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Sonoma v. Healdsburg, also recs for Carmel

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Sonoma v. Healdsburg, also recs for Carmel

bostondiner | Jan 20, 2009 09:52 AM

My husband and I are planning a trip to SF (from Boston) with a couple of sidetrips to Carmel and Big Sur, and to Sonoma.

We are trying to decide whether to stay in Healdsburg or Sonoma. We'll be drving up in the morning from SF and staying overnight. We'd like to spend most of the day biking between vineyards and be able to walk around town at night and have a nice dinner. Any recommendations for bed and breakfasts, vineyards and restaurants would be greatly appreciated.

We'd also like to do a trip down to Carmel and maybe do some hiking in Big Sur. Again, we'd love recommendations for bed and breakfasts/ hotels and restaurants... including a place to stop for brunch on the ride down from SF (likely on a Monday).

We're also thinking about going to Sausalito and would love some suggestions for lunch in that area.

Finally, Chez Panisse- should we try to dine there? How about the Slanted Door?

Thanks in advance for all of your help!

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