Why We Dig It: For the farm-to-table fine dining and tony, hilly hoods. Bonus: You're close to wine country.
Cool Hotel: At the Vitale, an extra $400 per night buys you a suite with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and Bay Bridge views—from the tub! Doubles from $299 (low season) and $399 (high season); jdvhotels.com.
Photograph Courtesy of JDV Hotels