GQ (Australia) - - TASTE + TRAVEL -

In down­town San Fran­cisco, the Ax­iom Ho­tel couldn’t be more cen­tral if it tried. Not only is it close to all the shops, restau­rants and bars you could hope for, it’s also just round the cor­ner from Pow­ell Street train sta­tion – handy if you feel like get­ting out of the city cen­tre. The rooms are cosily modern and be­yond the in-house Turn Café, staff will be able to steer you to lo­cal food and drink hotspots. Rooms from ap­prox. $255 a night; ax­iomho­ Ev­ery­one’s heard of Napa Val­ley, but nearby Sonoma County is quickly emerg­ing as one of the best side-trips San Fran has to of­fer. About a twohour drive north of the city, it’s home to more than 425 winer­ies, 11 state parks and a range of an­nual fes­ti­vals. If you’re plan­ning to stay the night (you should), check out Au­to­camp, the new high-end camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on the Rus­sian River, start­ing at $187 a night. sono­ma­; au­to­

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