Planning a girl's weekend in October and would like to try something new and on the coast. Any good (and relatively inexpensive) ideas in short driving distance from the Bay Area? Wine in the proximity is necessary, but otherwise am open to just about anything. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
There's so much to do in the North Bay, within an hour from the city! How about renting a cabin in Inverness, a lovely costal town with beautiful hikes and cute cabins? It's perfect for girl bonding time. Then it's only a short drive over to Drakes Bay Oyster Farm for some great BBQ. Another option is to camp at Armstrong Redwoods, a state park with stunning redwood groves. The upside is you're inland from Bodega by about 20 minutes, so it's a very short drive but far from the freezing the costal fog and winds. You're also 10 minutes from wineries and 5 from the Russian River. If you're not into camping there are also some wonderful places to stay in Sonoma county. And I personally feel the towns of Healdsburg, Guerneville, Occidental, Sonoma, Calistoga, and St. Helena are far more charming and authentic than Napa with equally wonderful wines. Have a great time!
Posted Aug 03, 2011Add a comment
I'd have to recommend Davenport CA. My BF Recently had a shoot there and the views and area are simply breathtaking. They stayed in the area known as Slow coast - which is all about sustainability and organic living. Slowcoast.org
Posted Aug 04, 2011Add a comment
a few suggestions: Pacific Grove is nice coastal town with good eats, shopping & sights to see. My girlfriends & i did a weekend there. Stay in Asilomar State Park designed by Julia Morgan (discount rate with AAA card), go to the Red House Cafe for breakfast or dinner (quaint, mellow), lots of cool shops along main drag of PG, Monterey with Aquarium close by & wine/ picnic on the beach. Lots of top line chefs/restaurants in PG. Lots of wineries in Santa Cruz & Monterey counties to check out. OR head to Seascape Resort in Santa Cruz along coast. A bit pricey but they have fantastic Girlfriend Getaway packages...check their website.www.seascaperesort.com Also their Thursday night prime rib dinners are great. As Kim mentioned Davenport is right up the coast from SC. Pescadero is also a fun little town north of Santa Cruz -- - have pie at Duarte's. Enjoy!
Posted Aug 06, 2011Add a comment
I've been to multiple corporate retreats at Seascape. Great place, just a long drive from Sac.
Posted on Aug 15, 2011
What about going to Russian River? It's beautiful up there, and October should both be (a) really nice and (b) the off season. I rented a place in Guerneville for a weekend. Super quiet and beautiful, but cool bars and wineries nearby.
Going to Sonoma for a weekend is never a bad idea. The square in downtown Sonoma is historic and surrounded by tons of great restaurants, tasting rooms, hotels and bars.
Posted Aug 15, 2011Add a comment