Filoli, Woodside, CA
Filoli Mansion and Gardens is a great place for the holidays. It is a short drive outside San Francisco. They have an amazing Christmas light display, but the gardens and mansion are a worthy day-time experience, as well.
The gardens are beautiful and they grow a variety of citrus, apples, vegetables and more. We saw a deer trying to sneak into the vegetable garden. There is also a nice nature trail and we saw a banana slug!
Looks like a rolled leaf, moves like a snail and the color of a mango
There is a fine cafe. I had a nice quiche with a wonderful Waldorf salad.