Honeymoon in San Francisco/Napa Valley ?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

How fun!! My family always stays at the Westin St. Francis on Powell St. when we go. It is right in the center of Union Sq, and you can easily walk to most of the sights, or use the cable car! That will take you straight to Pier 39.

As for Napa, there is a beautiful winery there http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/…its a medieval castle with dinners, tours – amazing!! Also, you will be able to hop winery to winery fairly easily. My favorite winery was Paraduxx. Very chilled, with adarondack (sp?) chairs and great views. 

You could also take the Napa wine train, which I’ve heard is amazing. The link for that is on the castle website.

Post # 3
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We stayed in the Marina area, and it was nice. We could take the 30 bus pretty much everywhere. The North Beach area was probably my favorite though. It has really great dining and shops. I wouldn’t stay near Union Square as it was so bland with its big national brand name stores. I like places with more character.

As far as dining goes, it’s all divine. Definitely get pizza in Little Italy. This place was my FAVORITE: http://www.sfcapos.com/

Also, we had great seafood here: http://woodhousefish.com/. Definitely try the dungeness crab roll. It was amazing.

Post # 4
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

LittleSassLotsofClass:  Hello!


I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life, lived in San Francisco for 2 years, now live in Sonoma and work in Napa. I would be happy to recommend some places to visit.


I guess it all depends on what kind of Honeymoon you want? The Napa Valley would be so romantic, lots of things to do, but not as busy as San Francisco. San Francisco would have a lot of activities to fill up your trip, many of which can be cheap or even FREE!

Places to stay in Napa: 

The Carneros Inn is beautiful, and I think it would be SO romantic to stay in one of their Cottages. They are adorable! This would be a nice relaxing upscale place to stay, though it is set right outside of town (about 5 minutes from downtown napa). However, it is among the vineyards/beautiful views. 


There is also The Napa River Inn that is nestled downtown overlooking the River, among shops, bakery, restaurants, etc. This hotel has old world charm & a beautiful garden & courtyard to walk through up to the river front that would be SO romantic at night. 

There is also the River Terrace Inn, and several B&B’s in Historic Victorian Houses (cedar gables inn, The Beazley House etc.) 


There are many fun things to do in Napa for a Honeymoon: Hot Air Ballooning, The Wine Train, shows at the Opera House, The Uptown Theatre, Hike up to Atlas Peak, movies at Cinemark, rent a car and explore St. Helena/Calistoga, check out the town of Sonoma. 


There are many wonderful places to eat some of the best food in the world. LOVE Morimotos, Angele, Napkins…My favorite restaurants are in Sonoma: Saddles Steakhouse, The Girl and The Fig, and El Dorado Kitchen. 



San Francisco has amazing places to stay: 


Hotel Vitale-waterfront hotel, very grand. The Argonot Hotel is also waterfront/historic building. There is also the Inn at the Presidio which is a great hiking area & close to the Golden Gate Bridge. You really can’t go wrong with Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (quick connect to ferry, pier 39 etc.).


San Francisco has countless options for food, shopping, sight seeing etc. My personal favorites The San Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Greens Restaurant, Ruths Chris Steak house, the cheesecake factory above Macy’s (the view from the terrace is ridic)…


There is SO much to do in SF, blows my mind. You could walk the GG Bridge, take a trip to Alcatraz, walk on the beach, go shopping, go to the top of telegraph hill & see a view that will change your life…


I hope this helps, if you have any more specific questions let me know. Both great, though different choices for a Honeymoon!


Post # 5
7940 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

We took a trip to SF for our bdays last summer. We stayed in a “bridge to bridge view” suite at the Mandarin Oriental and it was MINDBLOWING. The service, THE VIEW! the room… clouds literally drifted through it. they even shuttle you around in a luxury car. 


If you can swing a few nights there… Holy wow. 

Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I live in SF so I can help with a few recomedations. Kokarri is hands down my favorite restaurant in the City. State Bird Provisions is the new hot place and if you want to grab a quick bite in the morning, B Patisserie is amazing. Really though, there is an overwhelming number of great places to eat.

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