Perfect place to stay!
We had a week-long vacation planned, with intentions of visiting San Francisco, and checking out wine country. (Napa and Sonoma) This lovely home in Vallejo was located right in the middle of those two locations, so we opted to stay there. It worked out perfectly! On days we went to San Francisco, we rode the ferry. If you ride the ferry, get a Clipper Card at the ferry terminal. It's a $3 investment, and knocks $4 off the cost of each ride. With the Clipper, the ferry ride is only $10 each way. It's smooth, clean and comfortable- and a short walk from the house. There's also a parking lot ($5) if you want to drive to the terminal. We spent a day touring Santa Cruz (beachside town with beautiful views of the ocean and a great boardwalk). One and a half hour drive from the house. We spent a day in Muir Woods with a picnic on Muir Beach- also less than an hour from the house with spectacular redwood trees. Seniors (62+) can get a lifetime pass for $10 to Federal Parks, that gets them )and 3 guests) admission! And a day traveling to Napa and Sonoma. Be prepared- wine tastings aren't cheap! Many wineries require advance reservations and some tastings are over $100 pp! We visited Sterling (nice tram ride to the top and great tasting room) and Dutton-Goldfield. (Excellent Pinot-noir)- but $75/bottle! (We did have to buy a few bottles, though) 😁 We spent three days in San Francisco, and one of our favorite days was the North Beach/Little Italy walking tour. Go hungry! You visit lots of restaurants, pizzerias, delis, bakeries, candy shops, etc. who all give you generous samples! We also walked thru Chinatown, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and Nob Hill. We definitely got our 10,000 steps in every day! We had great dinners at the restaurants along the wharf- Peruvian food at La Mer, was excellent. We'll be back- still lots to see and do- and when we return we hope to stay at this beautiful home. Karl- thanks so much for making your home so welcoming. The fresh flowers and the welcome basket goodies were very much appreciated. We cooked dinner home twice, and having the grill was great! Thanks again! Maureen and Darcy
1890 Victorian Flat (with WiFi) - Topley Estate