This was probably one of the most beautiful vacations we've taken together so far. California is so picturesque that at times I felt like I was in a post card. The weather was on our side the entire week so we got to enjoy so many outdoor activities. If you are planning a trip to the west coast, keep reading to see some of the highlights of our trip.
Napa Valley Wine Train
Although this isn't technically San Francisco, Napa Valley is a short car ride away from the city. It's somewhere I've wanted to visit ever since I turned the legal drinking age. You see it in pictures but nothing compares to driving in between miles of mountainous lanscape and vineyards.
We took the very scenic route with a train tour. It takes you through Napa Valley and stops at two winery's, Charles Krug Winery and Raymond Vineyard. Before touring the winery, they sit you down on the train for a gourmet 3-course lunch. It starts with an appetizer of your choice. We started with the tomato soup that went perfectly with the basket of fresh bread. We then got the seared beef tenderloin as our entree. Both dishes were delicious paired with a red wine.
The stops at the wineries were my favorite part. You get one hour at each and all of the wine tastings are included with your tour. Charles Krug Winery, one of the oldest wineries, takes you through a private tour of the estate while telling you about the history of the wine and family behind it. Raymond Vineyards is a bit more whimsical with a winery dedicated to the owners pet frenchie and very unique decor.
You should plan your entire day around this tour. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
Company: Napa Valley Wine Train
Price Per Person: $300
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