Bay Area day trip: A Lodi wine country jaunt

by Amber Turpin from Mercury News

It’s been a rough year, we know. It won’t always be like this, of course, but right now, we’re still staying relatively close to home. How lovely, then, to be surrounded by such travel-worthy, drive-able and uncrowded destinations.

The words “wine country getaway” typically conjure visions of Napa Valley’s grand estates (and equally grand price tags). But Lodi offers all sorts of sipping and picnicking pleasures in much more laid-back style, all within an hour or two. You can spend an afternoon exploring now, or simply hang on to this for when you’re ready to leave the house once more.

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