Wow, what can we say that would not be positive about our trip to San Francisco?! Everything was perfect! While we initially planned to be in the area due to business, Laura soon turned this trip into one of our most memorable. We stayed just over the Golden Gate Bridge at Cavello Point in a gorgeous, contemporary, unbelievably spacious and luxurious room! Laura was able to confirm an upgrade for us through her contacts at the hotel. The resort was historic, and has been totally transformed, but the part we stayed in was situated on a hill above the main lodge, and had breath taking views of the Golden Gate right outside our huge sliding glass doors. Every detail in the room was designed for comfort of the guests, and created a home away from home feeling immediately. While we almost had a hard time dragging ourselves from the room or sitting area or back patio, we did have to venture out to do some hiking around the Golden Gate as well as over the bridge, and then an amazing day hiking through the Muir Forest. With a freshly prepared breakfast every morning, and two great choices for dinner at night, as well as the spa to enjoy – coming home each day was almost the best part of the trip.
Twice we visited the charming, sea-side town of Sausalito which was a ten minute drive from our hotel (note, they have cars that guests can use) and shopped and ate amazing Italian one day and amazing seafood the next. You could visit this little town every day and not get bored. Then we dove into San Fran and enjoyed seeing some of the city.
Our next stop was Napa Valley.We had an amazing lunch at Bottega and then went to George Rubisows vineyard on Mt. Veeder. It is beautiful, especially the back vineyard and the views over to Sonoma. Laura had wonderful hotel recommendations but since we were visiting friends we stayed with them. Now we are dying to go back to stay in some of the beautiful hotels that Laura recommended.
All in all it was such a wonderful trip!