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"Camping"

I'd like to find a small cabin rental in Northern California that is, ideally, somewhat isolated, affordable, and has electricity. Bonus points for near Oakland or Monterey. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Northern California Restaurant with a Tasting Menu

I'm looking for a culinary experience for a date in the SF Bay area or Sacramento area. Preferred budget ~$30-$60 person without drinks. Special details within. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Aug 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Wedding venues in/near Napa

My fiance and I would like to get married in Northern California. Location suggestions? [more inside]
posted by HighTechUnderpants on Nov 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Hiking in Shasta area

What are your favorite hikes in Shasta Trinity National Forest? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Oct 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Ceiling Cat has nothing on Ceiling Bugs!

With the first real rain of the season. it is now time for BUGS TO DROP OUT OF MY CEILING! What are they? (pix inside) [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Oct 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Northern California and Oregon Coast road trip questions

Northern California and Oregon Coast road trip questions: specifically a place to stay on the coast within 2 hours North of San Francisco, advice on Sonoma and where to camp on South and Central Oregon Coast! [more inside]
posted by sinical on Aug 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Better late than never!

Last minute honeymoon--need input on the most awesome, strange, memorable places to stay on our road-trip between Seattle to Portland, and then down the coast to San Fran. Other "must see" advice is most welcome. [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Aug 3, 2012 - 23 answers

Where can I take my mom for a fun, relaxing weekend where we can eat, drink (wine!), and be merry?

Northern California wineries and B&B's in either 1) Amador/El Dorado wine country or 2) Napa/Sonoma (that won't break the bank)? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Things to do near Crescent City, CA?

Later this week I'm taking my kid and her friend to the Crescent City/ Jedediah Smith National Park area. The plan is to do some hiking in the redwoods and hanging out near the beach, but I'm looking for other suggestions or recommendations for things to do in the region, assuming it's going to stay cool and rainy.
posted by pernoctalian on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Gnorthern California Holiday Gnocchi?

Northern California Italian holiday gnocchi-like dish? A few years ago, maybe in Sunset Magazine, there was an article about festive holiday celebrations in Napa? Sonoma? Mendocino? and a beloved dish made in Italian delis that resembled gnocchi but had a different name. There might have been a recipe. I have mega-googled with no success. Mille grazie!
posted by lois1950 on Nov 21, 2011 - 6 answers

I left my heart in Northern Cal, but just for the month of July

Northern California filter: I'm going to be spending the next 2-4 weeks in the San Francisco bay area with my 8-year-old son. We'll be free every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and I need ideas for places to take him and adventures to have together. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me make the most of my Northern California trip.

What to do on my Northern California road trip? [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law on Jun 29, 2011 - 18 answers

What's a great 1 or 2 week adventure on the West coast?

I'm looking for a great retreat to do in late March/early April in Northern CA, Oregon or Washington state. I'm going to be in Portland, OR at the end of March and then in San Francisco and LA mid-April. I'm thinking that instead of returning to Vermont in the meantime I could stay on the West coast and find something fun to do (really? ya think?). [more inside]
posted by bumpcat on Feb 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Beer in Sacramento

Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me camp in up in CA

I'd like to go camping for 2-3 days after New Year's on the Northern California coast (just south and/or north of the Bay Area) and would love your recommendations for sites. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Camping and swimming in Northern California

Looking for a smallish campsite in Northern California with close driving or walking access to great swimming holes. [more inside]
posted by gatorbiddy on Jul 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Where Should I Move To In The Bay Area?

Where should I live when I move to the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Feb 24, 2010 - 37 answers

More Quirk and Less Cork

Looking for off the beaten track destinations/activities in Sonoma/Napa (and/or Monterey). [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Eureka.

Quaint, cheap-ish lodging in Northern California. I can has? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Does anyone know where to study parkour in the Bay Area?

Does anyone know where to study parkour in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by ebness86 on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Fun things to see on the way to Lassen?

Roadtrip filter: Driving from SF Bay Area to Lassen this weekend for camping. What are some cool things to see along the way? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Sep 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Fun Northern California kid-friendly day-trip ideas...

Help me plan a short father-daughter outing! [more inside]
posted by Echidna882003 on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Northern California Honeybabymoon!

Please help me plan a honeymoon/babymoon vacation in Northern California. I'll be 20 weeks pregnant. We fly in to San Francisco 3/9/08 and out 3/16/08. [more inside]
posted by natness on Jan 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Camping outside the Bay Area over Labor Day

HikinginNorthernCaliforniaoverLaborDayWeekendFilter: Help me figure out the best place for a small group to go hiking and camping for two/three days, within a (half-)day's drive of Oakland/Berkeley. [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me shop til I drop in Sacramento!

How should I shop my way from Calistoga to Sacramento? [more inside]
posted by clh on May 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Where to get married in Northern California

Bay Area Wedding Filter: I'm getting married next year, and we're looking for a site near our home in San Francisco. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Jun 29, 2005 - 13 answers

micro-tourism

Friday I'll be near Calistoga, CA. I need to be in San Francisco by Saturday late afternoon. What kind of outdoorsy-scenic-type thing can I do between the two. Bonus points if there's a cool place to stay near by. [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy on Apr 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Wineries near Oakland

Recommendations for wineries for a daytrip from Oakland CA? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by allan on Dec 11, 2004 - 8 answers

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