Book Description: Open Road's Best Northern California gives readers a small number of great choices and itineraries for one-day, weekend, one-week and two-week trips. Readers are not weighed down with tons of useless information - we cut to the chase and give readers short descriptions. Only the top hotels and restaurants in each price category have been selected for this book. Readers will find a mix of unique trips of varying lengths from the Central Coast to the Oregon border, including the Gold Country/High Sierras, Yosemite, Monterey and Carmel, and the Mendocino Coast. Readers will stroll the streets of San Francisco, bottle and label their own Napa wine and see the best wineries in Sonoma, slumber at an inn created from a fleet of first-class railcars, and get away for weekend escapes in places as beautiful as Bodego Bay and Half Moon Bay, Mammoth Mountatin, and Ferndale.