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8 miles away

St. Helena is just a quick trip down the hill, and you can often find students studying at one of the many coffee shops or taking a study break at Crane Park.

27 miles away

A well-known tourist destination, Napa is full of delicious restaurants and delightful art galleries where students can find inspiration and fun off-campus.

36 miles away

Sebastopol is famous for its quirky, artistic feel and friendly, small town vibes with one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops.

52 miles away

Bodega Bay is popular beach town, and almost every weekend you will find a group of students heading to the famous Goat Rock for vespers or some beach fun.

78 miles away

There’s no place quite like San Francisco, with world class museums, excellent concert venues, and attractions such as Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island, the Presidio, and so much more.


NorCal is full of Instagram-worthy spots, snap a few!

Snap a Photo on the Golden Gate Bridge

Get photographic evidence the bridge is really red.

Snap a Photo in a Mustard Field

What’s more iconic Napa Valley than a mustard field selfie?


Relax at the Beach

There are plenty of beaches within a short distance of PUC. Grab a blanket, a Frisbee, a guitar, and your friends and spend an afternoon on the coast.


Explore the City

There’s a reason why over 25 million people visit San Francisco each year! You will never have the same experience twice. You can catch the latest exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, have a picnic at Crissy Field, go on a shopping spree at Union Square, or catch a Giants game at AT&T Park.


Become a #Foodie

Whether you’re eating at a Michelin star restaurant or grabbing food from the infamous taco truck in Yountville, there are hundreds of delicious options in the Bay Area no matter your tastes. Find some friends and start ordering!


Think Outside

For students interested in spending time outdoors, Northern California has limitless options. Go hiking at Mount St. Helena, take a mountain bike ride on the Napa Vine Trail, raft down the Russian River, ski at Lake Tahoe, go surfing at Ocean Beach, or simply take a nice stroll through the PUC forest.

8 professional sports teams in the bay area
150 award-winning restaurants in Napa
21 state beaches
47 concert venues

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