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The Best Day Ever: St. Helena Dreaming

Located in the heart of Napa Valley, the picturesque town of St. Helena is a world-class destination all its own. With its wealth of locally owned boutiques, eclectic mix of restaurants and tasting rooms, and close proximity to the valley’s most historic wineries, St. Helena is ideal for a Napa…

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People of St. Helena: Meet Michelle Dondero

Name: Michelle Dondero Job: Brand and Communications Manager at Brasswood Estate Hometown: East Northport, New York Education: BA in Communications and Digital Media at Fordham University Q: Describe your path working in the tourism field. I never thought my path would lead me to the tourism…

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The Ultimate Guide to St. Helena | A Three-Day Itinerary

Ah, St. Helena- where wine country dreams come true. Known for its upscale boutiques, storied wineries, and luxe lifestyle, this up-valley town is located just 60 miles north of San Francisco and is home to some of Napa Valley’s most iconic places to sip, shop, and savor. With so many spectacular…

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The Best Places to See Fall Colors in Napa Valley

Autumn is a magical time in Napa Valley. From showstopping fall foliage to the sweet smell of crushed grapes wafting through the vineyards and the excitement of another successful harvest, there’s a certain electricity in the air. And while California is not necessarily known as a fall color…

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Locals' Itinerary: St. Helena

Explore beyond Napa Valley’s Main Street and discover farm-fresh, hyper-local eats, hidden gems, and even a secret waterfall (shh!). Morning - Start your day at the St. Helena Farmers Market, a local Friday morning tradition. Stock up on farm-fresh goodies, and make sure to grab a breakfast burrito…

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The Best Scenic Drives of Napa Valley

Do you really know Napa Valley if you haven’t explored the back roads of Napa County? Autumn is such a beautiful time of year in the valley to slow down and cruise the path less traveled, so pack some snacks, grab a cooler, and hop in your car for a mini road trip adventure. We’ve included some…

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Locals' Itinerary: Calistoga

Western vibes, mountain views, and plenty of nature await. Pack a cooler, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to discover the great outdoors of Napa Valley's northernmost town. Morning - Start the day off by checking out Sam’s General Store, which opened up last fall at Brannan Cottage Inn…

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Crush That Meeting in St. Helena

St. Helena is the destination attendees think of when dreaming of the perfect Napa Valley event. The town’s natural beauty and expansive outdoor space coupled with historic venues and team-building activities make it the ideal setting to dream up grand business plans and crush that next meeting…

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5 Reasons to Visit Napa Valley this Fall

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 in October. In November, the Napa Valley is covered with yellow and red fall foliage and the aroma of fermenting grapes seeps out of their tanks and fills the air with…

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Locals' Itinerary: Yountville

Rediscover the art of passeggiata as you stroll and soak up local culture in Napa Valley’s culinary capital. Morning - Start by grabbing a coffee and a few sweet treats to-go at Bouchon Bakery, because a Yountville adventure isn’t complete without a little taste of Thomas Keller gourmet. - Next…

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