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.
A twisting, cliff-hugging 100-mile route between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California's iconic Pacific Coast Highway ranks as one of the drives of a lifetime.
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.