My husband and I are coming up on our 13th anniversary and I would like to surprise him with a trip to Sonoma. I have been to Napa, but we would both prefer less crowds. My hubs enjoys a good Chardonnay and I am more of a Syrah or red Zin girl.
That being said, we are of course, what I would say, on the low-to-mid range budget. My intentions were to do 1-2 days in Sonoma -Russian River, and then drive to Yosemite for an additional two days. We are from the midwest and are not familiar at all with this region of the country. My trip to Napa was a one day whirlwind trip with a girlfriend, so I didn't get to see any of the surrounding area.
I would love to learn more about the more "budget-friendly" places to stay, wineries and restaurants (if such a thing exists) and also, what is the preferred time of year to visit?
Appreciate any and all comments and advice.Edited: 07 August 2012, 23:46