Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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Best Places to Picnic in Napa Valley

With amazing weather and scenery year-round, Napa Valley is a picnicker’s paradise. And what better way to enjoy the beauty of the valley in full autumn glory than with an alfresco picnic? Whether you’re seeking a day of hiking and outdoor adventure or looking for a more laid-back family-friendly…

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Ditch the Car: Best Way to Tour Napa Valley

Whether you're looking to be a more eco-friendly traveler or just prefer to slow down and explore at a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of ways to enjoy wine country without renting a car or using rideshare services. Napa Valley is home to breathtaking scenery and mild weather year-round, and…

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Best Pools to Lounge By this Summer

In our opinion, there’s no greater pleasure than sitting by a beautiful pool with a novel and a drink in hand. With summer in full swing, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite hotel pools in the Napa Valley. Solage Resort in Calistoga just completed a major renovation, adding private cabanas to…

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Beyond the Wine: Tastings in the Napa Valley

When your teeth turn purple, it's time to change things up. Luckily, the diverse valley has you covered, whether you're in the mood for high tea or prefer a craft cocktail made with farm-fresh local ingredients. Beer There’s a beer revolution (literally!) brewing in Napa Valley, with roughly a…

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Cabana Lounging in the Napa Valley

The sun is shining, and summer is in full swing in Napa Valley. It's the perfect time of year to slow down, relax, and enjoy the beauty of wine country from a private cabana. Whether lounging poolside…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Co

Local olive oil comes with a side of history at the Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company in St. Helena. The shop, which lives in an old white barn two blocks east of Highway 29 behind The Charter Oak restaurant, has been selling oil, salumi, cheeses, and a variety of imported Italian foods…

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Hidden Gems of Napa Valley: Kollar Chocolates

Watch Kollar Chocolates on the Hidden Gems of Napa Valley IGTV series. Napa Valley’s most famous chocolatier brings a fine-dining sensibility to the chocolate business for sweet treats with flavors such as fennel pollen, poppy saffron, miso chili and more. And, yes, the goodies are as delicious as…

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Pack a Picnic in the Napa Valley

Gorgeous Napa Valley parks and sweeping vineyard views make picnics a daily pleasure. Here’s where to find the best provisions: In St. Helena, Gary's Marketplace has quickly become a favorite for its high-end deli and bakery. Grab a boxed lunch, like the prosciutto, soppressata, roasted pepper…

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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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