Travel Tips for SMP Workshop

October 14-16

Thank you for joining our Scalp Micro Pigmentation Workshop!  We have put together some travel tips with additional information to help make your travels trouble-free and enjoyable.  Below you will find a quick travel option and a longer scenic route option.

Option #1: Flight to SFO

You can leave Hollywood from LAX Airport or Burbank Airport (Burbank Airport is closest to Hollywood)

Once you arrive at SFO airport you can easily take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to the Lafayette station drop off. This requires only one train with no transfers, the ride is approximately 1 hour long and costs around $11.

From the Lafayette station you can call a Taxi, UBER, or LYFT ride to drop you off at the Park Lafayette Hotel (5 min drive).

Walnut Creek Taxi (925) 435-6364 or Yellow Cab (925) 798-1234

Lafayette Park Hotel

3287 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549

(855) 382-8632

Reserve online

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For more info visit

Option #2:  Drive the Scenic Coast Highway 101 to Lafayette Park Hotel California.

With this option you will need a rental car and start your day early!  This drive is approximately 7 hours.

Hertz Lowes Hollywood Hotel

1755 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 957-1219

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6343 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 503-0878

Directions to Lafayette Park Hotel:

Recommendations from Dr. Wasserbauer

There is an almost endless array of wine and wineries to be visited. For recommendations on specific wineries contact Dr. Wasserbauer.

Napa Wine Train (Tourist Option)
1275 Mckinstry Street
Napa, CA 94559
Reservations 800.427.4124

The Meritage Resort and Spa (Hotel)
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
(855) 318-1768

Calistoga Ranch (Hotel)
580 Lommel Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(888) 947-6442

Bardessono (Hotel)
6526 Yount Street
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 204-6000

Places to Visit

Legendary Napa Valley

No matter where you go, you won’t go wrong. Fall is a time of color and beauty in the valley and it all starts when the last of the grapes come in and harvest comes to an end. The valley floor is covered with yellow and red foliage and the aroma of fermenting grapes seeping out of their tanks fills the air with the smell of blueberries and yeast. Besides the complete and utter beauty of Napa Valley, there is an array of activities to suit everyone’s tastes.  From wine tasting to biking through the vineyards, you will not be disappointed.

Sonoma Wine Country

In addition to Napa, you’ll find smaller wineries and have a better chance to speaking with the winemakers themselves. This world-class wine country region is home to more than 400 wineries, including Homewood Winery, owned by Dave Homewood who aims to keep his establishment as close to a one-man winery as he can, maintaining a handcrafted winemaking approach.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge, once referred to as the “bridge that couldn’t be built,” is San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, and one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Opened in 1937, visiting it is a must. If you want to get a picture-postcard shot of the bridge, head to Battery Spencer on the Marin County side.

Muir Woods, Mill Valley

Just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can get away from the city and walk among the giants at Muir Woods, an especially relaxing place that’s like entering a stunning church cathedral. It’s filled with scenic trails offering something for all levels of hikers, and provides a fantastic opportunity to see some of the country’s oldest and tallest trees. Many of these giants are over 1,000 years old.

Alcatraz Island

This formidable fortress in the middle of San Francisco Bay was the site of the first lighthouse in the Western United States. From 1934 to 1963, it served as a federal penitentiary, housing the likes of George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Al Capone. “The Rock,” as it’s famously known, is part of the 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area and open for public tours. The best time to visit is after dark – while it’s haunting at any time, the night tour adds an extra eerie feel, particularly on a foggy night.

Carmel Coast

For decades, the stunning natural beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea has inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted world travelers. Rated a top 10 destinations in the United States year after year, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a unique, European-style village nestled above a beautiful white-sand beach where everything is walking distance. From performing arts to hundreds of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, you can do everything or nothing at all.