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How to Plan the Best Weekend Trip from San Francisco

Hundreds of thousands of people call San Francisco their home, and with good reason. The city has an energy that can’t be found or replicated anywhere else in the world. Every now and then, we all need to pack our bags and escape our day-to-day routine. If you’re looking for a peaceful weekend in Northern California away from the hustle and bustle, here’s how to plan the best weekend trip from San Francisco to Livermore Valley. Learn all of the best ways to explore on your big city getaway with our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s filled with local recommendations to help you experience Livermore as the locals do.

Here’s What to Do on the Best Weekend Trip from San Francisco

Why Livermore Valley, CA?

Discover the Bay Area’s local wine, greatest outdoor recreation, extraordinary live music, and the No. 1 place to treat yourself with self-care and relaxation. It’s all right in Livermore Valley. This town in Wine Country California is a one and a half hour drive from the big city, making it the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway from San Francisco. With everything from wine tastings to hiking trails among state parks, there’s something here for every type of traveler. 

Sip and Savor at the Bay Area’s Top Wineries

Did you know that Livermore Valley is one of California’s oldest wine regions? This spectacular valley played a significant role in making California’s wine industry what it is today. If it is your first-time wine tasting in Livermore, here are some local recommendations.

First, you need to visit one of the best wineries in the area, Wente Vineyards & Estate. It is the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned winery in California and the United States. Wente offers several wine tasting experiences. You can even partake in a wine blending class at the Tesla Road location which allows you to dive into the art of winemaking. If you are visiting the Arroyo Road location, then dinner at the restaurant is a must.

Another excellent way to get a taste of Livermore is on the Livermore Wine Trolley. You can sample many of the region’s wines while leaving the driving to someone else. Although you won’t be driving, remember to bring your ID. Cheers!

Clear Your Mind in the Great Outdoors

If you are planning a weekend trip from San Francisco, it\’s likely that you want a temporary escape from fast-paced city life. Luckily, you’ll find plenty of places to slow down, clear your mind, and enjoy the outdoors in Livermore. You’ll find everything from bike paths that wind through Livermore’s vineyards and cattle ranches, beautiful lakes, and more.

Those who love photography must make a trip to Mt. Diablo State Park. The mountain’s beauty has inspired thousands of works of art. In fact, the early artwork of Mount Diablo helped promote the tourism and settlement of the Pacific West Coast!

The lakes in Livermore offer a stunning snapshot of the Bay Area’s diverse ecosystems. Lake Del Valle Regional Park is an excellent place to rent a boat, go fishing, or embark on an educational tour of the lake. Los Vaqueros Reservoir is another excellent park for wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing.

Indulge in a Spa Day

One of the most important aspects of any vacation is relaxation. After all, there isn’t a better feeling than returning home feeling refreshed after a weekend getaway. When you plan a spa day at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa, we will treat you with a light snack and wine menu, plush robes, slippers, and towels. Our resort’s pool and hot tub amenities are included in every spa service. Remember to check our monthly specials before planning your spa day. Facials, massages, body scrubs, and waxing services are only the beginning of what we offer.

Plan an All-Inclusive Weekend Trip at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa

interior of an accommodation at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa

Located in the lovely Livermore Valley, the Purple Orchid Resort & Spa is in the middle of the area’s greatest attractions. When you book a stay in any of our elegant accommodations, like The Meadowlark King Room, you can always look forward to the best amenities, most luxurious packages, and top-notch service. Daily breakfast, our complimentary wine and olive oil hour, and full concierge service are a few amenities that our guests can enjoy. When you are ready to plan your weekend trip from San Francisco, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa!

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