Recently I traveled to northern California for an upcoming CraftBeer.com story on exploring craft beer in wine country without a car. That’ll be coming out shortly, but meantime you can peruse some of my favorite photos from the trip.
Market day at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal.
One of the classic streetcars that everyone associates with San Francisco.
The classic Hotel Triton sign near Grant Street.
San Francisco’s Chinatown entrance.
A streetscape view of Chinatown.
One of the welcoming statues at the gates of Chinatown San Francisco.
Chinese decorations hanging over the street in Chinatown San Francisco.
The San Francisco skyline fades away as the ferry heads to Vallejo, California.
Vallejo boasts a decidedly different look and feel from the rest of the northern Bay Area with its manufacturing roots.
The taps at Mare Island Brewing Co.
A look at the Napa riverfront across the river of the same name.
The Napa Valley Wine Train cuts off traffic as it snakes its way through wine country.
A monument to fallen American soldiers at Veterans Memorial Park in Napa.
Another view over the Napa River.
Outside Napa Palisades Saloon before a few craft beers and dinner.
Stopping for a bus transfer at Sonoma State Historic Park for a look at City Hall.
Walking around Sonoma State Historic Park.
Stopping for a closer look at a cork tree.
One of the vineyards that trace the Joe Rodota Trail.
Frieda pedaling ahead on the trail.
Arriving just in time for lunch and more beer at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol.
A flight of beers at HopMonk.
Chaperones leading a field trip along the trail near downtown Santa Rosa.
Marcie reads a book on a park bench. Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz created the legendary cast of characters while living in Santa Rosa.
A line forms outside Russian River Brewing Co. for lunch on a Friday afternoon in downtown Santa Rosa.
Inside Russia River.
A Russian River brewer doing everything the average drinker knows nothing about.
A colorful Lucy greets us at the end of the Sonoma Bike ‘n Brew Tour.
Disclaimer: I traveled as a guest of Visit California. As always, all opinions are my own.