THE BEST WAY
From LAX, United, American, Virgin America, Delta and Alaska fly nonstop to San Francisco. Fares begin at $128 round-trip.
Glen Ellen is about a 90-minute drive north.
WHERE TO STAY
The Gaige House, 13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; (800) 935-0237, www.thompsonhotels.com. The Gaige House offers traditional rooms in the main house, as well as Zen-style suites in the garden. Rates begin at $250.
WHERE TO EAT
For picnic lunches, visit the Glen Ellen Village Market, 13751 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; (707) 996-6728, www.sonoma-glenellenmkt.com. Most sandwiches are $6.99.
For dinner, The Fig Cafe & Wine Bar, 13690 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA, 95442; (707) 938-2130, www.thefigcafe.com. Serious comfort food meets California cuisine. Entrees between $9.95 and $19.95.
Also for dinner, Saffron Restaurant, 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95422; (707) 938-4844, www.saffronrestaurant.com. A romantic restaurant that features local ingredients prepared with creative Spanish and Asian influences. Entrees run $16 to $28.
WHERE TO VISIT
Figone's of California, Jack London Village, 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; (707) 938-3164, www.figoneoliveoil.com. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Wine Country Chocolates, Jack London Village, 14301 Arnold Drive; (707) 996-1010, www.winecountrychocolates.com. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Eric Ross Winery, 14300 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; (707) 939-8525, www.ericross.com.
Jack London State Park, 24000 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA; (707) 938-5216, www.parks.ca.gov/?page _id=478. There's hiking, horseback riding, a museum devoted to Jack London and the ruin of his home, Wolf House.
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