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Northern California Visitor’s Guide

Northern California vacation destinations are as diverse as they are abundant! Scroll down to read all of the Northern California articles, or click on a link below to learn more about one of these five sub-areas:

San Francisco Bay Area

Napa-Sonoma Wine Country

Sierras & Gold Country

Shasta & Cascades

North Coast

Planning Your Gold Country Vacation or Getaway

The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill near Coloma triggered the Gold Rush of 1849, a momentous period for...

San Francisco Bay Area Museums

San Francisco Bay Area museums are truly an eclectic mix. Some of the finest museums and galleries in the world...

Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ — San Francisco Locations

As you tour San Francisco's neighborhoods and attractions, keep a look out for locations that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' film.

Best Santa Cruz Area Beaches

Santa Cruz beaches make this Bay Area city the perfect destination for a beach trip or a beach vacation. The famous...

Best North Coast Beaches

While Southern California may be best for the beach boys and girls, the state's North Coast beaches are perfect for...

Best San Francisco Beaches

It’s too bad most people don’t think of San Francisco beaches when they plan a trip to the Bay Area. They should!...