Christmas Day in Napa/Sonoma?
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;)
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.
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.
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)
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.