Landscape photo of 5 lodges at Cavallo Point Lodge
As the holiday season winds down, the desire for a rejuvenating getaway beckons to me. The thought of booking flights and navigating crowded airports, however, can sometimes outweigh the allure of adventure. Fortunately, we live in the Bay Area, and there's always a charming staycation solution right up north in San Francisco, Sausalito and Sonoma. We took a delightful journey through the city before landing in Sausalito to indulge in serene accommodations, delectable dining, exquisite wine, and rejuvenating relaxation.
Image of Prerna in the mirror at Cavallo Point Lodge  Image of Prerna's daughter, Pia, sitting on a red couch Image of Prerna's daughter, Pia, walking in the dining room  Family photo of Prerna with her husband and daughter in front of the Golden Gate Bridge at Cavallo Point Lodge

What to Take

A staycation in Sausalito requires a balance of comfort and style. For comfort, I was sure to pack essential cozy loungewear for relaxing in the room and walking shoes for exploring the nearby trails. For effortless elegance, I brought with me my favorite everyday, easy-to-wear travel jewels: 

For moments of quiet reflection and inspiration, I tucked a copy of "The Creative Act: A Way of Being" into my bag. This insightful book offers profound insight into the creative process, making the perfect companion for moments of contemplation and creativity amidst the serene surroundings of Cavallo Point. With these essentials in tow, you'll be well-prepared to immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of your staycation getaway.

Sethi Couture bands sit atop bookSethi Couture necklace and pendant sit atop book

Where to Stay: Cavallo Point Lodge

Nestled at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point Lodge offers an unparalleled blend of luxury and tranquility. Surrounded by breathtaking views of The Bay and San Francisco skyline, this lodge provides the perfect retreat for a long weekend escape. You can lounge in a cozy room or treat yourself in a spacious suite. With easy access to hiking trails, wellness programs, and onsite dining options, Cavallo Point Lodge promises a memorable staycation experience while immersed in nature.

Where to Dine: Seven Hills and Valley Bar and Bottle

I'm sure to include my Link Diamond Two-Tone Gold Band when adventuring out, as you'll remember from my personal stacking story. Enjoy a scrumptious bite in Sonoma at neighborhood restaurant Valley Bar and Bottle. The menu reflects our classic California seasonal produce and natural wines.  If Sonoma is a little out of reach, look no further than Seven Hills for a memorable culinary journey. Tucked away in San Francisco's Nob Hill, this charming Italian eatery captivates with its warm ambiance and exquisite fare. From handmade pasta dishes bursting with flavor to decadent desserts that tantalize the taste buds, each bite is a testament to culinary craftsmanship. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes, Seven Hills invites guests to savor the true essence of Italian cuisine in a cozy and inviting setting.

Prerna wears the Link Diamond Two-Tone Gold Band while looking at a restaurant menu  Overhead photo of board with seasonal fruits, nuts, and crostini Photo of orange flowers on tabletop overlooking vineyards at Scribe Winery  Family photo of Prerna with her husband and daughter by the vineyards at Scribe Winery

Where to Wine: Scribe Winery

Take a visit to Scribe Winery to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and venture into the serene countryside of Sonoma Valley. Just a short drive from San Francisco, this picturesque vineyard offers an idyllic setting for wine enthusiasts to unwind and indulge in the art of wine tasting. From crisp whites to bold reds, Scribe Winery showcases a diverse selection of varietals crafted with passion and precision. Whether you choose to lounge on the scenic terrace or stroll through the vineyards, you are sure to savor the beauty of the landscape while sipping on world-class wines. Added bonus: Scribe Winery includes the kid-friendly Knoll Farm, complete with picnic grounds for your little one (or ones!) to run around.

Where to Relax: The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge

After a day of exploration, there's no better way to unwind than with a visit to the spa. Journey back to the Cavallo Point Lodge and treat yourself at their spa, one of San Francisco's premier wellness destinations. From rejuvenating massages to revitalizing facials, each treatment is promotes relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit. Whether seeking solace in a serene sanctuary or basking in the healing power of holistic therapies, The Healing Arts Center & Spa offers a sanctuary of serenity away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Where to Play: Bay Area Discovery Museum

A great perk for us with the little ones in tow: the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Located in Sausalito near the Cavallo Point Lodge, this children's museum is geared towards those 6 months to 10 years of age. Pia loved exploring all the activities for a nice morning of fun right before her nap.

A staycation nearby offers the perfect opportunity to unwind, indulge, and explore without the hassle of travel. With luxurious accommodations, delectable dining, exquisite wine, rejuvenating relaxation, and endless adventures awaiting, there's no better way to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary than with a long weekend getaway in the city by the bay. Pack your bags, embark on a journey of discovery, and let San Francisco captivate your heart and soul with its boundless charm and allure. For added elegance, include our Simple Elegance Diamond Oval Hoops and Dunes White Diamond Wide Bangle.

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