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Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways in Northern California

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over. Well, summer for most of the world. Here in San Francisco we’re hoping that it’s just starting to heat up and if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get to dust off our shorts and wear them for a few hours this September and October.

Use RelayRides for All Your Labor Day Weekend Adventures

It seems like everyone is going some where this Labor Day Weekend, so don't get left in the dust! It's not too late to rent a car for any adventure you have in mind, via RelayRides, an awesome car-sharing marketplace where you essentially rent cars from your neighbors.

Upper Haight, Meet Sebastopol's Hippies, Thrift Stores, and Beer

Sebastopol walks a narrow line between quirky-cool and not-so-hippie-chic. In fact, had the Upper Haight not become such a theme park itself, you could easily 
imagine it might look a lot like this Sonoma County town.

Need a Labor Day Weekend Plan? Check Out the Sausalito Arts Festival

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Valencia Street, Meet Healdsburg

Oddities, bookshops, and macchiatos abound in the blocks surrounding Healdsburg’s well-manicured central plaza, just 69 miles north of the city. Residents and regulars of the Valencia Street corridor know that if there’s a requisite ingredient to achieving the local vibe, it is artisan cult coffee.

Soak it Up in Low-Key Calistoga

Surrounded by grapes and vineyards, soaking up the warm ambience of Calistoga is easy. Sitting at the northern end of Napa Valley, it’s further from San Francisco than many of its well-known Wine Country neighbors, but thanks to geothermal hot springs, this laid-back spa city’s warm welcome will make you forget about the extra minutes in the car.

Dogpatch, Meet Boonville, the New Frontier

Dogpatch is one of those neighborhoods, just on the outskirts of town, that feels a little like an urban wilderness. Boonville, sort of the downtown of Anderson Valley, may be the Dogpatch of Wine Country.

East Brother Island: A Lovers’ Retreat

For romantics and history buffs, the East Brother Light Station and Victorian Bed & Breakfast is a one-night getaway par excellence. This is a rare chance to cuddle up in a 133-year-old working lighthouse, where the summer months are mercifully free of foghorn noise, in one of just five updated Victorian-era rooms. “Guests say it’s like stepping back in time,” says innkeeper Peter Berkhout, who runs the B&B with his wife (and chef) Dina.

Take a Trip to the Taste of Petaluma

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

U.S. Wine Regions Beyond Northern California

It’s no secret that we’re proud of our wine in San Francisco, and for good reason, as it’s been a major reason why this part of California has been put on the map. However, there’s more to wine in the U.S. than just Northern California. Below, we highlight three other notable wine regions around the U.S.

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