Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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Best Places for Fall Foliage in Napa Valley

As the air becomes crisper and the sun a little lower in the sky, we welcome the changing of the seasons and the vivid hues that Autumn’s fall foliage brings. And what better place to witness this annual change than in Napa Valley – where the stretches of vineyards along the valley floor and…

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Best Places to Hike in Napa Valley

With plenty of open space and most of the valley designated a protected agricultural preserve, there are so many hiking trails and lakes and awe-inspiring views to explore. Yes, there is the wine. And the food. But Napa Valley is so much more than tasting rooms and restaurants. So, get out your…

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day, Napa Valley-Style

Rolling hills of vines. Cabernet and chocolate pairings. Hot-air balloons rising at dawn. Dinner a deux at a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Napa Valley is surely one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate romance. And Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s the time to…

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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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2020 Best of Wine Tourism Award Winners

The 2020 Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world, and a visit to the Napa Valley winners should definitely be on your radar. Here’s who made the cut: Louis M. Martini Winery Global…

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Off-Road Adventures in the Napa Valley

Though Hwy 29 and the Silverado Trail are the main routes for navigating the Napa Valley by car, there’s much more to the valley than can be experienced via a quick drive up one of these major thoroughfares. And with summer being one of the busiest times of the year in Napa Valley, it’s the perfect…

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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 the active side to Napa Valley: Cycle through the valley by renting a bike or join a bike tour with…

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The Most Unique Ways to Tour Napa Valley

So this isn’t your first time at the rodeo, you say? You’ve done the standard wine-tasting, gourmand-ing, and view-admiring? Not to worry, friends, there are plenty of new ways to experience the Napa…

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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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