Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

The Visit Napa Valley Blog

Insider's Biking Guide: Ink Grade Loop

We've teamed up with some of our favorite local outdoor adventurers to explore the best places to explore the great outdoors in Napa Valley. In this edition, we're getting off the beaten path with Tony Biagi, winemaker at Amici Cellars, to explore the Ink Grade Loop, one of Napa Valley's best-kept…

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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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Pines & Vines: Camping in the Napa Valley

When you think of Napa Valley, you probably think of luxurious and lavish accommodations (of which there are many!). From charming B&Bs to full-service four-star resorts, there’s certainly something…

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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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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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8 Things to Do at Lake Berryessa

With summer just around the corner, the warming temperatures remind us that there’s a gorgeous lake just up the hill from the Napa Valley floor. At 23 miles long, Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in…

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Outdoor Things to Do in Napa Valley

Whether you’re the rugged countryside type or you enjoy a gentle stroll through a farmer's market, the Napa Valley is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some ways to experience…

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Best Mountain-Biking Parks in the Napa Valley

If terms like “chunk,” “grunt,” and “lung-buster” are part of your vocabulary, you’re probably a mountain-biker. And although the Napa Valley is best known for its vineyard-covered valley floor, it’s…

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