Day Trip: Escape Napa Valley
Head north through Napa Valley’s Calistoga, past Buster’s Barbeque, and just keep going. Have a convertible? All the better. The drive along Highway 128 meanders through the rolling hills and sprawling vineyards of Knight’s Valley and Alexander Valley — surely one of the most scenic, romantic drives in Northern California. Stop for a snack and a souvenir at the Jimtown Store or an aperétif at the Alexander Valley Bar behind the Medlock Ames' tasting room. Your drive ends without any disappointment in the hip Sonoma wine country hub of Healdsburg. Head to the open-aired SpoonBar for an artisinal cocktail and a view of the town’s bustling Plaza.
By Courtney Humiston, AFAR Local Expert
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