Directions to Stern Grove
Below are directions from the various Bay Area locations to Stern Grove,
site of the big wedding. Included are directions to and from the
hotels that we've blocked for reservations.
Directions to Stern Grove
Parking at Stern Grove
- From the Courtyard:
Turn right on Bayhill, then a quick left on Elm, then another quick
right on San Bruno. Follow signs to Interstate 280 north. Follow
the directions given under "From the Peninsula".
- From the Ramada Inn:
Take Bay St. west (away from The Embarcadero) to Van Ness. Turn
left on Van Ness, then a few blocks later turn right on Lombard, which
is US 101 north. On Lombard, follow signs to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Once on the overpass, watch carefully for signs to CA 1 south. Exit
right on 1 south. DO NOT GET ON THE BRIDGE! Follow the directions
given under "From CA 1 South".
- From the Golden Gate Bridge:
Once off the bridge, follow signs for CA 1 south. Follow the
directions given under "From CA 1 South".
- From the San Mateo or Dumbarton Bridges:
Once off the bridge, take US 101 north to Interstate 380, then 380
to Interstate 280 north. Follow the directions given under "From
- From the San Francisco Bay Bridge:
Once off the bridge, follow signs for US 101 south. Take 101
south to Interstate 280 south Daly City. Take 280 south to the Ocean
Ave. /Geneva Ave. exit. Exit right on Ocean, and stay on Ocean 11
lights to Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn right on Junipero Serra, then
a quick left on Sloat. Follow the directions for parking at Stern
- From the Peninsula:
Take Interstate 280 north to CA 1 north (keep left on the freeway).
Once off the freeway, keep right and look for signs for Junipero Serra
Blvd. Bear right on Junipero Serra, and go about 1 mile to Sloat.
Turn left on Sloat. Follow the directions for parking at Stern Grove.
- From CA 1 South:
Go through a tunnel and Golden Gate Park. After the park, CA
1 becomes 19th Avenue. 2 miles after the park, turn right on Sloat.
Follow the directions for parking at Stern Grove.
There are two parking lots for Stern Grove.
From San Francisco International Airport to the hotels
- The first, smaller lot is the IMMEDIATE right after 19th Avenue (CA
1). This lot offers easy access to the east meadow (for the ceremony)
and the clubhouse (for the reception). There is space for only about
20-30 cars, so if this lot is full, please use the second lot.
- The second lot is a little further down Sloat. Take Sloat to Vale,
and turn right on Vale. Go straight through the gates into the lot,
and watch for oncoming traffic going down the hill. There is plenty
of parking in this lot. To get to the east meadow, walk east (the
same direction you came when you first entered the lot) through the west
meadow, the concert meadow, and the smaller parking lot.
- The east meadow is to the right of the clubhouse, past the barbecue
pits and the reflecting pool in the wooded area. The clubhouse is
at the north end of the small parking lot.
- From SFO to Courtyard by Marriott:
Follow signs from the airport to Interstate 380. About 1 mile
out of the airport, exit at El Camino Real. Turn left on El Camino
Real, and quickly get to the right lane of El Camino Real. At the
second traffic light, turn right on Bayhill. The hotel will be on
- From SFO to the Ramada Inn at Fisherman's Wharf:
Follow signs from the airport to US 101 north. Stay on 101 north,
past the exits for 3Com Park, to 280 north. Take 280 north to the
end of the freeway, following signs for Third Street. Go straight
coming off the freeway. The freeway becomes King Street (you'll pass
Pacific Bell Park on the right), and then becomes The Embarcadero.
Take The Embarcadero about fifteen blocks (it will curve to the left) to
Bay St. Make a left on Bay St. , and the hotel will be on the right
after about six blocks.
You can also check out the PDF files that we used to print
the map and directions in the invitations.
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last updated: 5/19/99