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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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Insider's Hiking Guide: Bothe Napa State Park

We've teamed up with some of our favorite local outdoor adventurers to explore the best places to hike in Napa Valley. In this edition, we're getting off the beaten path with Denise Henquet Sprengers, founder of Get Energized NV Pilates, to explore Bothe Napa State Park in St. Helena. As early as…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: Linda Falls

High in the hills of Angwin, on the western flank of Howell Mountain, you’ll find one of the most spectacular cascades this side of Yosemite. Icy water from the Conn Creek tumbles over granite steps, splashing into pools below. Along the exposed rockface, moss grows in abundance. West of the falls…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: The Petrified Forest

In the Napa Valley, there’s old and then there’s *really* old. Old would be the building that houses 1881 Napa, a structure that dates to the year 1881. Old would be the circa-1888 Greystone Cellars complex that houses the Culinary Institute of America. Heck, in the case of wine, even Schramsberg…

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Altitude Adjustment: Napa Valley’s Favorite Hiking Trails

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to take a hike during your stay in the Napa Valley. Working off those 2,500 calories you consumed at dinner last night. Finding a glorious view after sitting inside one too many tasting rooms. Dealing with that hangover. Or just spending some quality…

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