This itinerary is a ridiculously ambitious but at least it will give you some ideas.
DAY ONE – Drive to Napa Valley and visit:
Domaine Chandon champagne company for a tasting
Opus one winery – which has amazing Egyptian style architecture and a great expansive view from its 2nd floor terrace
Francis Ford Coppola’s winery, tasting room, store and movie memorabilia center
Dean and Deluca gourmet store.
Dr. Wilkerson’s for mineral bath, steam and massage
On your drive back, take the Silverado trail and visit Auberge De Soliel, hillside French restaurant for an amazing view of Napa Valley, yummy snacks and fabulous dessert.
DAY TWO – Drive to/through San Francisco/Marin
Tour downtown SF and Union Square (if weekend visit Ferry Bldg’s Farmer’s Market)
Chinatown to get souvenirs
North Beach, the Italian neighborhood – get pastries at Stella’s
Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39
Lombard Street, the Crookest Street in the World
Mission, the Latino neighborhood, take a mural tour
Castro, the Gay neighborhood and business district
Haight Asbury neighborhood
Golden Gate Park
Cliff House restaurant: has mediocre food but a wonderful view and its a great place to watch the sunset
Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
Check out Sausalito city and house boats
Muir Woods Redwood Forest
DAY THREE – Monterey/Carmel
17 mile drive
Walk around Carmel
Eat at the Clint Eastwood’s Hog’s Breath Cafe
If you have loads of energy, drive on down to Big Sur
If you have EXTRA TIME consider the following:
Visiting some of the areas fabulous restaurants and nightclubs
consider having lunch on the Hornblower yacht
try taking a ferry ride to angel island, Alcatraz or Sausalito
visit to the ferry building’ farmer’s market on a Saturday or Thursday
For culture clues, pick up a copy of the East Bay Express and San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday Pink Entertainment Section or visit the website: http://sf.funcheap.com/
Visit the East Bay cities of Berkeley and Oakland.
Visit Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghettoes
Tour the University of Cal campus/Telegraph Ave
Take a drive or walk around Oakland’s Lake Merritt
For more help planning your travels in the Bay Area, visit: www.OpenRoad.TV.