The Best Places to Visit in Northern California

Northern California might not have Hollywood or Disneyland, but it surely has its own charm. From giant redwoods to the Golden Gate Bridge, here’s the best places to visit in Northern California.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

Though it is usually a base for exploring other areas, San Francisco is perfect on its own. A colorful, cultural, and exciting city, San Francisco is like no other place you’ll ever visit.

You can marvel at the views from Lombard Street, take pictures at the Golden Gate Bridge, and learn about the history of Alcatraz all in one city.

Napa Vineyards

Napa Valley

Napa Valley is best known for its wine. Napa and Sonoma have over 400 wineries, ranging from small, family run ones to worldwide reknowned vineyards.

Sonoma County is also known for its food, so if you’re a foodie, this is defintely the place to go.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Being the fifth most visited national park in the country, Yosemite is a must-visit for every Northern Californian trip.

Whether you’re a hiker, camper, or neither, you’ll love the tall peaks, nature, and animals of this national park.

One of the most famous hikes in Yosemite is the Half Dome Hike. (You can see the “half dome” mountain in the back of the photo). This hike probably shows all of what Yosemite has to offer in one hike, including waterfalls, animals, and vegetation. I would reccomend this hike if you are planning to go to Yosemite.

Lake Tahoe


Tahoe is a greats place for someone who loves adventure. You can hike, swim, kayak, or just relax and watch the nature.

Tahoe is one of the best places to visit in Northern California just because there are so many things to do.

Tahoe is pretty much on the border of California and Nevada, and is right next to Reno, which offers skiing and casinos, to name a few.

To wrap up this post, the best places to visit in Northern California are San Francsico, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park, and Tahoe.

Add your favorite places to visit in Northern California in the comments below!

Published by Dhatri, the Voyager

Hi! I'm Dhatri, the Voyager. Voyage the World is my travel blog, where I post itineraries, travel tips, and top ten lists. Join me on my voyages of the world!

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