The Logistics

Getting to/around San Francisco


Lovely SF Hotels


SF Things to Do!


Where to EAT!


Further Afield

Getting to/around San Francisco

The City by the Bay is served by 3 major airports: SFO, which is a convenient 30 minute BART trip from the City (or a 20-45 minute drive), OAK, Oakland's airport, which is approx 1 hour by BART or 45 mins driving, and SJC, San Jose's airport which is a little more than a one hour drive from the City. If you're interested in seeing Wine Country or Big Sur, you might be interested in flying into/out of the smaller airports in Santa Rosa (STS) and Carmel/Monterey (MRY), which are both about 1.5 hours (or more) from the City.

You'll be able to find cheap flights on websites like,, or Car rental can be arranged on those sites as well.

If you have questions with travel arrangements, hotel, or any of that logisticky stuff, send 'em to:

For all of your Public Transit needs, look no further than these two great sites:

For detailed driving directions to San Francisco's Union Square, the main location for our Hotel recommendations and the nexus of SF's shopping scene, see here:
Click here to see a map

Hotel Options

Here are some great options for your wedding stay. We've included hotel, Bed & Breakfast, and vacation rental recommendations in the city of San Francisco only (there are other places you can check out in Berkeley (the East Bay), Marin and on the Peninsula if you're so inclineds, as well - check out the websites above or the fancypants powers of Google). We have attempted to support local businesses by posting privately-owned hotels when possible. Just remember, since we've lived here, we haven't really stayed in many hotels in our fair town...but these we think the below places are all-right. Plus, we did find some great reviews online. Please read all small print and check their reviews at before booking!

There's a few hotel options for your choosing: Green Hotels, Standard Hotels, Vacation Rentals, B&Bs.

Green Hotels

  • The Orchard Garden Hotel - Average Price: $199. Why Green? First hotel in California to receive LEED certification, and the fourth in the world!
  • Hotel Triton - Average Price: $224. Why Green? Non-toxic cleaning products, cork floors, and recycling bins in each guest room.
  • Hotel Carlton - Average Price: $219. Why Green? Solar panels on the roof, and they are carbon neutral.
  • Hotel Drisco - Average Price: $249. Why Green? They donate $200/guest room per year to community organizations. Another JDV hotel (an SF-based boutique hotel company that we dig!).

Wonderful 'Standard' SF Hotels

Vacation Rentals

A great site for SF style Victorian Houses for families or to share. In addition, we've seen great reviews for the following properties:

Bed & Breakfasts

Here's a smattering of beautiful B&Bs across town:

San Francisco Things to Do

We want you to enjoy our lovely City by the Bay before/during/after our wedding celebration! Here are a few fun things to do (most are accessible by Public Transit) in the City -- additional recommendations for places further afield (Napa, wine, Tahoe, etc) are down below:

San Francisco Things to EAT!

Our amazing City has some truly amazing cuisine. We invite you to sample some of these amazing restaurants, among our faves in the world!

Outside the City - Napa, the Coast, and elsewhere awesome!

If you have a few extra days, these nearby places are truly some of the best California has to offer. Go and enjoy!
  • Napa and Sonoma Valleys - some of the best wine comes from this neck of the woods. Between 45 and 90 minutes away, you can visit some wonderful world-class vineyards. Our faves are Teldeschi, Dry Creek Vineyards, Ferrari-Carrano, and anywhere in the Healdsburg/Dry Creek Valley area.
  • Visit Stanford (45 mins south) or the gorgeous campus of UC Santa Cruz (90 mins south) to see where Kim and Leigh went to school!
  • Hike beautiful Mt. Tamalpais ("Mt Tam") for a beautiful view of the Bay and the City
  • The Marin Headlands, including the incredible John Muir Woods are another beautiful place for a hike
  • Angel Island, in the middle of the SF Bay, is a great place for a boat ride or a picnic
  • Drive down "The 1" towards Santa Cruz for a beautiful drive past foggy coastland, artichoke and berry farms, and fun towns like Half Moon Bay and Pescadero.
  • The cities of Berkeley, Sausalito, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Sonoma all offer beautiful surroundings, neat history, and good shopping
  • On your way to Lake Tahoe, stop by the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield for a fun afternoon. Bring us some "seconds" - they're still just as good!

If you have questions about fun things to do before/after our wedding, or if you want to know where to go fishing to catch the biggest Halibut or Striped Bass in the SF Bay, send 'em along to: