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      Sequoia april/may - 1½ day itinerary

      Sequoia National Park 21 hours ago

      My husband and I (35 and 45 yrs), are travelling to USA in april/maj 2015.

      On 30th of april we drive from San Francisco to Sequoia, estimated arrival late afternoon. We have booked two nights at Wuksachi Lodge. And on 1st of May we drive from Sequoia to Yosemite.

      What are the "must see's" for our stay? How would a realistic itinerary look for 1 evening, 1 hole day, and 1 morning? We want to see as much as possible.

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      Overnight rv parking, German couple

      Rancho Palos Verdes Jan 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

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      San Diego Jan 6, 2015 at 9:15 AM

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      Alabama Hills Jan 16, 2015 at 4:22 PM

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      Itinerary... please help me to make my trip perfect! :-)

      California Jan 15, 2015 at 1:35 AM

      Hey dear fellow members! We are flying to LAX at the end of May and we have our return flight 9 days later, from San Francisco. Our idea is to drive from LAX to San Francisco trough the Coast road, we´ve heard thats a really nice roadtrip. But in the other hand, theres a couple a national parks (Death Valley, Yosemite) that we would love to visit.
      Our idea would be:
      1.- Pick up the car in LAX and right away drive to death valley. (maybe spend the night there in the car, do you know if thats possible?)
      2.- From Death Valley to the coast road and spend there one day (from St.Barbara for example, to San Francisco)
      3.- Leave the car in S.Fco Airport and then drive with public transportation to the city.
      4.- Make one day tours to Yosemite and another national park nearby.

      It is of course everything "raw", and i would LOVE to read your ideas and/your experiences, that would be really helpful! Too manny days? Too few? what else we must see, etc.
      I thank you all in advance!!!!

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    • Need recommendations for San Jose To Napa limo

      by chrisrockit Online Now Oct 1, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Hi i need recommendations for 4 people on wine tasting tour from San Jose To Napa. i have searched a lot on internet but i don't have any experience with such companies, please help me to choose. :)

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 10:23 PM
    • Is there a casino in the area

      by UncleBuckMoGreen Online Now Nov 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Is there a casino in the area?

      10 Answers Nov 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM
    • Napa with a child

      by karney3515 Online Now Aug 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Are there any "kid-friendly" wineries or vineyard? I am interested even in a U-pick location.

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      3 Answers Sep 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM
    • Wedding Venue

      by 11577 Online Now Jul 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      Would anyone know of a winery that the tables are set up under a pergola of vines for the reception? Any other recommendations would be appreciated or beautiful settings, but not too expensive.
      Thanks so much for your help!

      11 Answers Sep 19, 2014 at 10:38 AM
    • 35 year old deli??

      by hollygeno Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      There is a store and deli that has been around for 35 years, it was on Barfoot Contesa's show today but I didn't get the name.

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      6 Answers Jul 22, 2013 at 6:51 AM
    • Castello di Amorosa

      by schl301 Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      I can't decide whether or not to do the tour. We're only in Napa for one day and I don't know if I want to take that much time. What will I miss if I don't do the tour?

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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      3 day Napa trip by car

      by levdeb Online Now May 20, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      Hello! Taking my wife to Napa for our 15th anniversary next month. We've never been there. I've read up a bit on things to do (Wine Train sounds cool), but would appreciate if anyone had a 2-3 day itinerary they could share. We will have a rental from SFO. Thanks in advance!

      14 Answers May 23, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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      First time to Napa

      by afrdrx Online Now Apr 28, 2011 at 1:40 PM

      Hello,

      Similar to Lemonpie's post last month, I'm looking for tips on where to stay in Napa. My boyfriend and I are in our late 20's and are making our first trip out to the area. We prefer to stay in an active area with things to do that are within walking/biking distance, but also plan to use a rental car to get to worthwhile destinations that we cannot walk to. We're looking for a vacation rental with outdoor space and a kitchen; we love to cook and I'm really looking forward to checking out some of the farmers markets and gourmet shops I've read about. We also like to wine-and-dine out, and hope to stay someplace where we won't have to rely on a car to do so. After reading books and checking out websites for weeks, I could really use some advice! We will be spending 4 days in Napa and 3 in Sonoma.

      Thanks for any input!

      13 Answers Jan 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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      Map of Wineries

      by lemonpie Online Now Mar 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM

      Hello again.....is there such a map that will show all the wineries in Napa?
      Thanks VT Friends!

