and redwood forests to wildlife havens, there are many beautiful California state parks … Read More

Strolling the Japanese Tea Garden, one of the best things to do in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

The Best Things to Do in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (+ Tips for Visiting!)

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park is a large urban park that houses many attractions, from topnotch museums to gorgeous gardens. Golden Gate Park came into being in the 1860s, after the residents of booming San Francisco decided they needed a green space for recreation. The land where the park now stands used to be sand … Read More

Napa Valley fall color

Where to Stay in Napa Valley, California: Best Hotels + Vacation Rentals!

Planning a visit to Napa Valley? If you are looking for hotels or vacation rentals in Napa Valley, you have lots of options for where to stay in California’s most famous wine region! Bounded on the east by the Vaca Mountains and on the west by the Mayacamas, Napa Valley is home to several little towns and regions. From luxurious … Read More

Napa Valley in November

Napa Valley in November: The Ultimate Guide!

Napa Valley in November makes for a wonderful getaway. If you want to experience California’s premier wine country destination in a less crowded, more relaxed time, plan a November visit. With fall crush done and the weather still pleasant, Napa in November will charm you. We’ve visited Napa Valley many times, but mainly in the summer. Until a couple of … Read More

Artesa Winery is one of the most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley!

14 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley, California (+ Map!)

The best Napa Valley wineries offer exceptional wine, plus something more: art or architecture or gardens or great views. Especially if it is your first time visiting, you will want to stop at some of the most iconic and beautiful Napa Valley wine estates, for an unforgettable wine country experience. Over the years, vintners from many parts of the world … Read More

View of Healdsburg countryside

15 Best Things to Do in Healdsburg, California!

Healdsburg is an iconic wine country destination in Northern California, renowned for its wineries and its world-class restaurants. A little over an hour away from San Francisco by road, Healdsburg is one of the most popular vacation spots in Sonoma County. A city with a charming small town vibe, Healdsburg has a bustling town square with lots of wine tasting … Read More