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Yet another long SF/Napa itinerary for you to critique


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Yet another long SF/Napa itinerary for you to critique

sixteenbiticon | May 15, 2011 06:29 AM

We are celebrating our second wedding anniversary by spending a week in SF/Napa Valley in August. This trip has been one of the more difficult ones I've researched. Here is what I have so far. Please steer me in the right direction.

Saturday: Flight arrives at 10am.
Check in to hotel near Civic Center around noon.
Check out Ferry Building/Farmers Market until 2pm.
Take BART to Oakland.
Beers at The Trappist.
Sight-see in downtown Oakland (Cathedral of Christ the Light, Lakeside Park)
Cocktails at Adesso.
Dinner at Commis. (7 or 8pm?)
If we're still hungry (which I highly doubt) a sundae at Fenton's Creamery.

Sunday (this is where I need help)
9:30 brunch at The Red Door Cafe
Maybe check out the beach after that?
Early dinner at The House (this place looks good, but not great. Recommendations for another spot to have dinner closeish to Pier 33?)
Alcatraz Night Tour leaves at 6:45 (lasts about 2.5 hours)
What to do afterwards? Drinks or dancing? Dessert?

Breakfast at Tartine Bakery
11am Anchor Brewery Tour (safe to walk from Tartine?)
Tour Mission district Murals
SUPER BURRITOS (best in the mission? Have sights on Espiga de Oro according to
Ice cream at Humphrey Slocombe or Bi-rite or doughnuts at Dynamo (will check twitter for flavors that day)
Head over to Golden Gate Park. Check out Haight Ashbury and the house from Full House (surprise #1 for my wife) on the way.
Walk Golden Gate Park (Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, Botanical Garden, Windmill?)
Shoot down to Wonderful Foods Co for Bubble Tea (wife really wants bubble tea, this seemed like the best time to fit it in)
Shoot up to Tommy's for Margaritas.
Should this day end there?

I also want to check out Lands End Trail and the Golden Gate Bridge. What should we try to fit into this day? Twin Peaks? MoMA? HELP.
I'm very very intrigued by both Naked Lunch for their foie gras duck proscuitto sandwich, but it's pretty out of the way. Ditto for HRD Coffee Shop, interesting looking lunch options but also out of the way. Or lunch at Zuni Cafe?
I was interested in doing Perbacco for dinner, but since we're regular visitors of NYC, which also has great Italian, should we look elsewhere? Where would you recommend our last dinner be? Canteen?

Very early check-out.
Walk over to Hertz to pick up rental car at 7am. Breakfast is a point of contention. We want to be in Muir Woods upon opening at 8am. Was thinking I could pick up something light from the Starbucks near Hertz and then eat at the Muir Woods Cafe when it opens at 9am (my wife is a HUGE grilled cheese nut). My other thought was keeping some Dynamo doughnuts in our hotel room. It doesn't bother me that they'd be a day or two old.
Hike Muir Woods. Leave at 1pm at the latest.
2:30pm cave tour at Gundlach Bundschu.
4pm Tour at Truchard
6pmish dinner at Grace's Table or Rotisserie & Wine or Bistro Sabor or... I'd be perfectly fine doing dinner at Gott's Roadside which would open up our Friday lunch spot. Thoughts?
Check in to Petit Logis in Yountville.

Breakfast at Bouchon Bakery
10am tour at Schramsberg
noon lunch at Solbar
1pm Couples Mudslide and Massage (surprise #2 for my wife)
3pmish tasting at Chateau Montelena
430ish tasting at Vincent Arroyo
Head back to Yountville
8pm dinner at Redd (very excited about this place)

Balloon Ride with Napa Valley Balloons Inc (surprise #3 for my wife)
Breakfast at Bouchon Bakery
10:30am tour at Kuleto Estate Winery (the winery I'm looking forward to the most)
Noon shoot down to Napa to have a quick lunch at Gott's Roadside before our 2pm tour at Hendry Winery. Would we be better off hitting the Gott's in St Helena and then checking out some wineries near there instead? Which would you recommend?
5pmish head back to hotel to relax/freshen up
7pm dinner at Bouchon (this was the most difficult dinner to choose. Is Bouchon worthy of our last dinner before we leave?)

Flight leaves at 1pm so the wife wants to be at the airport to turn the car in at 11am. According to google its about a 2 hour drive from Yountville to the airport so that means we'd have to be on the road by 9am. Suggestions for breakfast along the way?

That's it. I'm sorry if this seems a little insane. Feel free to tell me what I should change or suggest alternatives. Thank you!

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

Fenton's Creamery
4226 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Wonderful Foods Co
2035 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Japanese Tea Garden
7 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Kuleto Estate Winery
2470 Sage Canyon Rd St, Helena, CA

HRD Coffee Shop
521 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

4395 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA

3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Bistro Sabor
1126 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

Hendry Winery
3104 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558

Rotisserie & Wine
720 Main St, Napa, CA 94559

Grace's Table
1400 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559

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