San Francisco/Bay Area 3-Day Immersion Experience

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

 Ocean Beach

 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

 Muir Beach

DAY THREE – Monterey/Carmel

 Monterey Aquarium

 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:

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.

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