Highway 80 North

The San Francisco Bay Area is the starting point.

exterior of Callifornia state capitol building in Sacramento
exterior of California state capitol building in Sacramento

These listings are just a taste of each area.. They offer an introductory taste, so that you arrive with a few good leads on things to do and places to eat and spend the night. You’ll make many more discoveries as you explore on your own.

Benicia

Introduction
Attractions
art galleries
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park + Fischer-Hanlon House
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

Restaurants
Bella Siena
First Street Cafe
One House Bakery
Sailor Jack’s

Hotels
The Inn at Benicia Bay
Shorline Inn Benicia

Fairfield

Attractions
Suisun Valley Scenic Loop

Dixon

Attractions
Pedrick Produce

Davis

Introduction
Article
Davis: More than just a drive-by college town
Attractions
Armadillo Music
Davis Farmers Market
The Artery
Hattie Webber Museum
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
2nd Friday ArtAbout
The Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl
UC Davis Arboretum
US Bicycling Hall of Fame
Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store
Restaurants
Mishka’s Cafe
Redrum Burger
Seasons
Tucos
Hotels
Aggie Inn
Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
Hyatt Place UC Davis

Sacramento

Article
Leland Stanford Mansion: a glimpse into Sacramento’s past
Attractions
Aerospace Museum of California
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
Restaurants
Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant
The Firehouse
Zocalo
Hotels
Amber House Bed & Breakfast
The Citizen Hotel
La Rivage + Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar

Truckee

Hotels
Ritz-Carlton Highlands

Lake Tahoe

children playing in the sand of Lake Tahoe
children playing in the sand of Lake Tahoe

Tahoe City

Attractions
Gatekeeper’s Museum

South Lake Tahoe

Article
Winter Without Skis
Video
Beacon Bar & Grill–Rum Runner cocktail

South Lake Tahoe City

Restaurants
Blue Angel Cafe
Stateline Brewery

Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Attractions
Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center