Whether it is your first time here or your hundredth, we think the Bay Area is a wonderful
place to visit and explore. Here are some recommended things to do while you're in our
neck of the woods:

* Take the audio
tour at Alcatraz (buy your tickets in advance!)
* Go
wine tasting in Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley
* Rent bikes and picnic on
Angel Island
* Eat, drink, and be merry: San Francisco has more restaurants per capita than any other
city in the US
* Drive up to
Twin Peaks for the best view of the city
* Take note, the
Castro Street Fair is on Sunday, October 1 this year!
* Hike one of the countless
trail systems that ribbon the Bay Area
* Cheer the Giants (or jeer Barry Bonds) at
AT&T Ballpark
* Visit the acclaimed farmer's market at the newly renovated Ferry Building
* For more information, start here: http://www.sfgate.com/traveler/
Hotels
Exploring the San Francisco Bay Area
Weather
Air Travel
Jenny & Patrick
September 30, 2006
Travel Info
Please feel free to explore the Bay Area and stay wherever you wish, but we have made
block reservations at the following hotels for your convenience.
Book early and say
you're coming for the "Han/Donnelly Wedding" to get these rates!

The Garden Court Hotel from $169/night (upgrades available) [Map and Directions]
* Call 650-322-9000
* Rates are subject to availability
* Valet parking is available for $15/day

The Sheraton Palo Alto $119/night [Map and Directions]
* Call 800-325-3535 or 650-328-2800
* You must make your reservations by August 30, 2006 to guarantee this rate
* Parking is available for $9/day
Wedding events will be located on the Peninsula, equidistant from the San Francisco and
San Jose airports. The Oakland airport is considerably further, about 25 miles across the
Bay.
We recommend buying your tickets as soon as you can, to ensure the best price
and availability.
These are our favorite websites for shopping for airfare:
We think the fall is the best time to visit the Bay Area! Highs should be in the mid- to
high-70s, lows should be in the mid-50s, and skies should be clear and sunny.
Exploring Palo Alto & Menlo Park
Palo Alto (and neighboring Menlo Park) is a wonderful place to live. Situated on the San
Francisco peninsula halfway between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose, we love
the weather, the convenience, and being close to
Stanford University and the Stanford
Mall. Here are some of favorite places to go in our neighborhood:

*
Left Bank Restaurant
* Cafe Silan
* The Aquarius Movie Theater
* The Stanford Theatre