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For our beloved family and friends flying in from Buffalo New York, we compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in the Bay Area!
Petaluma

Petaluma

Petaluma, CA

This is the town Nancy and her family are from! Travel around and see where she grew up! Head to Sax's Joint for Bryan and Nancy's favorite breakfast/brunch! For lunch, you can go to Dandy Sandos to get AMAZING sandwiches. You cant go wrong with Everest (the best Indian food you'll ever eat), Cucina Paradiso (Italian food, we strongly recommend their Rigatoni Alla Carcerata with extra sauce), or Plaza Tequila (their Quesabirra is BOMB). If you like to shop, Ooh La Luxe is our favorite local boutique for cute clothes! This picture is from downtown Petaluma. Walk along the brick path next to the water (Petaluma River) in Downtown!

Wine Tasting In Wine Country

Wine Tasting In Wine Country

Napa, CA

If you're coming to the Bay Area in California, you HAVE to go wine tasting in WINE COUNTRY!!! Gloria Ferrar and Domaine Carneros are my family's favorites! I included a link of a couple of different wineries depending on the vibe you want to go for!

Baker Beach

Baker Beach

Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA 94132

To visit the spot of many of our engagement photos, head to Baker Beach! Its close to a lot of the other nice beaches nearby. WARNING San Francisco has a lot of car break ins, so make sure you take everything out of your car! The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach is breathtaking!

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941

To do something fun outdoors under the infamous California Redwoods, head to Muir Woods for a beautiful hike under the trees! Parking is by reservation in advance ONLY, so make sure to buy your parking pass far in advance!

Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point National Historic Site

Marine Drive Bldg 999, San Francisco, CA 94129

Walk though more California history as Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California's Gold Rush through World War II. This is one of our favorite view points of the Golden Gate Bridge. WARNING: Car break ins in SF. Empty your cars!

Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza

1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

For guests that love to shop, Downtown Walnut Creek is one of our favorite places to do so! Its in a safe area, and there are larger malls as well as so many stores/boutiques along the area within a couple mile walk! For food, there are TONNNS of restaurants. Buckhorn is good for bbq, there’s also Nick the Greek, Cheesecake Factory, and Gotts Roadside (for burgers) are some of our favorites. Nancy got her wedding dress from downtown Walnut Creek/Concord!

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

1690 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94121

A super cute photo op and super close to 2 of our other favorite spots in SF (Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach! Depending on the time of year, it might have a bunch of tulips in bloom right next to a windmill that looks like it was from the Netherlands! WARNING: There are a ton of car break ins in San Francisco. So make sure there's nothing in your cars!

Sonoma Square

Sonoma Square

1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476

On Tuesday nights, there is a huge farmers market in the cute little Square where you can try local food trucks, listen to live music, walk around the square to have a picnic in the park, browse local stops, and check out the Mission San Francisco Solano across the street for a little piece of history! We love the Tuesday Night Farmers Market here!! Check out Sonoma Cheese Factory by the park for local cheese, and Harveys Mini Gourmet Donuts for small donut holes that you can see being made on site!

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes Lighthouse

27099 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937

A gorgeous hidden gem nearby beautiful California beaches! Walk down the stairs to see another piece of California History and then venture to Drakes beach nearby!

Drakes Beach

Drakes Beach

Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937

Next to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, this is another beautiful beach in California that we have been to!

PIER 39

PIER 39

San Francisco, CA 94133

This is one of the first places Nancy took Bryan on his first visit to CA! It is right by the shore, and close by to the tour of the famous CA Prison: Alcatraz. Within pier 39, there are more shops where you can buy plenty of SF themed souvenirs, as well as cute ocean themed restaurants ! WARNING: There are a ton of car break ins in San Francisco. So make sure there's nothing in your cars!

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, CA

Alcatraz reveals stories of American incarceration, justice, and our common humanity. This small island was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum security federal penitentiary. In 1969, the Indians of All Tribes occupied Alcatraz for 19 months in the name of freedom and Native American civil rights. Take a journey through Californian History and see the prison where Al Capone was held!

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

If you want a full on tour of many different science disciplines, the California Academy of Sciences is one of our favorites! They have an aquarium, dinosaur exhibition, a planetarium, a giant terrarium, and an albino alligator!

Lagunitas Brewing Company

1280 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA 94954

The Country-known beer company had its big break in Petaluma! Come visit the first brewhouse of Lagunitas!

Farmers Markets

Some of our favorite things to do are to go to local farmers markets and get fresh produce! Here are some of our favorites! 1) Petaluma Tuesday Morning Farmers Market (10am-1:30pm) 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma CA, 94954 2) Petaluma Saturday Late Afternoon Farmers Market (2pm-5pm) 201 Fourth St. Petaluma CA, 94952 3) Sonoma Square Tuesday Evening Farmers Market (3:30pm-8pm) W Napa St & Broadway, Sonoma, CA, 95476

Jelly Belly Factory Tour/Candy Store

1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533

Tour the Jelly Belly Factory and take some candy for the road at their gift shop!

Yosemite National Park

9035 Village Dr, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389

You truly can’t go wrong with Yosemite National Park. It is absolutely gorgeous. You can hike, camp, explore the beautiful mountains, etc! It is 4 hours away from Vallejo, so it is a bit of a drive. We’d love to go, so if anyone is interested in going after the wedding, let us know and maybe we can figure out a group trip! Directions are set to the Yosemite Visitor Center where you will find maps and gift shops before going into the park. Since Yosemite is very large, it can be hard to navigate. Physical maps are recommended in case cell service is lost.

Lake Tahoe

Tahoe City, California

There are ENDLESS things to do in Lake Tahoe!! Swim, boat, camp, spas, hike, shop, go to a beach, see beautiful landscape, zip lining, etc. We recommend looking at multiple tour websites for all the recommendations to see if any of them fit what you want to do there and your interests! It is also about 3-4 hours from Vallejo. So plan accordingly if you want to go. We’d also love to go there too. So if you are interested in visiting Lake Tahoe after the wedding, let us know!

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