After years of wondering – I am finally here at the Post Ranch Inn. I’ve read so much about it, and still trying to figure out. On one hand, it’s quite pricey (750 – 2000 per night) and on the other hand the photos I kept seeing looked like it was rather rustic and certainly not worth … Read More
While it shows on a maps as fairly close to the downtown SF, there is a bit of drive along 92 off the main highway 280. This weekend – its traffic filled. A friend in Paris mentioned how he once went to Half Moon Bay and said it was the most beautiful place. I have a … Read More
Presidio Park, located just before you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, is stunning. Find the “Vista Point” from there is a great view (as you see this woman in the photo – no it’s not me – I just admired her spunk in getting the shot and had to photograph it). From the Vista Point … Read More
The Northern point of wine country, Calistoga, boasts of wine, hot springs and mud baths. SF is several degrees cooler than most places around you…and when the forecast says it’s going to be warm…it doesn’t always happen. That’s when I make weekend plans to go inland to follow the sun and warmth. After 1. 30 minute drive … Read More
Napa Valley is a short, one hour drive from San Francisco. Along the way be sure to stop these three spots: 1. Yountville: to visit French Laundry Restaurant, a lunch/brunch at Bouchon restaurant or a pastry from the take-away Bouchon bakery 2. Oakville Grocery Store for local culinary treats like lavender honey, special tapinades and olive oils. … Read More
It’s an extraordinary 4 hour drive from SF to Tahoe especially from Sacramento onward thru the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. It has been a while since I’ve seen snow – this is the perfect mild setting enjoy it and not to mention, Tahoe is skiiers paradise. I am staying at a cozy Hyatt www.laketahoe.hyatt.com. The lobby … Read More
Carmel-By-The-Sea is an adorable sea-side town with cute shops: art, antiques, crafts and sandy beaches. If you are coming from LA it takes 5-6 hours, from SF it takes 2.5 hours.
It’s a great feeling driving up the Pacific Coast Highway: the gorgeous view of the crashing waves in the ocean on the left – one of the Calfornia experiences you see in movies and its exactly the same in real life (unless you’re in Malibu traffic). It takes a long time to wind up the PCH – so … Read More