Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.

Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading

5 Top Reasons to Visit Pier 39 Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco (videos)

Moon Jellies at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco - photo © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Moon Jellies at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco – photo © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Get an up close view of captivating Moon Jellies, native Sharks, Bat Rays, Sea Turtles and adorable River Otters at Aquarium of the Bay – the only aquarium and nature center devoted exclusively to showcasing the marine life of San Francisco Bay. See if you can find Nemo and Dory. Meet Tahoe, the Aquarium’s the newest addition to their River Otter family. This fun and educational aquarium is conveniently located at Pier 39, near historic Fisherman’s Wharf.

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10 Stunningly Beautiful Locations in Kashmir That One Should Not Miss

This post was written by Rohit Agarwal from India.

India is a beautiful country and has a lot to offer people who come here. This country is known to be God’s own land and has such appeal that it immediately brings out the awe when one experiences it. Kashmir is the state in this country that happens to be heaven on earth – and the crown on the Indian map. Its beauty is known to all. Kashmir is a jewel for India and also happens to be amongst the major destinations that a huge number of people have on their wish list. If you have a chance to visit here, make sure you don’t miss these beautiful locations. Continue reading

Skip the Line: Universal Studios Hollywood Front of Line Pass

Universal Studios, Hollywood CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Universal Studios, Hollywood CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

What better way to see Universal Studios without the hassle of standing in long lines! Queues can be massive at this popular Hollywood attraction. A Skip-the-Line pass allows you to walk straight to the front of the line without having to wait for hours.

The all-access pass gives you all-day admission to the parks as well as one-time priority access to each ride, attraction and show that the park offers. And that’s not all! You’ll also get to enjoy some behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions with only a maximum 15-minute wait at each attraction. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in Beaune

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree - Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree – Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Passionate vintners craft world-class wine from the historic hillside vineyards of Burgundy. While winemakers tend the grapes, chefs in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, prepare outstanding cuisine to pair with their neighbor’s gems.

From luxurious fine dining to welcoming bistros, the small town of Beaune boasts over 100 restaurants, including four with Michelin-stars. During a recent visit to tour wineries and attend the 156th Hospices de Beaune wine charity auction in the city, we savored creative meals at these six top restaurants. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in the Côte d’Or

EdEm chocolate dessert - Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

EdEm chocolate dessert – Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the villages of Burgundy dining is as much an art form as winemaking. From the Grand Cru vineyards of Nuit-St-Georges in the north of the Côte d’Or to Chassagne-Montrachet, Levernois, and the small hamlet of Santenay in the south, dining opportunities abound.

Expect these restaurants to serve exceptional local wines. The name Côte d’Or harkens to the area’s “slopes of gold” as the Burgundian vines turn color after harvest. The A6 road from Paris to Lyon passes through Burgundy. Known as Autoroute du Soleil or Motorway of the Sun, the A6 is the main route to the south of France. Whether you target Burgundy for your stay or stop along the way, these four restaurants offer memorable cuisine.

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10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath UK in 2017

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK - photo © Love to Eat and Travel

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK – photo © Love to Eat and Travel

The picturesque city of Bath is one of England’s top destinations. Lined with quaint cobblestone streets, Bath is Britain’s only designated World Heritage listed city – famous for its 18th century Georgian architecture and ancient Roman Baths. The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s major attractions, celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2017 – what better time to visit this charming city and enjoy the celebrations. Check out our list of recommendations of fun things to do this year.

Located in Somerset (about 100 miles west of London), Bath is only a 90-minute journey by train from London’s Paddington Station. If you’re staying in London and are interested in visiting Bath for the day, there are some fun Guided One-Day Trips that you can take. We’ve included a few of these options at the end of our article.

Here are 10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath during this celebratory year:

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