Let me start off by saying just how much I appreciate all the folks who help people like myself (aka the clueless!!!). I'd love to buy you all beers! That being said, I'm finalizing a 6 day trip with my wife (we're both 30) from NYC to the bay area.
We are flying out of NY on Sunday, June 9th (should arrive at our hotel in SF by 1am SF time). Early the next morning we're going up to Sonoma/Napa/Yountville for an evening. My thought was we'll stop in Sonoma and have breakfast, get some snacks for later at some of the well regarding bakeries in the area, move on to Napa, do a tour or two (neither of us are big drinkers but we both want to do at least one) and check out the Oxbow for lunch. We're staying at the Andaz downtown and have dinner reservations at 7pm at Ad Hoc. Do you have recommendations of good places to tour/taste that aren't too long or will we have too much down time with that?
Lastly, the next two days we're spending in Monterey at the Plaza. I want to spend the first day doing 17 mile drive, horesback riding there (the wife loves that and hasn't been in forever), Carmel, point lobos, bixby, Nepethe until Julia Burns. Do you think we should start at Julia and then work back north? I also wanted to get her a nice spa appointment at the Plaza but am wondering if we're better served doing a spa in Napa since we're not huge into wine and using that time for other things (I want to kayak, see the acqarium, sail, and i saw this service that sets up a bonfire on the beach for us to "accidentally' walk upon)
I know it's a lot - thank you all again!!