ows of seemingly endless grapes and vines at a vineyard in Livermore Valley, one of the greatest Bay Area getaways.

4 of the Most Amazing Places for a Bay Area Getaway

Every now and then, we all get the urge to pack our bags and escape the day-to-day routine. Whether you are looking for a beach vacation, a wine country retreat, or a weekend filled with exciting nightlife, we know where you can find it all! From the Golden Gate Bridge to the vineyards of Livermore Valley, the possibilities for a Bay Area getaway are endless.

After your Bay Area getaway, you will return home feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated. If a wine country getaway is at the top of your list, then cut your planning time in half by requesting your free Livermore Valley Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on the area’s best wineries, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and more!

4 Great Ideas for Bay Area Getaways

Livermore Valley Wine Region

We may be partial to Livermore since we call it home, but you can’t go wrong by putting the Livermore Valley Wine Region on your list of Bay Area getaways. For one, Livermore Valley is ripe with wineries and vineyards. You can certainly visit the wineries by car, but an unforgettable way of experiencing the valley is by bicycle. Wine tours on the trolley are also an excellent option! In addition, Livermore’s award-winning downtown is a relaxed destination for shopping and dining.

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is only an hour drive away from Livermore Valley, making it great for a day trip during your weekend getaway at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa! Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this charming seaside town offers incredible Pacific Ocean views, miles of sandy beaches, redwood forests, and more. Horseback riding on the beach, world-class golfing, and surfing are all popular activities at Half Moon Bay. This historic town has a rich agricultural past and present. With plenty of farm fresh dining and restaurants, it is the perfect place to get a taste of the Bay Area!

San Francisco (The North Beach/ Telegraph Hill)

San Francisco is one of the most popular Bay Area getaways, but the city itself has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming. We recommend booking a stay in San Francisco at the North Beach/Telegraph Hill area. If you get peckish while wandering around the area, definitely look out for Little Vine. This chic cheese and wine shop serves up truly scrumptious sandwiches, both with meat and vegetarian options. Finally, you must hike up to Coit Tower. It’s a slim white concrete column atop Telegraph Hill, built in 1933. The observation deck is accessible by elevator and offers unparalleled views of the city, the San Francisco Bay, and the two bridges.

San Jose

Many know San Jose for its spectacular wine tasting rooms, but there is so much more that makes the Capital of Silicon Valley a fun place to visit. Founded in 1777, San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area. It is home to the headquarters of tech companies like Cisco Systems, eBay, and Adobe Systems. The city is home to a number of neighborhoods, lending different feels depending on which one you’re in. However, Santana Row is one of our favorites! This neighborhood has a European feel with a village of shops, restaurants, bakeries, a central garden, and upscale living areas. If you happen to visit in the summer months, you can enjoy free outdoor concerts at the year-round farmers market on Sundays!

Your Bay Area Getaway Awaits

Set against the backdrop of Livermore Valley and our very own olive orchards, a stay at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa is a destination in and of itself. When you stay in one of our elegant accommodations, like Rustler’s Rhapsody, you can always expect the best amenities, special packages, and top-notch service. 

While in Wine Country, only the best will do, so spoil yourself accordingly with some Wine Country nurturing. Our monthly spa specials are the perfect way to do it! Whether your body is aching for a deep tissue massage or your skin is thirsting for a facial, our spa has everything that you need to relax and unwind. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our availability and book your stay today!

If you are planning a Bay Area getaway to Livermore Valley, remember to download our free vacation guide!

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