Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

The Visit Napa Valley Blog

Instagram-Worthy Spots for Spring

Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in the Napa Valley. With the buds breaking on the vines, wildflowers blooming along the roadways, and winery gardens coming in full force, it’s a fantastic time to get out and find those epic Instagram spots. Here are some local favorites from our…

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A Perfect Day in Downtown Napa

Downtown Napa is the perfect destination to explore on foot. Visitors will find a slew of tasting rooms, local breweries, boutiques, restaurants, and more spanning several buzzy blocks, and you can spend an entire day strolling around and exploring the many new additions. Don’t miss public art…

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Best Places to Hike in Napa Valley

One of the top reasons to visit the Napa Valley is for its natural beauty (after the wine of course). Escaping into the outdoors is a daily ritual in Napa Valley, and because the valley is a protected Agricultural Preserve, there are more than 53,000 acres of open space to explore. With rugged…

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Working Remotely from Wine Country

In need of a change of scenery? Swap out your kitchen table workstation for a wine country WFH retreat. A midweek getaway to the Napa Valley means you can trade in those virtual meeting backgrounds for some real-live vineyard views. And, when you visit midweek it’s a snap to score dining and…

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Napa Valley Rainy Day Plan

You just arrived in the Napa Valley to a forecast of rain, and you're concerned about your carefully planned itinerary of outdoor activities. Not to worry! Even with rainy weather in the forecast, it rarely rains the entire day and the green grass, rainbows, and crisp, fresh air will ensure your…

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Napa Valley Women in Wine Tour

In 1886 Josephine Tychson founded one of Napa Valley's original 13 wineries. She was the first woman to build and operate a winery in California. In her time, her winery was known as Tychson Cellars and is now Freemark Abbey winery located in St. Helena. Today over 60% of Napa Valley wineries have…

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day, Napa Valley-Style

Rolling hills of vines. Cabernet and chocolate pairings. Hot-air balloons rising at dawn. Dinner a deux at a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Napa Valley is surely one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate romance. And Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s the time to…

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Napa Valley Zoom Backgrounds for Your Virtual Meetings

If your WFH (#WineFromHome) days are anything like ours, you’re probably in Zoom meetings more than you thought humanly possible. And, with family and pets running amok, you might not have the time (or patience) to keep your Zoom-zone looking clean and polished. We’re also willing to bet that you’re…

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How to Enjoy the Napa River

Beyond wine tasting and vineyard peeping, Napa Valley provides endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. And one thing often overlooked is the Napa River, which is one of the largest rivers in the Central Coast Range, traveling 50 miles from Mt. St. Helena to San Pablo Bay. The 17 miles from the…

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