      9 Answers Jan 28, 2012 at 7:49 AM
    • Looking for deals

      by Marciaoh Online Now Mar 25, 2011 at 6:30 AM

      I've heard there are coupons availble on-line for various wineries/restaurant. Where do I find them? Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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      1st Time to Napa want a hotel in the "Heart of Napa"

      by lemonpie Online Now Mar 23, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      Hello VT

      Our first time to Napa will be this summer...we want a hotel/resort in the "heart of Napa" near wineries...I have researched and cannot seem to find one that has a central location. Perhaps hotels in the "heart of Napa" don't exist and they are scattered or I am not looking in the right place. Help!

      Any suggestions would be appreciated. Price does not matter.

      Thanks everyone! :)

      21 Answers Mar 29, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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      Accomodation in CA Napa Valley

      by zuriga Online Now Mar 21, 2011 at 2:59 AM

      We've decided to add on two days in the Napa Valley to a long, CA trip. I've been there before, but it was quite awhile ago. Calistoga looks like a good destination, but we are open to any suggestions. I'd like a nice inn or B&B - maybe about200 or so a night. Anyone have a favorite spot? We'll have a car.

      6 Answers Mar 22, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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      Young couple needs advice in Napa/Sonoma for 5 days in August

      by silverspark7 Online Now Jan 1, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      I am in the midst of planning a 2 week vacation in CA for my boyfriend and I in August. Our first stop is for five days in San Fran (See post—VT Forum temporarily unavailable and then we head to the Napa/Sonoma region for another five days/four nights. We have booked four nights at Churchill Manor but I am considering shorting that to two so that we can have two days in Sonoma—is this a good idea? Is Sonoma worth a stop over, or should we remain based in Napa and simply drive over for a day's visit in Sonoma?

      We plan to visit Robert Mondavi winery and possibly La Crema—other suggestions are welcome. We would also like to do the Napa Valley Wine Train. Other than that, we have no official plans in the area and would love some advice. Maybe a spa, some shopping, and just general relaxation. The two of us are also foodies and hope to eat at some great restaurants in the area. I know that there are some "celebrity chef" restaurants in the area and think that might be cool to try one night. We also love to take pictures, so if you recommend any picturesque locations, we would love that. We wouldn't mind going on a light hike in the area if there are good places to do so. Finally, for the drive to and from Napa/Sonoma and San Fran, we would like to know of any places worth a stop.

      Thank you in advance to those who post suggestions—I've supported California wine country in the comfort of my South Louisiana home for some time now and am excited for my first trip to the area!

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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      OTHER thank French Laundry

      by yoyosh Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 9:08 AM

      Can anyone suggest a couple of nice restaurants in the Napa Valley (we're staying in Napa) that won't set me back a months mortgage, like French Laundry will?
      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 23, 2010 at 2:40 PM
    • Best hotel in Napa/Sonoma for girls getaway?

      by scottsdalemom Online Now Feb 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM

      Hi!

      I've been reading Tripadvisor, and lots of great reviews on a number of places in the Napa area.... but my girlfriend and I are looking for relaxation and a nice social scene/hotel bar, or reasonably close access to shops and restaurants. I noticed a lot of the reviews were posted by couples... and we're a couple of busy working moms getting away... any suggestions??

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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      March

      by yoyosh Online Now Jan 25, 2010 at 9:21 AM

      My wife and I are heading to Napa in March, our first trip to the region.
      Any suggestions for can't miss winery tours/tastings? We'll most likely take the "wine train" during the day at some point, but looking for other suggestions. Thanks in advance!

      10 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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      Looking for good Calistoga B&B

      by Cveilleux Online Now Aug 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM

      My husband and I are going on a bike tour and spending 2 nights in Calistoga. Anyone know of reasonable but charming nice B&B there?

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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      Where to stay?

      by prometheus Online Now Jul 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM

      My wife and I will be spending 2 nights in mid-August in the Napa-Sonoma area to visit some wineries, yet to be determined. Where would be a good place to stay? Napa or Sonoma valleys? What are some interesting wineries to visit. Thanks.

      10 Answers Jul 27, 2009 at 8:50 AM
    • napa with tours etc

      by genebeans Online Now Mar 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM

      Just thinking ogf going here this summer among other places. Is a car mandatory?
      What is suggested for maximum number of days without going bonkers with boredom.
      Are their many tours in differrent directions or most go to the same places
      Any help and advice is appreciated.Thanks-gene

      9 Answers May 13, 2009 at 7:15 AM
    • Chateau Potelle

      by LakeviewLady Online Now Feb 15, 2009 at 5:06 PM

      The winery is closed and it was one of our favorites. Does anyone know where Tony from the tasting room works now?

