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8 Things to Do at Lake Berryessa

With summer right 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 Napa County, with a 2,000-acre wildlife area along its east side. When full, it stores 1.6 million…

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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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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. The market is located temporarily at Napa Valley College’s Upper Campus…

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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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Locals' Itinerary: Napa

Get outside and off-the-beaten-path in the city you think you already know. Morning - Stop by Sweetie Pies Bakery for a coffee and a hearty egg sandwich- you’ll need to fuel up for a big day of adventure! - Enjoy a scenic drive to Skyline Park for a peaceful morning hike or bike ride. Skyline…

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Locals' Itinerary: American Canyon

Discover open spaces and agri-tourism on this locals' guide to American Canyon. After all this sheltering in place, nothing beats a day out in the sunshine and wide-open spaces of American Canyon. Pack a cooler and a picnic blanket, grab your hiking boots, and take a mini road trip to discover this…

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A Perfect Date in Napa Valley

You’ve clearly done your due diligence and know the Napa Valley is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With endless vineyard scapes, seasonal dishes, and wine that’s often called…

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10,000 Steps in St. Helena

As far as Napa Valley cities are concerned, St. Helena is among the most walkable of them all. Wide sidewalks line both sides of Main Street. Hidden footpaths lead to hidden businesses all around…

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10,000 Steps in Calistoga

Calistoga and wellness go are a perfect pairing. The north-Valley city is famous for its mineral springs, and visitors have come for centuries to improve their physical and mental health. Today the city is home to more than a half-dozen spas for people to unwind. Walking the area is another way to…

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10,000 Steps in Yountville

Strolling is sport in the Napa Valley city of Yountville. Because the downtown corridor along Washington Street is about two miles long, because sidewalks abound, the city is eminently walkable…

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