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Sonoma County: Drink in the fun at Alexander Valley wine festival

Sonoma County: Drink in the fun at Alexander Valley wine festival

The only thing better than a day of wine tasting is a weekend wine festival.  And in Alexander Valley, a spirited corner of Sonoma County, that’s just what will happen June 4 to 6. Thirty-five wineries will host their own parties during the Taste Alexander Valley event, offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment and special wine discounts.

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San Franciscos historic Huntington Hotel is up for sale

San Franciscos historic Huntington Hotel is up for sale

The historic, 12-story Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa, which shares San Franciscos Nob Hill with the Fairmont, the Mark Hopkins and the Ritz-Carlton, is up for sale for the first time in its history, according to a May 6 release issued by the commercial real estate firm handling the sale. The sale also includes the hotel’s sister property, La Playa Hotel and Cottages-by-the-Sea in Carmel. The hotels are up for sale as assets of Nob Hill Properties Inc., which owns them and is being offered for sale.

The Huntington, at 1075 California Ave., bears the name of one of the early Big Four railroad barons of California. It was built in 1924 on the same promontory where C.P. Huntington and his cohorts built their mansions in the late 1800s.

The Huntington was operated as a luxury apartment building, according to the hotel’s website, until developer Eugene Fritz turned it into an elegant hotel in the mid 1940s, retaining the spacious size of the apartments for guest rooms. Its his grandchildren, owners of the Huntington and the Carmel site under the name Nob Hill Properties Inc., who are selling.

 

“These are generational hotels that have not been available to investors for more than 50 years,” Michael Leggett of the real estate firm Holiday Fenoglio Fowler said in the news release. “… The Huntington Hotel, constructed in 1924, has been significantly renovated throughout the years and has never been offered for sale.”

The Huntington has 136 guest rooms and suites, plus the Nob Hill Spa and Big 4 Restaurant. La Playa Hotel and Cottages-by-the-Sea is a historic resort just two blocks from the sea in Carmel.

-Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Photo; The lobby of the historic Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco. Credit: Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa

By LA Times

Hong Kong: Discover the magic from $1,299 per person

Hong Kong: Discover the magic from $1,299 per person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A quick sampling at a bargain price in Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco

A quick sampling at a bargain price in Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco

One grape vine yields four to six bottles of wine every year, and each glass of wine is the product of half a pound of grapes, according to the Napa Valley Visitors Information website. Check out the grapes firsthand – especially if you are seeking a starter tour of Northern California’s wine country – with a package that gives you a night in San Francisco and a daylong bus tour stopping at three wineries.

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Postcard: Diego (Rivera) does Motown

Postcard: Diego (Rivera) does Motown 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wish you were here?

And while I’m asking, how many West Coast folk know that Diego Rivera did some of his best work in Detroit?

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San Francisco: Bed and breakfast too for $75 a night

San Francisco: Bed and breakfast too for $75 a night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether spring makes you long for a stroll through Golden Gate Park or a ferry ride to tour Alcatraz, this deal perfectly positions you to roam San Francisco.

Deal: The Larkspur Hotel Union Square has a Hotwire Travel-Ticker special that saves you up to 55%. It gives you a “traditional” room, with a queen bed or two twins, and a continental breakfast for $75 per night pre-tax, or $86.74 with tax, through May 12. From May 13 through June 30, the rate rises to $89 per night, or $102.93 with tax.

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Travel-Ticker: Last-minute Easter getaways to Hawaii, San Francisco

Travel-Ticker: Last-minute Easter getaways to Hawaii, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer Easter eggs covered in Ghirardelli chocolate or would rather hunt for shells on the beach than Easter eggs in the grass, last-minute, family-friendly options are available.

Hotwire Travel-Ticker found these deals in San Francisco and Hawaii:

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Shell Vacations Hospitality: Leaving no lefty behind – no fooling

Shell Vacations Hospitality: Leaving no lefty behind – no fooling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lefties, rejoice. A chain of vacation properties is opening lefty-friendly rooms in a dozen cities and giving great rates on them too.

Deal: Shell Vacations Hospitality’s Happy April Fools’ Day deal celebrates the launch of its special lefty-friendly rooms, suites and studios at 14 locations. Introductory rates for the new rooms start at $49 per night pretax in Anaheim and San Antonio; rates under $100 are available in San Francisco, at Waikiki and Kona in Hawaii and other places.

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Cheap Hotels In Stockton

Stockton(www.flickr.com)

Stockton(www.flickr.com)

Stockton is perfectly well California Central valley, it is located near San Francisco and National park Yosemite. It is a city once described from magazine as one of “surprisingly exotic destinations”. The beauty fascinates Stockton. This is fine place for the people searching for vacation spots that merge with culture, history, exclusive shops and culinary taste. This convincing city has honor to offer the sufficient heritage, recovered up to date atmosphere and numerous cheap hotels Stockton.

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