Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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Best Places to Hike in Napa Valley

With plenty of open space and most of the valley designated a protected agricultural preserve, there are so many hiking trails and lakes and awe-inspiring views to explore. Yes, there is the wine. And the food. But Napa Valley is so much more than tasting rooms and restaurants. So, get out your…

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Napa Valley’s Best BBQ Joints

Just say the word “barbeque” and the fun begins. Sure, summer gets all the glory when it comes to feasts from the grill, but why not enjoy all that savory deliciousness the whole year ‘round? Plus, barbeque has a special way of bringing people closer together – maybe it’s because of the down-home…

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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Napa Valley

With the coastal Mayacamas mountain range to the west, the rocky Vaca mountain range on the east, and vine-covered rolling hills lining the valley floor, Napa Valley’s geography makes for picture-perfect sunsets. Spring and winter months can also lend some twilight cloud cover, which creates cotton…

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Pines & Vines: Camping in Napa Valley

Forget room service and chocolates on your pillow – sometimes wilder amenities call. Like going to sleep to the sound of crickets and awakening to birdsong. Sipping that glass of Cabernet by a campfire, under a sky full of stars. Spending the day floating on a lake. In addition to its wide range of…

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Best Kid-Friendly Wineries in Napa Valley

With hundreds of amazing wineries to experience, Napa Valley is an ideal destination not only for adults but for families of all sizes and kids of all ages. Many wineries offer family-friendly venues with plenty of outdoor space for the kids (and well-mannered dogs too!), while the adults can sip…

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Best Places for Ice Cream

Summer is in full swing, and that means we’re all in search of the perfect ice cream spot to cool down! Whether you’re a waffle cone loyalist, a milkshake maven, or looking for some sweet flavors with an adult twist, Napa Valley has you covered. Calistoga Up north, at the tip of the valley…

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Best Wineries to Picnic in Napa Valley

Whether fall or winter, spring or summer, Napa Valley’s beautiful weather and scenery makes it a picnicker’s paradise. As spring gives way to summer, what better way to celebrate the warm weather and sunny afternoons, than with an alfresco picnic? Napa Valley has plenty of picnic spots for outdoor…

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4th of July Fireworks & Events in Napa Valley 2022

We’re turning up the fun all weekend long with family-friendly parades, celebrations, and live music throughout the five towns. Find a list of everything to do during the 4th of July weekend in Napa Valley below. Calistoga Napa Valley’s rustic and refined Calistoga kicks off its holiday weekend on…

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Winery Cave Tours & Tastings in Napa Valley

Above-ground tasting rooms aren’t the only formal places to sip wine in Napa Valley. Many wineries also offer caves for tasting experiences, too. These caves serve dual purposes—they are cool and humid locations to store wine while it ages to perfection in barrels, and they are both beautiful and…

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month 2022

Napa Valley warmly welcomes LGBTQ+ travelers throughout the year, and especially in the month of June when there is a wide variety of events and attractions focused on LGBTQ+ guests. In addition to near-perfect weather, Napa Valley offers some of the best spots to eat and plenty of places to hang…

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