(Closed) San Fran & Napa Valley Honeymoon Recommendations Please Help!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Tons of great B&B’s in Napa. Ride the Wine Train: http://winetrain.com/

Sign up for Groupon, Living Social, etc as limo packages go on sale all the time; you can do a private limo tour of Napa and hit about 5 wineries. Take in a Library Tasting at Cakebread.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you want to stay in napa, or just go there for a day with a tour.  

a tour is good because you dont have to drive, but going it on your own can allow much better places to tour and you can pick up some great food up there in their gourmet delis and have a picnic in many of the vineyars. Sequoya Grove has great wine and a great picnic area to have lunch.

As for San Fran, the traditional toursit stuff you find on the internet really are great things to do. Def do the Alcatraz tour, and take a ferry ride to Sausolito for the day and rent bikes. Eat at this great place called Fish. Its a local and sustainable fish (and other stuff) restaurant that is casual and you eat outside on the water. You can look at the house boats, great views, lots of great shops.

Golden Gate park is awesome. If you have the budget the Sunday Champagne Brunch is fabulous!!! at the Cliff House. Its on the beach, on a cliff, walking distance to GG Park. I would do it, consider it a nice dinner out in terms of cost (it serves as both lunch and breakfast) and then spend the day in the park. The science musuem there is also worth it.

How many days will you have?

 

@fishbone:  Agree about the discount sites, they will have great things to do while here for cheap.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would recommend going to Sonoma/Russian River valley over Napa.  It’s gorgeous, more low-key and affordable, and closer to San Francisco.  

You won’t run out of stuff to do, or places to eat, in San Francisco.  Here are some ideas from the local magazine: http://www.7×7.com/arts-culture/100-things-do-you-die 

I think most of the hotels are centrally located in the Union Square area.  That’s probably where you’ll want to stay.  If you don’t mind walking up steep hills, I recommend staying at the Fairmont.  It’s a beautiful historic hotel, at the top of Nob Hill.

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