Best Places to Travel in 2014

Conrad Piepenburg

New hotels and tours, emerging food scenes, and special events make these places the hottest travel destinations in 2014.

California Wine Country

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Up-and-Coming Cruise Port: San Francisco
Excursion: Take a three-hour ride through Napa Valley on a restored 1915 train—passing wineries such as Far Niente (established in 1885), Robert Mondavi, and Opus One. Bonus: thanks to a conductor turned designated driver, feel free to enjoy the tasting bar, replete with some 50 local bottles at any given time.
Voyage: Azamara Quest, from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. February 10; eight nights from $1,499. —Jane Wooldridge

rows of grape vines in top destination California Wine Country

Best Places to Travel in 2014

California Wine Country

Up-and-Coming Cruise Port: San Francisco
Excursion: Take a three-hour ride through Napa Valley on a restored 1915 train—passing wineries such as Far Niente (established in 1885), Robert Mondavi, and Opus One. Bonus: thanks to a conductor turned designated driver, feel free to enjoy the tasting bar, replete with some 50 local bottles at any given time.
Voyage: Azamara Quest, from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. February 10; eight nights from $1,499. —Jane Wooldridge

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