I have thoroughly enjoyed using Chowhound as a resource to plan our family's trip to San Fran & Napa. We are traveling there from Charleston, SC for a cousin's wedding. I would love any comments or suggestions for the itinerary I've planned!
Thursday - we'll arrive, and we have the rehearsal dinner at Caminos in Oakland
Friday - Day trip in San Fran, we're thinking of touring Chinatown (eating lunch at R&G Lounge, and ordering the S&P crab) and then making our way around North Beach areas.
Saturday - Morning trip to the Ferry Building for the Farmer's Market, and an early lunch at Hog Island Oyster Bar. Wedding takes place Sat. night.
Sunday - heading up to Napa! We are staying at the Inn @ Southbridge in St. Helena. I'm trying to decide between stopping along the way up at Domaine Carneros, Jessup Cellars and grabbing a quick lunch (suggestions welcome) or picking up our lunch at Sunshine Market and going to Pride Mountain for a picnic. We have to be at Schramsberg at 1:30 for our tour. Then we need to be at Frank Family Vineyards by 3:45. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to drive up to Pride Mtn, or be able to stop at a few more. Any other suggestions in the Calistoga/St.Helena region that we could fit in after Frank Family? I know that's getting late.
Dinner Sunday night at Go Fish
Monday - Gillwoods for breakfast, then to Frog's Leap, Mumm Napa, Lunch somewhere (again suggestions welcome), Cakebread, Robert Mondavi (my brother-in-law really wants to go here), then hoping to have time to visit Peju and Cliff Lede.
Dinner Monday - something more casual. We may try to go have appetizers and drinks for sunset at Auberge du Soleil bar??
Tuesday - Back to San Fran! We're doing the Blazing Saddles bike ride over to Sausalito's, and I think we're going to have lunch at either Horizons, Scoma's or try to go up to Fish or Le Garage. We still need to decide about dinner that night too - we've heard Frances, Nopa, Zarzuela, Foreign Cinema, or even just going to Delfina's Pizza and then to Bi-Rite for some ice cream!
Wednesday - GoCars (I know, very touristy) and doing the Urban Parks Tour to see the Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks, Alamo Square, etc. I feel like it's a good way to get to see all of that.
I'm not sure about lunch - I would LOVE to go to Swan Oyster Depot - but I know that might be challenging with 6 people.
The three guys with us are doing an Alcatraz tour, while the girls shop around. Then we're having dinner at Zuni Cafe that night.
Sorry! I know this is a long post, but I just wanted to get some feedback before we leave! Thank you so much for any suggestions!!!
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga, CA
1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA
85 Liberty Ship Way Ste 109, Sausalito, CA
641 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
1320 Napa Town Ctr, Napa, CA 94559
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Alamo Square Cafe
711 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117