Hear hauntingly compelling accounts of what it was like to live and work on Alcatraz.
Wedged between Marin County and Napa along the famed Pacific Coast Highway, is the magical coastal nook of Sonoma.
At the recently expanded and now the largest museum of modern art in the US, you'll find the greatest hits.
This year marks 50 years since San Francisco's Summer of Love – and the city is ready to party.
Flight test: American Airlines, San Francisco to Miami
When you're in it for the long-haul, fancy earphones and a glass of sparkling wine makes you feel a little bit special.
Straddling SoMa and the Financial District, history and disruption is all around in this ideal spot for the out-of-towner.
With amazing panoramas across the bay, from Alcatraz to the iconic Golden Gate, what's not to love? Save your legs from those hills and catch cable cars across to Chinatown, past its pastel-coloured Victorian rooflines, to the birthplace of hippie, the Haight. Grab a coat and watch the ethereal nightly fog roll in from a cosy bar, or experience the biggest food truck event in California; Off The Grid.