Napa and Sonoma Valleys

In 3 words: Wine lovers’ paradise. For your visit three full days is the absolute minimum to enjoy Napa and Sonoma at reasonable pace. Don’t miss: Soaring up in a hot-air balloon one crisp morning. Last visit: October 2016. Destination appeal Our verdict... Read More

San Francisco, CA

In 3 words: Fun and beautiful. For your first visit you need no less than 3 full days to be able to fully appreciate the city and all of its major sights while keeping pleasantly unhurried pace. Distances are walkable not in all cases, and the city’s topography may call for use of public transportation or Uber. Love its many elevated vistas and eye-catching architecture even among residential blocks. Don’t miss: Riding on the steps of Powell-Hyde or Powell-Mason cable car line. Worthy attractions: Cable cars; Fisherman’s Wharf; Golden Gate Bridge; Lombard Street – the crookedest street in the world; Alamo Square with its Painted Ladies; DeYoung Museum and Golden Gate Park; Coit Tower; Twin Peaks. Left for another visit: Alcatraz. Recommended excursions: Sausalito; Muir Woods. Last visit: October 2016 Destination appeal Our verdict... Read More