Help me plan a 10-day late September northern California getaway for my parents?
May 6, 2011 8:44 AM Subscribe
Help me plan a 10-day late September northern California getaway for my parents (who are 60 year olds from the South) ???
posted by buckaroo_benzai to travel & transportation (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Sonoma county, California (just north of SF) and my parents are coming to visit for a week and a half at the end of September. Since I've only lived here for a year AND their idea of fun (laid back, easy, touristy stuff for 60 year olds) is completely different than mine, I need your help!
They are both born and raised in Georgia and don't travel much, so this is my opportunity to wow them and show them what California is all about (and why I'm never moving back to the south!).
1) What should they see and do in San Francisco and the bay area? What about Sacramento?
2) Where else should I take them that is within a 3-hour drive of Sonoma county?
3) What particular activities should they do that are unique to the late summer / early fall time frame?
A lot of stuff may be obvious like "go to the coast" or "visit the redwoods" or "go sailing in the bay" but I need details about which parks/sites are the best and what to see and do on the way to these destinations (where to eat, what bed and breakfasts to stay at, interesting things along hwy 1 or hwy 101 to stop and see, etc).
Give me your best!