Monterey was meant for weekend escapes. Just two hours from the Bay Area this Central Coast playground delivers natural beauty and buckets of fun: Hike to pocket coves, kayak around salty marshes, and bike along coastal trails. It's all on the menu at Monterey!
Great weather, amazing wines, and locally sourced food. It's all just 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, making Sonoma an epicurean escape that's way more accessible than Tuscany. Here's the itinerary for a weekend away. Local la dolce vita!
Looking for a beach to yourself? With 7 million people in the Bay Area it takes a little work to find some sandy solitude. Here are three quick escapes accessible only by hiking or biking—and all on the Bay. It's a shore thing!