How would you suggest that we -- a 60-something couple -- spend the week after flying into SF? I've never been to CA and expect that this will be my sole opportunity to visit the SF area. Definitely we want to spend time on the coast, but as we aren't all that interested in wine, I'd think that skipping Napa/Sonoma makes sense. This should be a relaxing time to appreciate the area, not an effort to cram as much as we can into a week.
A recent CT/RI-version of a memorable vacation included opening our eyes throughout our B&B stay to a panorama of the sun-spangled Long Island Sound...touring the Gris (birthplace of American Impressionism)...swinging with the Shiny Lapel Trio on the Ivoryton Green...toasting one another on the shaded deck of The Coast Guard House in Narragansett...watching the surfers at Point Judith...admiring the wares at a juried craft show on Guilford's Green...sampling plenty of seafood. That's what's fun for us. Who can help translate this to a CA experience?