When you are searching for your next California vacation there are three things to consider: location location location. You want it and we’ve got it in American Canyon.
Make one of our lodging properties your home base and you can choose daily adventures to our neighbors.
To the north is the famous Napa Valley with more than 400 wineries, each with its own unique style, setting and history. Enjoy unforgettable wine tastings, stunning views and behind-the-scenes tours of wine cellars and caves.
For the foodies there are Michelin-starred restaurants and the famous Culinary Institute of America’s two locations in downtown Napa and the historic Greystone St. Helena where students and food lovers alike can savor the experience of a lifetime. Right next door in Napa The Oxbow Public Market has culinary treasures to pack your picnic. Grab a bike outside the market and hit the Napa Valley Vine Trail. Ride north to the town of Yountville and stop in to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery for a sweet treat. Stroll around the town for wine tasting and shopping.
Under the California sun you can paddle the Napa River enjoying waterlife and life on land at Napa’s Riverfront for world-class restaurants like Morimoto, shopping and more all located along the river.
Want to ride the rails? Sit back and explore Napa Valley on the Wine Train. Part distinctive fine dining restaurant. Part museum, it’s made up of exquisitely and faithfully restored vintage early 20th century Pullman cars. Part journey, to some of California’s most celebrated wineries. Lunch and dinner trips available.
Immediately to the south is Vallejo. Do you have the kids in tow? Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is for the whole family. Thrill rides, family rides, kids rides, animal attractions and encounters with shows starring our ocean friends and wildlife.
Head further south on the Vallejo Ferry and sail into San Francisco’s Pier 39 the premiere entertainment destination in the heart of the San Francisco waterfront. Along with two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions both on The PIER and in San Francisco Bay, PIER 39 is home to the world-famous sea lions.
From there San Francisco and all its offerings are at your fingertips. Set along the ocean, with rolling hills and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and the jewel of Northern California. The city is full of history, great neighborhoods, parks, beaches, museums, and a whole host of entertainment options and things to do. Some of the most famous attractions are Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf, but the sightseeing possibilities here are extensive. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest of its kind in North America and definitely worth visiting. For an interesting experience, hop on one of the historic cable cars and tour the city.
North of San Francisco (still just south of American Canyon) walk among old growth coast redwoods at Muir Woods. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. Want to hit the beach? Stinson Beach is one of Northern California’s best kept secrets. It’s located about 20 miles NW of San Francisco alongside Mt Tamalpais State Park. Stinson Beach is a very popular day trip for residents and tourists of the San Francisco Bay Area
Again from your homebase in American Canyon head east for more fun. Get some belly laughs at the Jelly Belly Factory. History buffs for you visit the American Armory Museum and Western Railway Museum.
Wait there’s more. Sonoma County to the west is a dream destination for amazing wine, breathtaking ocean views, spectacular summits, impossibly tall trees and unforgettable epicurean experiences. Do you feel the Call of the Wild? Walk, hike, mountain bike ride, horseback ride, bird watch, take pictures, paint, picnic, relax, learn, and enjoy nature at Jack London Historic State Park.
It’s impossible to visit Sonoma County’s Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and not be transformed, however briefly, by the magnificence of nature. There’s simply something about being surrounded by trees that have lived more than a thousand years that slows you down and causes you to reflect. When you leave a redwood forest, the world is never quite the same, at least for a little while.
Historic Sonoma Plaza’s old adobe storefronts, meandering alleyways, sunlit courtyards and historic landmarks hum with an eclectic mix of restaurants, tasting rooms, cafes, artisan boutiques, galleries—even a vintage movie house.
Entertain the kids at Safari West, Sonoma’s Train Town, Charles Schultz Museum & cool off at Snoopy’s Home Ice Rink.
More than just wine, Sonoma is known for their brews. In the last few years, more and more artisan brewers have bellied up to the bar in Sonoma County Wine Country, opening boutique operations creating finely crafted beers based on local ingredients and with production limited to small, coveted amounts. Sonoma County now has more than two dozen operating breweries, eight cideries, and 15 distilleries, with more opening seemingly every day. It’s gotten to be such a rich tapestry that Sonoma County put together a Craft Beverage Map showing local breweries, cideries, and distilleries.
Explore American Canyon for your 360° vacation!