Quick Escapes San Francisco: 26 Weekend Getaways from the Bay Area

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Twenty-six quick and convenient minivacations take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy visiting wineries, staying at a world famous spa, and strolling a Spanish town square in Sonoma in the Southern Sonoma Valley escape. Explore the beautiful California Caverns and go antiquing in the town of Sutter Creek in the Heart of the Mother Lode escape or browse in art galleries, kayak and bird-watch, and tour a spectacular Mediterranean Revival palace in the Morro Bay escape. Each Escape includes ...

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Twenty-six quick and convenient minivacations take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy visiting wineries, staying at a world famous spa, and strolling a Spanish town square in Sonoma in the Southern Sonoma Valley escape. Explore the beautiful California Caverns and go antiquing in the town of Sutter Creek in the Heart of the Mother Lode escape or browse in art galleries, kayak and bird-watch, and tour a spectacular Mediterranean Revival palace in the Morro Bay escape. Each Escape includes detailed route maps, travel directions, destination highlights, activities for morning, afternoon, and evening, choice restaurants, picnic sites, lodgings, special events and festivals, shopping and local sources of information. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 352 pages, maps, b&w photos)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780762708352
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Quick Escapes Series
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Northbound Escapes 1
1. Wine Road to the Sea: The Russian River Route, Healdsburg 2
2. Southern Sonoma Valley: On Country Roads 13
3. Lower Napa Valley: The Carneros, Napa, Yountville, Rutherford 26
4. Upper Napa Valley: Heart of the Wine Country 40
5. The Redwood Route: Seacoast Towns, Path of the Giants 54
6. Bodega Bay: A Weekend at the Coast 70
7. Jenner to Point Arena: North Central Coastline on Highway 1 80
8. Mendocino and Fort Bragg: A Romantic Victorian Village by the Sea 90
9. Marin Waterfront: Sausalito and Tiburon 107
10. Point Reyes and Inverness: The National Seashore 120
Southbound Escapes 131
1. Old California in the Central Valley: San Juan Bautista and the Pinnacles 132
2. Santa Cruz: A California Beach Town 140
3. Half Moon Bay: Harbor Lights, Tidepool Treasure 154
4. Monterey and Big Sur: Spanish History, Wild Coastline 166
5. Carmel Valley Sunshine: Home on the Ranch, Shopping Mecca 181
Eastbound Escapes 195
1. Sacramento Delta Loop: Levee Towns and Old Sacramento 196
2. Gold Rush North: Forty-Niner Towns in the Sierra Foothills 207
3. Heart of the Mother Lode: Sutter Creek to Angels Camp 218
4. Gold Country South: Columbia, Bear Valley, Jamestown 229
Escapes Farther Afield 243
1. Old Tahoe on the West Shore: Mansions in the Mountains 244
2. Tahoe South: Blue Waters and Silver Dollars 257
3. Tahoe North: Peaceful Pines and a Western Town 269
4. Morro Bay: Central Coast Getaway, Castle Country 281
5. Shasta Cascade: Mountain Majesty, Rivers, Lakes, Timberlands 291
6. Yosemite: The Big Valley 303
7. Southern Sierras: Wawona and the Lake Country 314
Index 325
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