We're wanting to do a day trip from SF, north to visit redwoods and vineyards, it will be DH, DW, & DD19 [so we need places that are kid-friendly].
What's the best time to leave SF to cross the golden gate bridge to avoid traffic - or should that not be a concern? I was thinking of leaving between 8-9am
re: Vineyards, we enjoy rose wine. So would like a place that does good rose, we want somewhere down to earth, with beautiful grounds, and would like to be able to tour the vineyards, and see how wine is made. I have found Benziger Vineyard, which is north of Sonoma and looks interesting with it's Biodynamic Vineyard Tram Tour
re: Redwoods, it seems like the choice is between Muir Woods or Armstrong Grove Redwoods
I was thinking either;
Option 1: head straight to Muir Woods be there by 8am, then afterwards head to Sonoma/Napa, then on the way back into the city go to Marin Headlands.
Option 2: straight to Sonoma/Napa, then on to Armstrong Grove, through Bodega Bay, then to Marin Headlands.
I like the look of Benziger Winery, and don't want to miss the tram tour, which runs from 11-3pm. I was thinking Option 2.
How many wineries do you think we could hit? 2-3? I was thinking of focusing in the Sonoma area, as Napa would be more of a detour.