All this magic in 49 square miles means we sometimes forget the glories that await just across the Bay, or down the peninsula. Here, five amazing Bay Area views to remind you why your East Coast friends are (and should be) jealous.
Each wine region offers its own unique charms, beautiful scenery and delicious varieties of wine. Though I do have favorite Virginia vineyards near my hometown, I love traveling to Napa and Sonoma in California's wine country, and to Washington state as well. What could be better?
If oysters, wine and cheese sounds like the perfect meal to you, then the island-state of Tasmania has plenty to offer. From boutique farms to family vineyards, the island is covered with small-scale producers that bring a personal touch to the foods they create.
Nothing says relaxation to me more than a glass of good wine in a romantic setting with a night or two at a bed and breakfast. Stay in one of these rejuvenating New York inns, and visit vineyards on the East End of Long Island to experience a great grape getaway.