BRIDES Northern California: Where to Shop in San Francisco for Your Honeymoon

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How to Make Sure Your Honeymoon Starts Off Right

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With all the hectic planning around your wedding day, it can be easy to forget about the other important part of the process: your honeymoon! Even with the destination chosen, the flights purchased, and the time taken off, you're left to figure out what to pack for your first official vacation as a married couple. Whether you'll be sipping daiquiris by the pool or gearing up for a hiking and biking adventure, here are some of the Bay Area's best places to shop for that long-awaited trip for two.

For a Beach Honeymoon...
Perhaps the most important piece of gear for a tropical paradise getaway is the perfect swimsuit. Zoe Bikini, located in San Francisco's hip Mission district, carries an amazing assortment of fun and flattering suits. Feel free to mix and match tops and bottoms to find the best combo, then head over to Azalea for a chic new pair of shades.

For a Hiking & Biking Adventure...
REI is the go-to shopping destination for pretty much anything outdoorsy. Not only will you find the necessities for your upcoming adventure, but you'll also be able to choose from a stylish activewear selection — to keep you feeling sleek while you get your hike and bike on.

For that Wine Country Getaway...
If you and the hubby are seeking some R&R in nearby wine country, you'll want a laid-back wardrobe to match. Browse the selection over at Dress boutique in the city's Marina district — where you'll find an assortment of on-trend denim, sweaters, lightweight scarves, as well as other weekend-ready pieces from contemporary designers. With these essentials in tow, you'll be perfectly ready for the relaxed vibe of those Napa wineries.

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For a Relaxing Yoga Retreat...
Seeking a week of Zen after the wedding festivities? Then head over to Zobha to outfit yourself for a rejuvenating retreat with your spouse. The unique yoga-centric finds are well worth the quick jaunt over the bay to nearby Mill Valley and will have you looking amazing while giving your body (and spirit) the post-wedding-planning rest it deserves.

For European Sightseeing...
If Paris, London, and Barcelona are on your honeymoon agenda, you'll want to dress the part. Hayes Valley's Rand + Statler and Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC for short) stocks cool threads from hip European and other international designers. Once you find the perfect Parisian look, walk to nearby Flight 001 for all the travel bags and accessories you'll need for the most memorable trip of your life.

Head over to our San Francisco Vendors page to see tons of local wedding-worthy details for the big day, honeymoon, and every bridal bash in-between!

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