Post # 1
So we had lovely plans for a bicycle mini-honeymoon up to West Marin, but I managed to injure my foot, so now I’m scrambling to find something else that might work since we’ve already requested the time off, and wondered if anyone had any thoughts. Our go-to destinations (Big Sur, Marin, Sonoma) are all hiking/biking oriented, which seems like not such a hot plan—possibly there are some other things to do there, but I’m not sure what and where!
What are your favorite places to go and things to do in the Greater Bay Area that aren’t too walking-intensive? Hoping to be off crutches and able to manage short walks by then but definitely no hikes or bike rides. Just going for a couple of days mid-week, so we don’t need to fill a huge amount of time, but will probably go stir-crazy if all we do is stay at an inn or what-have-you.
Any thoughts would be terrific. We’re trying to stay within a three-hour drive or train ride of San Francisco, and open to anything interesting. Thanks!
Post # 3
Gosh, that’s actually kind of hard.
Wine tasting seems like the most obvious to me, but you really can only do that for a day or two.
You could head up to Tahoe and sit on the beach there. Its warming up so it should be really nice. And you don’t need to walk much in a casino, if that is your thing. I’m not much of a gambler, but I am really social, so $100 at the roulette table is a lot of fun (very social and easy gambling activity).
If you don’t mind driving around an area, you could explore all of the little Sierra foothills towns, too. The Auburn/Grass Valley/Nevada City area is nice, for example. Add Placerville in the south as well. Then spend a day on the beach at Tahoe. Could be really nice.
Post # 4
Maybe Carmel and Monterey? I would stay in one of the cute B&Bs or tiny hotels. The town is very small so it wouldn’t require much walking to look in the shops or enjoy relaxing things like a pool or spa at your hotel. You could drive down to the ocean. In Monterey, you could go to the aquarium and again, small town so not much walking but neat things to look at. There are also wineries in the Carmel Valley that you could check out.
Post # 5
Im partial to Healdsburg, but then again I grew up there. Its got a fantastic town square with shops, restaurants and tasting rooms on every side. It has great little parks and its a nice town. Very tourist friendly, so not too much walking would be needed…although the side streets off the square are just as great to explore if you feel up to it.
Post # 6
Thanks all! We’re looking seriously at Healdsburg or Guerneville, since then the trip can be a bit more food-focused versus outdoor-focused, and we can still keep one night in Point Reyes…still trying to sort it all out, but this helps a lot!
Post # 7
I just came back from Mendocino and loved it. We just sat on our porch that overlooked the water at Little River Inn and just relaxed.
Post # 8
Let us know where you went ultimately. 🙂