(credit: Meadowood Napa Valley)
The San Francisco Bay Area has it all for the newlywed couple on their honeymoon: outdoor adventures, city nightlife, rustic surroundings, beaches. A hotel in the heart of San Francisco, beaches just north of the Golden Gate, the Napa Valley wine country, or a waterfront view in Monterey; the choices are endless.
Meadowood Napa Valley
900 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
Wine country is always a choice spot for honeymooners. Wineries galore, gorgeous views, out in nature and away from large cities. The country club atmosphere also lends exclusivity to the private honeymooners, with a package deal that includes a private breakfast and couples massage. The spa also includes skin care and body treatments for her, while he can go out for a round of golf on one of the premier courses in Northern California.
Fairmont Hotel San Jose
170 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
As any Fairmont hotel, San Jose’s Fairmount offers luxury and quality. With rooftop pools, a full spa, plenty of shopping choices and nightlife, the Fairmount fulfills the romance and excitement within a city atmosphere. Part of their honeymoon package even includes an in-room breakfast for two, and you can even get a couple’s suite at their Tova Day Spa, with fruit and French champagne.
2901 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in San Francisco, Hotel Drisco is a perfect destination for your honeymoon in the city by the bay. With a short walk to high-end boutiques or one-of-a-kind shops, and a short ride to the historic Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and a walk on an ocean beach, honeymooners have an abundance of choices to fill their day. Hotel Drisco has a dedicated staff to anticipate any honeymoon need, and you can enjoy their romance package in a private mansion-type room including silk rose-petal turn down service and a guaranteed late check-out.
Sandpiper Lodging at the Beach
1 Marine Way
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
For the more rustic couple, a honeymoon at the beach will do just the trick. Located about 25 miles north of San Francisco, Sandpiper Lodging in Stinson Beach has it all: cabins, cottages, a quick walk to the ocean or breakfast in their private garden. With three and a half miles of beach at your disposal, even during the busiest times of year, honeymooners can find a semi-private spot. For the outdoor and adventurous couple, there is also the seven mile Dipsea Trail from the beach to Muir Woods National Park, a picturesque redwood forest.
652 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Going farther south, just on the edge of what is considered the San Francisco Bay Area, the Spindrift Inn gives a quaint, European-style charm with an oceanfront view. Their romance package includes dinner for two at the renowned Sardine Factory and an in-room massage for two. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or looking for an outdoor activity, Monterey has it all. The world famous Cannery Row, from John Steinbeck’s novel, offers world-class restaurants and gift shops, or take an exploratory journey through the Monterey Bay Aquarium, often praised as one of the best in the country.
Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.