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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.

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Meadowood Napa Valley
900 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena, CA  94574
(707) 531-4788

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.

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Fairmont Hotel San Jose
170 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA  95113
(408) 998-1900

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.

Hotel Drisco
2901 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(800) 634-7277

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.

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Sandpiper Lodging at the Beach
1 Marine Way
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-1632

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.

Spindrift Inn
652 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA  93940
(831) 646-8900

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.