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San Francisco/Bay Area 3 day Extravaganza

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.

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