Napa and Sonoma Wine Regions – Wine tasting is a passion for Northern Californians. The world famous Napa Valley, featuring 400 wineries, is an easy one-hour drive from Sacramento. Just 90 minutes away, Sonoma’s 350 wineries boast a “varietal for everyone.” Both regions offer award-winning dining, boutique shopping, stunning views and lodging options from small B&Bs to large luxury hotels.
San Francisco and the Bay Area – About 90 minutes west lies the international tourist attraction with the Golden Gate bridge, wonderful diverse neighborhoods such as Haight-Ashbury, Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and more and the famed Golden Gate Bridge. There are art galleries, museums, churches, shopping, street festivals and wonderful restaurants for every taste. Outside the city are Berkeley, Sausalito, and Jack London Square, all accessible by the Bay Area Transit System.
Historic Placerville, Sutter Creek and Gold Country – For a taste of the gold rush and great boutique shopping, visit these small towns along old Highway 49, named for the year 1849- the California Gold Rush year, Visit local wineries, picnic on a mountainside, tour a real gold mine or visit a museum.
Lake Tahoe – If it’s glorious skiing and bustling entertainment you like, visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe region, once home to the winter Olympics. First class ski resorts in the winter, and boating in the summer, there is no end to recreational possibilities in this popular vacation spot, including horseback riding, hiking up Horseshoe Falls and golf. The casinos are open 24/7 and feature comedy and music acts for every age and taste.