Full day trips abound from the Haydon Street Inn.
A drive to Calistoga at the top of the Napa Valley is only
45 minutes, passing through the Knight’s Valley with its golden
hills dotted with live oaks. The city of Napa at the southern
end of the valley is a bit farther, but offers a fine day of Napa wine
One Hour Drive:
The old town of Sonomaoffers a rich
historical view of the county. Dubbed as a “bigger” Healdsburg,
Sonoma’s large town plaza boasts a city hall in the middle,
surrounded by shops and restaurants. Along the drive there are
wineries galore, some with such unique features as lavender fields (Matanzas
Creek), caves (Kunde), or tram rides into the vineyards (Benzinger). Jack
London State Park in Glenn Ellen is a favorite day trip as well.
A day trip to San
Francisco, a one-hour drive south, is a way to see the city
without the city hassles. Often guests will take the ferry into the
city from the Marin County ferry terminal, further making this day
trip hassle free.
Three Hour Drive:
The picturesque coastal town of Mendocino is a lovely 3-hour
drive away, through the Anderson Valley wine region.
We suggest staying with us long enough to experience these
wonderful side trips, along with our local activities and wineries.
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