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Help Plan My Honeymoon

by mychells Online Now Dec 5, 2005 at 6:06 PM

Hi all. My fiance and i would love to go to sonoma for our honeymoon.
But we have no idea where to begin.
we know we have to fly into San Francisco.
but we would like to see fishermans wharf, alcatraz, and travel down pacific coast hwy as well as tour some of the wineries.
can anyone recommend what would be the best way of doing this?
where should we stay?

any help or guidance would be GREATLY appreciatd

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by brotherleelove Online Now Dec 5, 2005 at 7:37 PM

    If you rent a car you can easily go north to the wine country and also drive south from SF down the coast highway as far as Santa Cruz or further to Monterey and Big Sur (my favorite). Or you can drive to Stinson Beach, north of SF and stop off to see the Redwood Forest at Muir Woods. If you go to the wine country you can go to Calistoga at the north end of Napa Valley, have a massage and mud bath at one of the spas and enjoy a gourmet meal at any one of many fine restaurants there.

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    RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by Roadquill Online Now Dec 6, 2005 at 1:05 AM

    How much do you want to spend for rooms. Napa and Sonoma both have luxury places and places that are more reasonable. Also, it depends upon the season. As Bro Luv said, there are wonderful places on the coast above and below SF. As to winery's, I have only done some of the Napa ones, but the Neibaum Coppola is cool to visit. After a few days in the wine country I am ready to try new stuff, SF is worth at least 3 days, plus a few more in Big Sur, maybe hang around Monterey.

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  • RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by mychells Online Now Dec 6, 2005 at 3:38 PM

    Thanks for your help. we will be going March 26, 2006.
    we are looking for a resonable hotel and definately dont mind renting a car.
    any hotel reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Is it possible to do San Fran and sonoma and napa in 5 - 7 days?

    Thanks

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    by Roadquill Online Now Dec 6, 2005 at 4:37 PM

    Try the Bel Abri in Napa or the Hotel St. Helena in St. Helena. (On my Napa page)

    You can do the SF/Sonoma/Napa in 5-7 days.

    Karl

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  • RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by mychells Online Now Dec 6, 2005 at 4:50 PM

    Thanks for your help. we will be going March 26, 2006.
    we are looking for a resonable hotel and definately dont mind renting a car.
    any hotel reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Is it possible to do San Fran and sonoma and napa in 5 - 7 days?

    Thanks

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    RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by travelgourmet Online Now Dec 7, 2005 at 10:37 AM

    San Francisco has a lot of charm for a honeymoon and is a short drive to the Sonoma and Napa Valley region. You can see the wine country in one day, visiting several wineries or spend a couple of days touring one area, Sonoma, one day and Napa the next. But on a honeymoon, I would rather stay in one place rather than pack up and uppack, once or even twice to see what you want. Base yourselves in San Francisco and drive to the areas for a day at a time. I enjoy the Best Western Tuscan Inn at Fisherman's Wharf for the charm and hospitality, as well as location and price. See website: www.tuscaninn.com
    Congratulations, and many years of happiness.

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    RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by brotherleelove Online Now Dec 7, 2005 at 10:40 AM

    Run your hotel quotes through orbitz.com to see if you can do better. They're very good at it, and SF is an expensive market.

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  • RE: RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by mychells Online Now Dec 7, 2005 at 4:20 PM

    Thank you very much for your help and well wishes. We really appreciate it.
    How is the driving situation in San Fran? We are definatley interested in renting a car and driving to Napa and Sonoma.
    i have heard that parking in San Francisco is crazy.
    Any truth to this?

    Thanks!

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  • RE: RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by mychells Online Now Dec 7, 2005 at 5:32 PM

    Thank you very much for your help and well wishes. We really appreciate it.
    How is the driving situation in San Fran? We are definatley interested in renting a car and driving to Napa and Sonoma.
    i have heard that parking in San Francisco is crazy.
    Any truth to this?

    Thanks!

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    RE: RE: Help Plan My Honeymoon

    by travelgourmet Online Now Dec 8, 2005 at 9:56 AM

    Staying at a hotel or motel in San Francisco allows for parking. Some charge, others don't. Find out if there is a cost factor for parking, it could make a difference. Most of San Francisco is easy to navigate, steep streets are a bit tricky for newcomers, so most tourists will walk or take the cable cars or busses to get to sites they wish to see. Some, like Coit Tower and the drive on Russian hill with the crooked street, a vehicle is needed. Getting in and out of San Francisco on either the Golden Gate or Bay Bridge does cost money, but only one way. Parking is no problem if you have the money.

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