When Marin is packed and Big Sur is feeling crowded, we like to take off for Mendocino County. Just a few hours drive north up Highway 1, this place is a NorCal dream with acres of redwood forests, hot springs, and long stretches of wild, untamed coastline. Who knows — maybe we’ll see you up there this weekend.
The sidewalks don’t really roll up in Wine Country as soon as the sun goes down. If you know where to look, there’s a thriving nightlife scene even in the most bucolic Napa-Sonoma burg.
A Wine Country escape is a prized ritual in Northern California. Tastings are a given, but add in the hiking, biking, spas, and hot springs, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve narrowed down the possibilities and divided them evenly by county:
Crusty breads, sugar-kissed pastries, frosted cakes, gooey eclairs, and cookies galore—these carb coma-inducing treats are always the best from a top-notch bakery. Here are some favorite finds in unexpected places in Wine Country.
In between sips of wine, here are seven new eateries to check out in Wine Country.
Check you out, Napa! In the 707, the space that once housed the vegetarian dining powerhouse Ubuntu is now the home to a popular new restaurant that plays to the needs of the region by offering a range of edibles and a wine list to match.