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Trip List by LazyRomantic

Romantic San Francisco getaway

27 Dec 2006  
3.5 of 5 stars based on 7 votes

Leisurely make your way around, combining relaxation, romance, and bit of signseeing..

  • 1. Fisherman's Wharf
    Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

    Fun place, a lot of everything for everyone. Alcatrez, food, beach, Ghiradeli Square.

  • 2. Golden Gate Bridge
    Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

    Take a quick drive over the Golden gate Bridge. Picnic lunch in the park.

  • 3. Sausalito
    Sausalito, Marin County

    Drive Up to Sausalito, spend the day walking around Sausalito's main strip, Bridgeway, which runs along the water. Lunch in Caledonia Street, 1 block in.

  • 4. Silverado Resort
    Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Napa Valley

    Spend a day or two, in wine country. Posh resort rooms, a picnic at the V. Sattui winery. What more does Romance need? Head to COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in the heart of town. Have lunch there, then drive around and find a charming vineyard you like, take a tour, learn the business of wine and champagne making. Do a wine-tasting. Mumm has a great cafe overlooking the vineyard. Beringer and Mondavi are also two popular choices. Mondavi even has a summer concert series.
    The slow pace, the beautiful scenery is sure to bring a smile to any couple. Most upscale hotels will have some sort of wine package deal going on. if not, just ask your concierge for advice! Also, if you find a new favorite, ship a case back home. prices are surpirsingly reasonable. Great gifts.

  • 5. Yosemite National Park
    Yosemite National Park, California

    The official website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/
    Drive up to Yosemite and let nature steal your breath. Try and stay to watch the fiery sunset.

  • 6. Apple Tree Inn
    Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, California

    The drive to Yosemite is far. Stay overnight at a charming inn on the south rim of the park. Light a fire in the fireplace, open up one of those bottles from Napa, have a romantic dinner.

  • 7. Carmel-by-the-sea
    Carmel, Monterey Peninsula

    Drive down to Carmel-by-the-sea. Take a romantic drive on the 17 mile stretch with scenic golf courses on the one side, the ocean on the other. Breathe in the salty sea air, take the roof down and relax. Visit the Carmel Mission.

    Stay in Carmel [the Barnyard is good place for a light lunch] or drive on to Monterey for lunch and sightseeing. Walk around and find a place you like. My advice: stay overnight on the Montery Peninsula before driving back to San Francisco.

  • 8. Union Square
    Union Square, San Francisco, California

    Ah. You're back. Well, you have one last chance to shop. May as well stay in the Union Square area, and shop to your heart's content. Everything from the posh five-stars to the affordable Holiday Inns, and trandy boutique hotels are a perfect walk to the Union Square area. Don't forget a jaunt into Chinatown.