Saying goodbye to these two as we head out for a long weekend without them.
I was able to plan a long getaway weekend with my husband and it was so hard to figure out what we would do for 3 nights 3 days because there are so many things we want to do. The first time we did a getaway was for one night and one day and that was SO amazing and we understood how great it was to have us time.
There were so many choices and so many places we want to stay at but we had to make sure we are not too far away in case of the kids and since Milo was at his first away camp we wanted to be close to him as well. We really wanted to take the opportunity to stay at Point Ranch Inn or Ventana Big Sur but unfortunately they did not have any rooms available on the nights we wanted.
Had to stop by the installation, Into the Clouds by FriendsWithYou at Westfield SF Centre.
We had to stay close to Napa for our last night since we had to pick Milo up from his away camp the next morning. We played with the idea to stay at Napa/Sonoma/St. Helena area the whole trip but we couldn’t find much activities to do for that many days. Finally we decided to stay 2 nights 2 days in the city and our last day in Napa. It turned out to be a perfect combo. We made dinner plans with our friends each night and during the day we shopped and visited all our favorite eatery and just walked around the city (walking around is so nice with no kids).
Our view from our St. Regis room.
We ended up staying at the St. Regis again for our city part and we stayed at the Vintage House at Yountville. Both places were great and very convenient location.
It was our first time staying at the Vintage House and the location was amazing, walking distance to Yountville and we got ourself a little bungalow which was a very nice experience. We even put down Vintage House as a place that would be good to stay with our kids.
I am already thinking where we could go next time when we get a chance to do a little getaway sans kids.
I am a big fan of local getaways especially when its a family friendly place. I am always on the lookout for new luxury family friendly hotels in the area where we can go for a getaway. We heard about the Lodge at the Presidio opening and I got on board in making a reservation for us. We stayed 2 nights and we had an amazing experience.
We got a 2 Queen beds corner room and we were pleasantly surprised by how spacious it was especially with my 3 children. The bathroom was nicely sized and it had 2 sinks which worked very well for a family of 5. We always wished for bigger size bathroom in our hotel rooms since it always tend to get too crowded with all of us taking turns to do our stuff. The room is very clean (given that it is a brand new hotel) and we had a bit of a problem with the draining issues in the shower but since everything else was nice we didn’t complain. They had complimentary breakfast which we took advantage of. It was set up in the lobby dining area and you seat yourself but each table is set up with linens and plates/silverware which made it extra special.
The location is perfect. We were right next door to the Walt Disney Museum and parking was so easy. We dined at the Presidio Social Club which was delicious and very family friendly. It was a nice stroll to and from the Lodge.
The kids enjoyed their stay and they loved running around in the lawn with the big red chair.
I have shared this place with many families and it is already saved in my list as a place to go locally.