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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? Spring 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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Napa Valley Rainy Day Plans

Sure, wine country is beautiful in summer when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. But winter in Napa Valley is also surprisingly serene and fun, even when it’s pouring down rain. Rainy days simply nudge you to double-down on cozy and intimate activities, which is easy when there are so many…

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Celebrate a Milestone Birthday in Napa Valley

Make your best plans to celebrate your milestone birthday (or any birthday, for that matter!) with these suggested itineraries sure to satisfy anyone – young, sage, youthful, wise. No matter the number, celebrate in Napa Valley style and live your best life. Round up your celebration squad and get…

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Napa Valley Road Trip: The Backcountry of Highway 128

Looking to go off-the-beaten-path in Napa Valley? Look no further than California State Route 128 east, also known as Sage Canyon Road, which winds its way through the Vaca Mountain Range and up to Lake Berryessa. On this hidden gem of a road trip, you’ll find historic boutique wineries…

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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 ‘bottled poetry,’ the Napa Valley is the perfect couples escape. But, did you know that each of the five…

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Old School Napa Valley: A Photo-Worthy Itinerary

What’s the opposite of shiny and new? Authentic and real — and there’s plenty of that to discover in Napa Valley. If you're one of those people who love a classic old sign that has stood the test of time, or just want those great shots for Instagram (tag us @VisitNapaValley) head to these iconic…

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Graveyards and Ghost Tales in the Napa Valley

As Halloween approaches, it’s the perfect season to remember that the Napa Valley has a rich and colorful past. Generations of Native Americans, Mexicans, pioneers, Italians, and Germans have lived and died here – some of them under violent or mysterious circumstances. The Napa County Historical…

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Plan Your Own "Wine Country" Movie Adventure in Napa Valley

Wine Country hits Netflix on May 10 th ! Amy Poehler’s directorial debut is actually based on real life: Co-writers Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey wrote the screenplay after a girls’ trip to Napa Valley for Rachel Dratch’s 50th birthday (there really was a tarot card reader and a paella chef). The…

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Top 10 Things to do in Napa Valley – From an Insider

We’re kicking off Cabernet Season in style with some trip tips from Emma K. Morris. Emma is an in-the-know local making a name for herself as a freelance photographer, creative director, and brand consultant in the Napa Valley and beyond. Here are her favorite things to experience — both new…

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A History-Lovers’ Guide to the Napa Valley

One of the things I love most about this valley is the graceful way it’s evolved over nearly two centuries. Many of its earliest structures are still in use today as wineries, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Looking at vintage photos from the nineteenth century, you can still identify the…

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