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Deep Culture Travel:

Quick Escapes San Francisco:
The Best Weekend Getaways, 7th

Globe Pequot Press
7.1" x 5.2", 256 pages, maps, b&w photos
ISBN: 0762754044

A best seller for over a decade, this frequently updated guide is a must for Northern California weekends and minivacations away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Enjoy winery and spa visits. Stroll a Spanish town square. Explore the mysterious caverns and go antiquing in Sutter Creek in the heart of the Mother Lode. Browse in art galleries, kayak the Russian River, and bird-watch. Tour a spectacular Mediterranean Revival palace.

Each Escape includes detailed route maps, travel directions, destination highlights, activities for morning, afternoon, and evening; plus choice restaurants, picnic sites, lodgings, special events and festivals, shopping and local sources of information.

Table of Contents:

Northbound Escapes

    Wine Road to the Sea
    Sonoma Valley
    Lower Napa Valley
    Upper Napa Valley
    Redwood Route
    Bodega Bay to Elk
    Mendocino and Fort Bragg
    Marin Waterfront
    Point Reyes and Inverness

Southbound Escapes

    Santa Cruz
    Half Moon Bay
    Monterey and Big Sur
    Carmel Valley, Carmel Village

Eastbound Escapes

    Sacramento Delta Loop
    Golf Rush North
    Gold Country South
    Old Tahoe on the West Shore
    Tahoe South
    Tahoe North

What They Are Saying:

"These travel tips are just the ticket for weekend excusions. When you're ready to travel beyond the bay, Quick Escapes will show the way."
USAir magazine

"Misuraca's itineraries are well-organized and practical. Each day's journey has a sound plan with workable directions, followed by listings of alternative events, places, restaurants and lodgings. Misuraca managed to capture the treasures of the area."
Napa Valley Appellation

"If you are in need of fast getaways to local adventures, Karen Misuraca's Quick Escapes San Francisco is a good reference, listing interesting finds just outside the Bay Area's back door."
San Francisco Peninsula Parent

"The itineraries are quite detailed. The presentation is affable, ever helpful and information -- a fine book for San Franciscans and the rest of us as well."
Travelwriter Marketletter

"Jam-packed with up-to-date information."
Ross Valley Reporter
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