Post # 1
I’m going to visit my cousin who just moved to San Francisco next week. She just moved there so she doesn’t really know her way around yet. Any advice on what we should do? I really want to go to wine country, any vineyards that anyone would recommend? Any good bars or restaurants? Thanks for any help!!
Post # 3
V Sattui is a great vineyard for first-time visitors to wine country. They have a nice picnic area but can get crowded. Darioush is a super cool winery — if you have a group, do the wine and cheese pairing, it is really fun.
As to places in SF, what kind of food do you like? There are great restaurants here of nearly any cuisine.
Post # 4
Wine country is big w/a lot to do. Usually you have to concentrate on one area (Napa, Sonoma or Healdsburg). Each of those areas has a different feel to it, Napa kind of being more upscale, wine snobbish and has more expensive tasting fees to Healdsburg being the most laid back/casual w/lower priced tasting fees. All areas are great though w/wonderful wine and beautiful settings. If you go to Napa/Yountville area you can’t go wrong with Grgich Hills, Cakebread (need to make reservations though), V Sattui, and Stag’s Leap. If you head over to Healdsburg, just head over to Dry Creek Valley and drive up and down Dry Creek Road or W Dry Creek Road (they are parallel to one another). You can’t go wrong!
Other great SF stuff to do: Head over to the California Academy of Sciences (on the weekday b/c it’s a zoo on the weekends), go to the Cartier in America exhibit at the Legion of Honor, drive over the Golden Gate bridge (or take the ferry there) and visit Tiburon for the day… grab a bite/drink at Sam’s on the water, honestly the possibilities and things to do are endless!
As for restaurants, there is any type of budget/type of cuisine here. My fav Italian place in North Beach (the Italian neighborhood in SF and fun place to go to at night for drinks) is Ideale Restaurant. You can also get yummy Indian food at the trendy Dosa (go to the one on Fillmore St). After dinner catch a movie at the Kabuki Theater right down the street… nicest theater I’ve ever been to (it has reserved seating). Let me know if you want anymore help, you can email if you’re interested in more info.
Hope you have a great time!
Post # 5
i love V Sattui! good choice!
2223 (Restaurant) at Castro district is nice
China Town fortune cookie factory – you can see how they make fortune cookies and buy fresh ones
Post # 6
We’re honeymooning for a bit in Napa and San Francisco! We’re planning to visit Far Niente, Schramsburg, Silver Oak, and Puma Springs (I think that one’s in Sonoma though).
Post # 7
There is a Wine Tour that will pick you up in SF and take you to Napa for the day. Not sure how good it is as I’ve never done it myself
There is Pier 39 for the usual tourist walk through…
There are museums & really a lot of things to do…the Fiance & I just spent the weekend there. Check out the website below for exact ideas…HAVE FUN!!!