LifeLong Adventure: The great Californian road trip

Catherine Murphy drove through the Golden State and savoured a world of delights including the architectural glories of San Francisco, the delicious wines of Napa and the pristine ski slopes of the Sierra Nevadas

8th September, 2019
San Francisco is easy to get around and fun to explore

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is a spectacular structure, its lengthy span connecting Oakland with the City of Lights. Driving across it is a fitting start to an epic Californian road trip which will take in Napa Valley and Mammoth Mountain resort in the Sierra Nevadas.

This ‘city, sip and ski road trip’ begins at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square. My rental car – hired seamlessly at San Francisco Airport via the gloriously...

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