Exploring small towns in California during the fall offers a cozy and authentic experience. So many places in NorCal come alive with the warm hues of autumn foliage, creating a seasonal adventure that’ll last a lifetime. You can savor locally harvested treats at farmers’ markets, attend quaint fall festivals, and discover hidden gems in the countryside. One such town to add to your autumn exploration list is Lodi, roughly 45 minutes outside of Sacramento. I’ve been to Lodi a handful of times, and from personal experience, I can say this fall is the absolute best time of year to check it out. Visit this small town in Northern California this fall for wine tasting, fall foliage, and a grape festival for the ages.

Have you been to Lodi, California before? What was your experience like? Share your thoughts in the comments section! You can also check out the Visit Lodi website if you’re looking for more information about planning a trip here.

Meanwhile, when you’re visiting this small town in Northern California this fall, make sure to stop by Michael David, an award-winning winery hidden in the countryside. Also, if you want to spend an overnight stay in Lodi, check out Wine and Roses via Expedia.com. This boutique hotel is the perfect home base for wine tastings and vineyard exploration.

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