Escaping from Alcatraz may be a little too intense for some folks—so why not build a day around visiting the former federal prison. Be advised: Tours often fill up early so you’ll want to book your visit several weeks in advance. Consider a side trip to Angel Island, the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay. 

And while you're at it, be sure to find out more about Jonny’s love of California in his California Questionnaire and then listen to him talk about his Lake Tahoe favorites via the California Now Podcast