If you are anything like me, you're counting down the minutes until you can plan your next big trip. While it may not be safe to travel for quite some time, here are 4 easy overnight trips from the Bay Area that will have you feeling like you’re far, far away.
Calistoga offers a small-town charm in the north end of Napa Valley.
Stay: blends the historic with the modern for an eclectic atmosphere.
Eat: serves up trendy vibes and American cuisine on the Indian Springs property (they also offer up a killer brunch). at Solage is also a Calistoga staple.
Do: A dip in Indian Spring’s Olympic size mineral water pool is a must. The resort also offers complimentary bikes to cruise into downtown Calistoga. And of course, be sure to check out one of the hundreds of amazing wineries Napa Valley is known for.
The infamous Big Sur coastline is known for its breathtaking, natural beauty.
Stay: Book a luxury glamping experience on the
Eat: Try for classic BBQ with a California twist. Also, be sure to swing by for lunch surrounded by panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Do: Explore one of Big Sur’s scenic hikes during the day. At night devour s’mores by your campfire.
A quick hour drive from the South Bay, Carmel Valley provides a scenic, quaint weekend escape.
Stay: offers luxury accommodations nestled in the mountains of Carmel Valley wine country.
Eat: Before check-in, stop at for lunch overlooking the iconic 18th hole at Pebble Beach. Be sure to try the crispy falafel Panzanella and the duck fat potatoes! Enjoy dinner at Bernardus’ romantic .
Do: Indulge in a game of bocce ball on Bernardus grounds, wine taste at a nearby Carmel Valley tasting room ( and are my favs), or pop into Carmel-by-the-Sea to spend a day sightseeing.
Sometimes a staycation is just what the doctor ordered! Stay close to home while being pampered. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away.
Stay: offers a resort atmosphere in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Eat: Dine at Rosewood’s iconic restaurant overlooking the Santa Cruz mountains. Or get Michelin-starred , because what says “staycation” like having dinner in your robe?
Do: Visit Rosewood’s luxury (my favorite spa!) or spend the day lounging by the gorgeous pool.
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