Where to go in Northern California
List of regions
The Sonoma Valley marks the birthplace of California's wine industry and also the closest to San Francisco – just 30 miles away. Located between the Sonoma and Mayacamas mountain ranges you'll find nine square miles of beautiful rolling vineyards, small farms and scenic parkland to explore.
The Pacific Coast Highway, or California State Route 1, ranks as one of the drives of a lifetime. The most scenic part of the drive extends from San Luis Obispo to Monterey, passing the through the spectacular Big Sur area ...
California's illustrious wine country is an archetypal display of some of the world's most exquisite food and wine. Spend days hot air ballooning above acres of green hills or wine tasting under the sun at world-famous vineyards, and come back to spa treatments and Michelin-starred restaurants.
San Francisco is truly a city of contrasts, with jellybean Victorian houses just moments away from enormous green parks, gritty Italian neighbourhoods and fantastical murals around each corner.