San Francisco and the Napa Valley.

San Francisco and Napa are the places to visit if you want to enjoy some of California's great wine and to experience a vibrant nightlife, without heading to the more tourist-frenzied southern areas. The Napa Valley wine producers have created some excellent world-class wines and tours of the region are growing in popularity with the wine-loving community.

As with any region that is popular with tourists, timeshare in the area is also sought-after. Here are three of the best resorts on offer in the RCI resorts directory for those who want to experience both the cosmopolitan feel of the city and the relaxed atmosphere of the valleys beyond.

Inn at the Opera, San Francisco.
One of the jewels in the RCI crown, this Gold Crown resort is right in the heart of the city, providing an excellent base for discovering the wonderful sights and sounds of the area. Whether your tastes run to fine dining, shopping in the best stores or simply heading out to the sights that the city is renowned for, a stay here means that you'll never be far from your ideal activity. Tastefully decorated in a European style, the accommodations are well-appointed and provide a great home from home.

The Suites at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.
Fisherman's Wharf is one of the iconic centres of San Francisco. A visit here is a must, but why not go one step further and actually base yourself here? A Silver Crown establishment, there really is no more central place to stay. The famous Hyde Street Cable Car stops right outside your door, ready to whisk you away to Chinatown, Union Square or Nob Hill and you are mere steps away from places such as Aquatic Park, the Cannery and Pier 39.

Silverado Resort and Spa.
If you would prefer to stay in the Napa area, then this resort and spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day visiting the vineyards. Set in 1200 acres of beautiful countryside, guests can choose from a number of different styles of accommodation, from standard guest rooms to large, two-bedroomed suites with their own full kitchen, dining room and living room. The spa here consists of 16 private treatment rooms with separate men's and women's lounges and a full-service beauty salon. Golfers will also enjoy this offering from the RCI resorts directory, as the North Course has been named one of the top 20 in California's 'Best Courses you can Play' list.