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Old 07-23-2016, 06:33 PM   #11
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:37 PM   #12
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Petaluma KOA is the best "big-rig" RV park in the area. We stay there often with our 35' 5th wheel. Ask for an "end site" which has additional real estate compared to the sites in the middle of the pack. The best thing about the park is that you are in Petaluma, and only a three minute drive from the Lagunitas Craft Brewery. Order their "Around the World" Sampler, but make sure you have a designated driver to take you back to the RV!!

Also, do not miss touring the Marin/Sonoma County Cheese Makers. The French have nothing on these cheese makers. My favorite is the Triple Cream Jalapeno Brie. It is to die for!
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:03 PM   #13
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Petaluma KOA is the best "big-rig" RV park in the area. We stay there often with our 35' 5th wheel. Ask for an "end site" which has additional real estate compared to the sites in the middle of the pack. The best thing about the park is that you are in Petaluma, and only a three minute drive from the Lagunitas Craft Brewery. Order their "Around the World" Sampler, but make sure you have a designated driver to take you back to the RV!!

Also, do not miss touring the Marin/Sonoma County Cheese Makers. The French have nothing on these cheese makers. My favorite is the Triple Cream Jalapeno Brie. It is to die for!
I think I am getting home sick. Been away for about 36 years except for very short visit.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:19 PM   #14
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A couple years ago we stayed in Vallejo, California at Tradewinds RV Park. Their website shows $39/night. Rates
One day we drove into San Francisco and one day we took the ferry from Vallejo. Driving our long bed F150 was not much fun in the city and parking was difficult to find.
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We were just in San Francisco last month. We stayed at Marin RV Park. This is north of San Francisco and Sausalito.

We were there for 5 nights and mostly toured throughout San Francisco each day. Marin RV Park was a super convenient location as it was a short 10-15 minute walk to the Larkspur ferry to San Francisco. This ferry will take you to downtown San Francisco and you do not have to worry about driving or expensive downtown parking.

This was a very clean RV park and the staff were friendly and helpful. The sites were definitely big enough to accommodate larger rigs. While this is not a scenic campground it was a good and convenient location for traveling around San Francisco.

If you don't already know, San Francisco can be cold during the summer if you are near the bay. If you are not prepared, especially at night, you will be taking home some souvenir San Francisco sweat shirts.

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We were just in San Francisco last month. We stayed at Marin RV Park. This is north of San Francisco and Sausalito.

We were there for 5 nights and mostly toured throughout San Francisco each day. Marin RV Park was a super convenient location as it was a short 10-15 minute walk to the Larkspur ferry to San Francisco. This ferry will take you to downtown San Francisco and you do not have to worry about driving or expensive downtown parking.

This was a very clean RV park and the staff were friendly and helpful. The sites were definitely big enough to accommodate larger rigs. While this is not a scenic campground it was a good and convenient location for traveling around San Francisco.

If you don't already know, San Francisco can be cold during the summer if you are near the bay. If you are not prepared, especially at night, you will be taking home some souvenir San Francisco sweat shirts.

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This is well looking into, use to live in the East Bay in Martinez, as you mentioned you also wanted to see the winery, easy trip from Marin County, as you go up highway #101 to the Redwoods, You can stay at the fair grounds in Ukiah. Very large spaces very few people even know that they can camp there and it's cheap. Redwoods start just above Ukiah. The ferry is your best bet to see SF and travel from Marin County. you will be dropped off at Fisherman's wharf. From there a couple blocks away you can catch the SF trolley. Public Transit is very good all over SF. You are going to just love it. It's true the coldest summer I ever spent is in SF. When it gets in the 70's it's like a heat wave. I raised my family there 27 years. Used to race sail boats in the bay....
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Trailer Villa in Redwood City can accommodate your rig, and has full hookups. Ain't cheap but it is CA! We have stayed there a few times. Not pretty, lots of asphalt, but a safe, clean park with good laundry.
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We are currently staying at Haif Moon Bay State Beach. 40' rv spaces plus separate truck pad. Electric only but dump and fill a ailable at park entrance. Flush toilets and showers. $50/night. Not in SF not a long drive over the mountain from San Mateo. Beach access and a view of the whales in the surf right from your campsite.
Been there three times and love it. Not sure what the drive downtown is on a weekdays but it's not bad on the weekend. Great place to be. Great eating up and down the highway and interesting things to see.
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If you don't mind a bit of a drive look into the State parks and RV campgrounds look around Bodega Bay and Dillion beach. Just be prepared for wind. The closer you are to S.F. the more you are going to pay and like you said be packed in there. These are west of Petaluma. I grew up in Sonoma and use to go there as a kid on day trips. My brother and his daughters goes there to camp on weekends and loves it there.
Perhaps you meant "Doran Beach" (at Bodega Bay; it's a Sonoma County Regional Park, I believe). Good place for beach walks, almost always coolish but sometimes very windy. Had 36 straight hours of strong wind last stay. Allow 90 minutes, at least, to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
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Perhaps you meant "Doran Beach" (at Bodega Bay; it's a Sonoma County Regional Park, I believe). Good place for beach walks, almost always coolish but sometimes very windy. Had 36 straight hours of strong wind last stay. Allow 90 minutes, at least, to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
Nope, there is a place called Dillion Beach. It is near Tomales. Went there a lot as a kid. Right at the beginning of Tomales Bay and still apart of Bodega Bay.

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