We are looking to do day trips in late August and thought if we stayed out of SF it might be cheaper. Does anyone know a good spot for 5 adults where we could access SF and the wine region. Is this feasible? 3 are from Australia and 2 from DC.
San Francisco and the wine country are separated by some distance. Depending on where you are, it could be 1-2 hours. So you have at least 3 choices: stay in SF, stay in the wine region, or stay midway in Marin County. Not sure what is of interest to you, but I think with 5 or you, I'd rent a car and stay in Marin, somewhere along the 101 corridor (Mill Valley, Sausalito, Larkspur) and then drive or take transit south (ferry from Larkspur or Sausalito, or bus) to San Francisco for day trips, take the car north to explore the wine country and Marin (hiking). over 7 years ago
Oh, you really do need help! "Cheaper" than what? And what is your price range? Will you have a car? It is only an hour's drive from SF to Napa or Sonoma, but there is no public transportation. What else do you want to do? How many days have you allotted for The City itself? Parking in SF can push $50/day at a hotel or in a garage. Is your purpose wine?
If you'd like some specific help, let me know. Dee over 7 years ago
It depends on your budget; this is an expensive area and the high end hotels around Napa and Sonoma can be just as expensive as in SF. I would stay in SF and make a day trip to Napa Valley. Yountville and St Helena are particularly fun towns. On the other hand, if you have 5 people, it could be fun and more affordable to actually rent a vacation house through one of the websites like vrbo.com. There are plenty to choose from, both in the Bay Area and Napa. over 7 years ago