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A2fay Dec 2, 2007 10:56 PM

Any ideas for anything for a coupla travelers to do on xmas day in either napa or sonoma counties other than eat at one of the resorts???Please help us wayward NWerners, chowhounds of the Bay area;)

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    ggiles Dec 6, 2007 10:12 AM

    Christmas day is generally sunny and blue up here. Pack a lavish picnic or make a reservation for lunch and then plan to head outside. The Sonoma coast is rocky and wild and lovely; in Marin, there's Mt. Tamalpais, Stinson Beach and the Pt Reyes National Seashore. I heard some rumblings that Manka's, the most-excellent resto in Inverness adjacent to Pt Reyes, was trying to continue its annual holiday meal even after last year's fire. But the main point is: make it about being outside.

    1. Shane Greenwood Dec 5, 2007 06:20 AM

      2 years ago I had dinner on Christmas at Saddles in Sonoma. It's a good steak house in a nice location attached to a resort-like hotel. We had a wonderful time there.

      http://www.macarthurplace.com/

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        skipndana Dec 4, 2007 12:33 PM

        Agreed - Slim pickings:

        http://export.opentable.com/opentable...

        1. foodiegrl Dec 4, 2007 12:18 PM

          Looks like pickings are slim.
          Lunch reservations are currently showing up online:
          Auberge du Soleil
          Carneros at the the Lodge at Sonoma
          Sante at the Sonoma Mission Inn
          Solbar at Solage Calistoga (that would be my pick)

          1. Carrie 218 Dec 3, 2007 04:50 AM

            Yep - movie theaters are about it... bring a Scrabble board. Where are you staying? You might want to schedule yourself for some blow-out banquet at one of the resorts. No wineries open that I can think of.

            1. maria lorraine Dec 3, 2007 01:27 AM

              Sorry to say it's pretty much a snuggly snore in wine-country that day. Everything's closed. Well, almost everything. A few resorts, restos, and movie theatres are open. Good luck.

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