Summer sunset in Napa Valley vineyard

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Where to Wine & Dine in St. Helena

Wanderlust travelers come to Napa Valley from near and far to experience a veritable food and wine paradise, where Michelin star meals are perfectly paired with world-class wines. In the town of St. Helena, which boasts well over a hundred wineries and some of the best restaurants in the valley…

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Halloween in Napa Valley 2023

It’s Great Pumpkin Season: Things to Do in Napa Valley for Halloween From pumpkin patches to pet-friendly costume parties and from fancy cocktail competitions to traditional trick or treat festivities, you can find it all here with several ghoulish Halloween events. Whether your idea of Halloween…

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Farmers’ Markets in Napa Valley

Who doesn’t love a farmers’ market? And, if you’re visiting Napa Valley, there’s no better opportunity to sample wine-country living at its friendliest and most casual. Chances are, if you’re a short-term visitor staying at a hotel, you don’t need bushels of fresh produce. But don’t let that stop…

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Best Brunch Spots in Napa Valley

Nothing says “vacation” quite like a leisurely brunch. If your plans for the day ahead include wine tasting, brunch is a perfect way to fuel up before you start sipping. Napa Valley is home to more than 150 restaurants and cafés, so choosing the perfect brunch spot can be a bit overwhelming. Here…

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Best Lunch Spots in Napa Valley

When traveling, it’s always a bonus to know where the locals go, especially when it comes to a good meal. Whether planning the day’s itinerary around a great meal at lunch or scheduling a quick bite in between wine tastings and adventurous activities, there is a dining spot in Napa Valley for every…

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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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Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants in Napa Valley

World-renown as a bountiful agricultural community, Napa Valley is a culinary mecca with an abundance of fresh, local produce, giving its innovative chefs plenty of access to top-notch ingredients. So, when it comes to quality and variety of vegetarian fare, you’ll find menus here that offer a…

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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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Best Restaurants to Dine Outside in Napa Valley

There’s nothing quite like a leisurely alfresco meal overlooking the tranquil beauty of Napa Valley Wine Country. With breathtaking scenery and mild weather year-round, Napa Valley has always been an ideal destination to enjoy a meal outside. Many Napa Valley restaurants expanded outdoor dining…

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Farm Fresh: Napa Valley Restaurants with Culinary Gardens

There's something inherently special about tasting a tomato just plucked from the garden and still warm from the sun. For those who delight in the culinary adventure of seeing, touching, and smelling where their food comes from, there's no better dining experience than a restaurant with an onsite…

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