Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Northern California: Travel Guide


We arrived home from California at the end of last week and it was a sweet dream. Our restaurant, vineyard and hotel reservations were made ahead of the trip and we fell in love with all, so I thought it would be helpful to list them out in case you are ever looking to make a trip out West. It was the perfect mix between site seeing, relaxation and delicious food!

The trip started in San Francisco where we picked up our rental car and headed to Napa Valley for the night. After visiting Silver Oak and Heitz Cellars, we went to dinner at Charter Oak. Everything from the twinkle lights, wood fire ovens, and tables which each had individual drawers for your utensils added to the wonderful charm. I can't recommend it enough!

On Friday, we grabbed breakfast at the bed and breakfast we were staying at called The Bergson. We headed to a couple more vineyards, Gargiulo Vineyards and Robert Foley, before driving down to Half Moon Bay for a wedding.

On Sunday morning, we packed up our things and drove along highway 1 to Big Sur where there were the most amazing views. We stumbled across the most special little place for lunch called Coast. Photos don't even do it justice!

After enjoying the scenery, we drove to Carmel and checked into La Playa Carmel. It was the perfect part of the trip to spend some time relaxing. We grabbed dinner at Cultura the first night and La Bicylcette, the second. Both are new found favorite's!

After a couple days of slower pace, we headed back to San Francisco and checked into Mansion on Sutter. We grabbed dinner and drinks with friends on Charmaine's rooftop, which was such a treat!

The next morning, we flew back to the East coast with happy hearts, full bellies and forever memories. xx

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