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Escaping from Alcatraz and San Francisco for a day on vacation

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San Francisco cityscape as seen from Alamo square park

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San Francisco is by far one of the most visited cities on vacation in the U.S., and also one of the most populated. With major attractions like Alcatraz Island, the waterfront, and such, you may “top out” on the busy crowds and long lines, and just need an escape. So why not plan ahead on a day trip out of the big city?

San Francisco cityscape with the Painted Ladies as seen from Alamo square park

San Francisco cityscape with the Painted Ladies as seen from Alamo square park

One of the best “no brainer” is spending a day in Napa/Sonoma, even if you aren’t a big wine sipper. The relaxing environment in the country, outdoor gardens and picnic places alone are worth a visit. They also feature some of the finest and relaxing day spas and hot springs for you to get that relaxation.

Less than an hour and a half away from San Francisco, you can hit the wine trail on your own, or take a wine tour being chauffeured around in a limo or Lincoln Town car. Really, if there are a few of you it’s the way to go, especially if you will be sipping a whole bunch of wine. Fact is, you probably should choose either Napa or Sonoma and just do one, because each offers a super amount of sightseeing and wine tasting that can fill an entire day. And of course, this gives you a whole new destination for the future visit you know you’ll be making.

Hot Tip: Some of my favorite wineries to tour and taste are, St. Francis Vineyards, V. Sattui, Beringer and Opus One Winery.

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