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What to Pack and Wear in Napa Valley

So you've planned the ultimate Napa Valley vacation, now you need to figure out what to pack and how to prep for days filled with world-class wines, vineyard-view hikes, and farm-fresh cuisine. Here are a few travel tips and some ideas for what you should have in your suitcase, no matter the season…

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The Best Places for Napa Valley Olive Oil Tastings

Napa Valley olive oil is among the finest in the country and is being produced right alongside our renowned wine. Olives and wine grapes share similar environmental requirements – the region's Mediterranean climate, with warm days and cool nights, along with an abundance of prime soil conditions…

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Best Places to Watch Sports

Just because you’re taking a fabulous vacation in Napa Valley wine country doesn’t mean you have to skip out on following your favorite teams while you’re away. In fact, while Napa Valley has hundreds of wine tasting rooms, it also has dozens of great sports bars and other venues that are perfect…

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Most Romantic Places to Stay in Napa Valley

Cozy or spacious, boutique or resort-like, Napa Valley accommodations are well-appointed, beautiful, comfortable, and oh-so-romantic. Perhaps you celebrate love with a quiet weekend for two or maybe your idea is more rooted in an indulgent time with the group of friends you love most. A stay in Napa…

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. With its exquisite wine, gourmet cuisine, luxurious spas, and relaxing hotels, it provides the ideal backdrop to celebrate with your special someone. For those seeking romantic inspiration, we’ve curated…

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Calistoga’s Unique Mud Baths

The town of Calistoga, at the north end of Napa Valley, offers some of the world's best mud bath spa experiences. The reason for their renowned reputation is the special mixture of mineral-rich mud found only in Calistoga, the long history of mud bath traditions dating back to the 19th century, and…

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Calistoga's Hot Springs & Mineral Pools

One of the hidden secrets of Napa Valley is its naturally occurring mineral hot springs in Calistoga. Powered by geothermal and volcanic activity, these mineral hot springs were discovered over 8,000 years ago. The earth's heat from below the surface warms the water, creating hot springs that are…

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"Wine-d Down" at the Top Spas in Napa Valley

Spa therapy is perhaps one of the best ways to wind down and rejuvenate. Time for you…that elusive opportunity for self-care that rarely seems to happen as often as it should. The new year often provides the motivation to seek such grounding, regrouping, and rejuvenation. And, lucky you…Napa Valley…

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2023 New Year's Eve Parties in Napa Valley

However you choose to bid farewell to 2023 and say hello to 2024, raising a glass in Napa Valley will be a New Year’s Eve to remember. Is it possible that another year has seemingly flown by? Indeed, in some ways, it seems to have gone by in a flash. Though, if you’re like most of us, the excitement…

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Napa Valley Holiday Gift Guide

The season of merriment and holiday gift giving is upon us. Be inspired by this curated list of online gift sets and boutique shops in Napa Valley. With an array of outstanding and unique items, experiences, goods, and services, a gift from Napa Valley is extraordinarily special. Wine gift sets and…

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