I only have 3 days to visit the SF/Bay Area. Any suggestions?
San Francisco/Bay Area 3-day immersion experience
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 Delulca 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.
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
- 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
- For culture clues, pick up a copy of the Bay Guardian, East Bay Express and San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday Pink Entertainment Section
Visit the East Bay cities of Berkeley and Oakland.
- Have breakfast at Bette’s Oceanview in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto
- Visit Albany Waterfront Park to see the lost art park
- 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.