Fall travel guide

Explore beaches, back roads, vineyards, and more during the West's golden season

18 great California fall trips

It's a perfect time to explore the coast towns, tasting rooms, foodie havens, and natural wonders

Holly's Hill Vineyards
Brown Cannon III

Gold Country autumn

In the folded foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California's Gold Country, autumn lingers long into October, offering blue skies, tawny hills, and grapevines tinged fierce red

Good new restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. Even more strikingly, an influx of creative new winemakers has made the Gold Country one of the most fascinating wine regions in the West. 

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