The best part about visiting California is that you can choose your own adventure. From exploring the Bay Area to ripping around on a roller coaster to sipping on a world-class wines, it doesn’t matter where you are in the Golden State — fun awaits.
Uncork Napa Valley wineries
While it produces less than five per cent of all California wines, Napa Valley has become synonymous with premium wine from the Golden State. Producers in the region, located northeast of San Francisco, are best-known for deep, full-bodied reds, elegant Chardonnays and lighter, lively Sauvignon Blancs. From one end of the valley to the other, producers warmly welcome wine lovers to their vineyards and tasting rooms year-round. Don’t feel like driving? Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train and experience the valley in style.
See San Francisco, GoCar style
There are plenty of ways to get around San Francisco; it’s a remarkably pedestrian city and is of course home to the world’s most famous trolley. But there’s another fun and exciting way to see the Bay Area on wheels. The GoCar is a GPS-guided mini car pre-loaded with hundreds of attractions. Just strap on a helmet, hop in, pick your San Francisco adventure and go. Whether you want to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, the oh-so-crooked Lombard Street or hit Haight-Ashbury, the oh-so-cool GoCar will get you there in style.
Hit the Santa Monica Pier
A veritable playground on the beach, for over 100 years the Santa Monica Pier has been drawing locals and tourists to the waterfront with a wide array of attractions. Pacific Park is legendary; the amusement park contains a roller coaster and a one-of-a-kind, solar-powered Ferris wheel, the Pacific Plunge and more. Then there’s the aquarium, outdoor concerts, restaurants, pubs… the list goes on.
Take the plunge in San Diego’s Mission Bay
If you’re keen on slipping into a bathing suit and getting in the water, there’s no better spot to get wet than San Diego’s Mission Bay. The 4,600 square-acre man-made park — the largest in the U.S. — is the perfect place for swimming, wakeboarding, sailing, kayaking and all forms of aquatic adventures. Or stick to land and cycle, jog, or soak up the sun on one of Mission Bay’s many sandy beaches. Other popular attractions include SeaWorld, Mission Bay Golf Course and Belmont Park (and its Giant Dipper roller coaster).
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