Known around the world for its beauty and impressive wine production, Napa Valley is full of amazing food, wine, and scenery. From the architectural marvel of the Golden Gate Bridge to the towering Redwoods of the Muir Woods, California’s Wine Country has an abundance of new and exciting things for us to discover.
Visit what experts call the birthplace of the California wine industry, The Valley of the Moon, also known as Sonoma Valley. Indulge in a glass of 2008 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the 1876 Beringer Vineyards, arguably one of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley.
Bike a newly-completed path through Presidio National Park and over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge celebrating its 75th Anniversary, taking in an awesome panorama of the San Francisco Bay.
Hike Muir Woods through lush, fern-lined forest and grassland to an overlook boasting out-of-this-world views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco’s city skyline.
Paddle a kayak or stand up paddle board at Tomales Bay, keeping an eye out for sleeping seals and elk grazing along the shore, you may choose to taking in the sights from the vantage point of a stand up paddle board.
Cruise the Folsom Street Fair as our adventure dovetails the 28th year of the annual event.
Tour & taste wines as we visit two wineries including the 1876 Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continually operating winery in Napa and also arguably the prettiest!
Nights 1&2: Point Reyes Seashore Lodge
Built in 1988 and designed to complement the turn-of-the-century architecture of the quaint Town of Olema the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge and Restaurant features 22 rooms and 2 cottages located on three acres, which adjoins the 71,000 acres of the Point Reyes National Seashore Park on Olema Creek.
Nights 3-5: Cottage Grove Inn
Experience Napa Valley’s laid back luxury in your private resort cottage nestled amid tall trees and lush landscape at Cottage Grove Inn. Tucked into the charismatic wine country village of Calistoga, the inn is just a short stroll to restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries. Whether you relax on your private porch or curl up with a book by your fireplace, your cottage will have everything you need to make your stay is as comfortable as possible.
The hallmark of any Austin-Lehman vacation is the exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included*. Additionally, while perusing Folsom Street Fair, lunch is on your own*. Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
*please note, $200 BONUS includes $75 worth of prepaid Visa cards, courtesy of trip sponsor Jim Conlin, CFP® of Raymond James®, to cover both lunch on Day 1 and dinner on Day 3 of the September 23, 2012 itinerary.
Host City: San Francisco, California
Day 1: Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
Day 2: Tomales Bay
Day 3: Sonoma
Day 4: Napa Valley
Day 5: Napa Valley
Day 6: Napa/San Francisco
It’s your adventure, push yourself knowing you’re being fully support by experienced guides, cheered on by the camaraderie of others and that the reward of an artfully prepared meal and distinctive accommodations await you.
Or Chill! Go at your own pace, indulge in a spa treatment, we’re flexible. It’s all about you.
Hiking – 3 to 10 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
Paddling – kayak or stand up paddle in calm waters, no experience necessary.
Biking – 6 to 25 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain.
Touring and Tasting – wineries and olive press, no experience necessary.
Walking – easy stroll along the 13 city blocks of the annual Folsom Street Fair.
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