San Francisco to Napa Valley daytrip

Old Mar 10th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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San Francisco to Napa Valley daytrip

Our family is visiting SF this April for 5 days (spring break) which will include a one-day trip to Napa Valley. Any suggestions: best time to leave SF, which routes to avoid, places to visit in Napa, restaurants, shops ....

This is our first trip to SF/Napa, any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tony and family.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 08:44 AM
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Hello, Tony, in the search window type in "easytraveler", she posted detailed reports of her trips to wine country.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 12:47 PM
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Tony,

Do you want to visit only places in Napa? The Napa Valley has more to offer than that, although Napa itself is very pleasant.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 01:00 PM
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I really enjoyed Sonoma much more than Napa - it's a smaller town, with a quaint feel. The Beringer winery gives a really neat tour - the house itself is worth the trip, I think.

Have a nice time!
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 01:02 PM
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Tony:

I would suggest visiting Beringer's and Mondavi wineries. They probably get the most visitors but I think they are both worth a visit. Both places offer free tours.
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I have posted to this question before, but when we took my mother for a day trip to Napa on a visit to SF, just followed the signs to Napa. It is a nice drive. We toured Mumms for the "champagne" process tour (very interesting) and the Beringers tour (also very good) because you get a good mix of the different wine making processes. Round out your visit by eating at any of the great restaurants that abound in the area (the CIA cooking school does a great lunch, and even a tour, but you may want to make reservations and it can be pricy). It was an easy day to and from SF and we had a wonderful time.
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