Northern California Honeybabymoon!
January 29, 2008 3:03 PM Subscribe
Please help me plan a honeymoon/babymoon vacation in Northern California. I'll be 20 weeks pregnant. We fly in to San Francisco 3/9/08 and out 3/16/08.
So we put off taking a honeymoon, and now I'm knocked up. This is our big chance. We are interested in scenic beauty with easy hikes, amazing food, and cool spots off the beaten path. I am personally interested in some type of prenatal spa day and possibly a not-too-hot spring. (Suggestions for a prenatal massage or spa in the city would be welcome as well.)
We don't mind driving a bit so we could check out multiple spots. We're returning to the area after we fell in love with Muir Woods and Pt. Reyes. We drove through Big Sur on the way to San Luis Opispo and that looked lovely. I'd love to see the redwoods, the ocean, mountains, wildlife, etc.
Budget-wise, we're talking about $1000 for the week, not including airfare and car rental, but including everything else. We could happily splurge some places and scrimp others. Also, we have $500 in gift certificates to Marriott owned hotels. Mostly, we just want to eat and relax, and bask in each other's company surrounded by natural beauty.
So please recommend some of your favorite restaurants, picnic spots, easy hikes, spas, bed and breakfasts, inns, must-sees, and the like. Bonus points for dreamy itineraries that include my massage!