Travel & Outdoors
Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the North Bay and some attractions offer free group or self-guided tours.
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the nation’s top cycling regions and the Peninsula has a number of excellent businesses that rent mountain, hybrid and road bikes.
Many of San Francisco’s top-rated hotels open their doors to furry friends, address each pet by name and provide a comfortable bed, water bowls and treats, all at no additional charge.
San Francisco may have the Bay Area’s most famous park, but visitors will be pleased to discover a vast collection of open spaces and outdoor activities on the other side of the Bay. Here are five of the best parks in the East Bay, all within an hour’s drive of Oakland or Berkeley.
Many of the North Bay’s best spas can be found in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country.
The San Francisco Peninsula’s best attractions for kids include CuriOdyssey, Great America, Hiller Aviation Museum, Lemos Farm and Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
Lake Tahoe is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit not far from the Bay Area, it’s also one of the most affordable, which makes it a perfect destination for college students
Although in most occasions, driving a car in the South Bay might get to a destination faster, the utilization of public transportation can be far less stressful, easier on the pocketbook and far better for the environment.
Most of the best hotels with restaurants are located in the California wine country and include the Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil, Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Solage Calistoga, Madrona Manor and Meadowood Napa Valley.
Some of the best hotels for weddings can be found in the Napa Valley.