Northern California

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay 

Vineyard: Artesa Winery

This was my first visit to the San Francisco area. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay which has been recently renovated. The food was very good and the staff was friendly. The rooms were nice but a bit on the smaller side. The main attraction is the ocean views and golf course, beautiful.  

And, what is a trip to NoCal without stopping by a winery? We tried Artesa Winery. Cute layout and not too crowded. The wines we tasted were good but the staff was not very friendly which was a disappointment. We also visited Alcatraz, the Golden Gate bridge and the saw sea lions doing what they do. Yes, weird.