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Food Lover's Guide to Napa Valley

It is no secret that one of the best ways to enjoy a great bottle of wine is with an equally wonderful food pairing. Fortunately, Napa Valley not only boasts award-winning wines, but a diverse assortment of food experiences to titillate not only the palate, but the mind and curiosity as well…

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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. And with more than 150 restaurants in Napa Valley, picking a place for lunch can quickly become overwhelming. We’ve asked our local staff for their expert opinions on where to go for lunch so…

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Best Places for Ice Cream

Summer is in full swing, and that means we’re all in search of the perfect ice cream spot to cool down! Whether you’re a waffle cone loyalist, a milkshake maven, or looking for some sweet flavors with an adult twist, Napa Valley has you covered. Calistoga Up north, at the tip of the valley…

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Rise & Shine: The Best Bakeries and Coffee Shops in Napa Valley

Shouldn't the beginning of your Napa Valley day be as wonderful as the end of your day? Swap the wine glass and charcuterie plate for a hot latte and freshly made pastry at one of these local favorites. City of Napa Model Bakery In 1908, Model Bakery opened its doors on St. Helena’s Main Street…

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Support Napa Valley Restaurants: Takeout and Delivery

Find details here about Napa Valley restaurants where you can grab a meal for carryout, order up delivery, or purchase a gift card to use in the future. Check back often for updates and new experiences. If you’re a Napa Valley local, you know how valuable the restaurant industry is to the valley as…

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Insiders Guide: The Most Delicious Delis in Napa Valley

A perfect day in Napa Valley definitely calls for a picnic lunch to relax and take in the beautiful views. Luckily, the valley we call home boasts some pretty amazing delis that are whipping up everything you need for a perfect picnic, from farm-fresh salads and sandwiches to homemade tamales, plus…

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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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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 your 'gram) head to these iconic Napa Valley spots on your…

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