      Thanks,
      Cindy
      New Orleans

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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      Romantic hotel in Napa

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jan 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM

      I'm thinking of taking my wife to Napa Valley for Valentine's day. Any suggestions for hotels?
      Thanks,
      HB

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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      Places to eat in the Napa Valley?

      by travelgirl214 Online Now Sep 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM

      We are heading to Napa (actually staying in St. Helena) in a couple of days. Can anyone suggest some low-key restaurants and some nice restaurants to go eat?

      4 Answers Sep 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM
    • Napa or Sonoma???

      by oceansobe Online Now Aug 14, 2008 at 5:50 AM

      Hi everyone!!!
      I am trying to figure out where is a better location to stay, Napa or Sonoma downtown area.
      I want to visit the wineries during the day, and I am not sure which of the two will offer beter and more things to do after.
      Will wait for your reply to make my hotel reservation.
      Thanks!

      5 Answers May 12, 2009 at 10:08 PM
    • Shipping Wine

      by 18carat Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 9:53 PM

      We live in San Diego and will be flying into SF to visit Napa and Sonoma this fall and then fly to Seattle. I hope to buy some wine (not all from the same winery. Any suggestions on how to get the wine back to San Diego? Many thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2008 at 11:25 PM
    • Must Visit Wineries in Napa and Sonoma

      by 18carat Online Now Jul 11, 2008 at 9:52 PM

      I have spent a whole day on the computer going through wineries in Napa and Sonoma and they all have Tours and Wine Tasting. Given 4 days, it's impossible to tour all of them. I'll appreciate some recommendations on the wineries that are a 'must see' for scenery, 'must try' for their wine and food pairings and 'must tour' for their beauty. Are the tours necessary? Are we able to visit the wineries without booking a tour but still be able to enjoy it. Of course, there are some wineries that are well worth paying for a tour. Also, my last question... my boyfriend is not a huge fan of wine...do the wineries mind if I pay for a tasting for myself but I shared the wine with him or are they really strict?

      7 Answers May 12, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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      Camping and Wine Country in One Weekend?

      by jhoolko Online Now May 12, 2008 at 1:04 AM

      I'm trying to plan a fun weekend for my boyfriend and myself, and would like to do something great for both of us. He's really outdoorsy and loves camping, and I am more excited about the idea of a wine tasting bed/breakfast type weekend. I was hoping to get in the best of both worlds, with a night or two of camping, followed by a night or two in a more luxurious atmosphere in Napa or the like. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd also like to get some biking in there if possible. I know this is pretty specific, but thanks for any help that I can get!

      6 Answers May 30, 2008 at 3:39 PM
    • One more question regarding lodging

      by Spunke Online Now Feb 19, 2008 at 4:22 PM

      We are still on the fence regarding a bed and breakfast or Hotel. I am considering the "Dry Creek Inn" or a local B&B?? Any suggestions? We like to be comforatable and were concerned about being at a B&B and having it be a bit less privet.

      Any suggestions

      9 Answers Mar 5, 2008 at 1:49 PM
    • Sonoma vs Napa advice please

      by Spunke Online Now Feb 17, 2008 at 9:10 AM

      Can someone please give me some advice about our up coming trip to Napa. We will be traveling from SFO to the Napa region this May. I was told by my friend that Sonoma is better end less crowded?? Can some recommend a place to locate ourselves and a few spots/wineries not to miss.

      thank you for your help.

      10 Answers Apr 7, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    • Will be in Napa Nov 10-11, need place to stay

      by vcaulkins Online Now Nov 3, 2007 at 6:42 PM

      Hi!

      My husband and I will be staying in the Napa area next Sat and Sun and need a place to stay that's inepensive

      Also, any suggestions for free wine tastings on my birthday would be nice :)

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2007 at 10:53 AM
    • Lunch place between SFO airport and Napa

      by Anaisa Online Now Aug 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM

      Can any VT member suggest a good place to stop for lunch on our way to Napa from San Francisco International Airport?

      Background Info: My husband and I will be arriving at SFO on a Tuesday at 12:14 PM. Assuming the flight is on time, we estimate that by the time we pick up the rental car it'll be about 1:00/1:15 PM. I would prefer to get out of the San Francisco area and cross the bridge before stopping for lunch. Where is a good place to stop? Is Sausalito a good place? We don't have any preferences as far as cuisine, but would like something good. We don't care for chain restaurants or fast food. We like to sample local flavors and are always willing to be adventurous when it comes to food; but also appreciate good sandwiches, salads, or a good diner-style pie. The place can be a hole in the wall or a fancy shmancy restaurant. The only rule is the food has to be good. (Also, we have to be able to walk-in w/o reservations due to uncertainty of arrival time.) Suggestions?

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2007 at 3:41 PM