There are a number of excellent day trips from San Francisco. Napa County, the world-renowned wine region is just an hour northeast of San Francisco. About 2 hours from the city is another wonderful wine-producing region, Sonoma County. In case you need help to begin searching for the right vacation rental, you can reference
>. Those who prefer to drive south should head to Santa Cruz
, a beautiful coastal university town popular with surfers and home of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Less than an hour south, you'll find Monterey County. The drive from San Francisco along Highway 1 is stunning, especially if you continue your trip down the coast, to Big Sur
- among the most stunning coastlines in the world. And if you prefer a quick trip, head across the bay to explore Berkeley's downtown and the University of California at Berkeley campus or catch a performance at a popular Oakland
concert venue such as the Fox Theater or the Paramount.