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12 Must-Do Experiences in Napa Valley

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Napa Valley offers much more than wine tasting: for the outdoor enthusiast, try Napa Valley bike tours or the rigorous hike up Mt. St. Helena. History buffs will appreciate the Greystone building that now houses The Culinary Institute of America as well as the vast collection in St. Helena's Wine Library. The cultured elite can geek out on art, film and music year-round at independent cinemas, and art galleries galore. No matter what you enjoy, there's plenty to do in Napa Valley
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2555 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
No, not that CIA. This lunch feels a lot more pleasant and delicious, I'm sure. Make a reservation at the Greystone Restaurant and taste local, seasonal menus while looking out over Napa Valley vineyards.
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1492 Library Ln, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Founded by the famous American food writer M.F.K Fisher and James Beard in the ‘60s, the Napa Valley Wine Library, nested in the St. Helena Public Library, boasts one of the largest collections of wine literature in the country. From details on...
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2222 3rd Ave, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Napa Valley’s newest sub-appellation is just 10 miles east of downtown Napa but it is tucked into a pocket of the Valley that feels like a throwback to the pre-Mondavi days — when the region was a diverse agricultural area and winemaking was a...
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Napa, CA, USA
In just the past couple of years, Downtown Napa has been revitalized and grown far bigger than it was during its first boom, in the late 1800s. This bustling urban center on the banks of the Napa River serves as a gateway to Wine Country and as a...
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6795 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
While the image of riding bicycles through a sun-drenched vineyard is romantic, the reality of biking in wine country can be a rigorous, athletic endeavor. But very few places offer as good a reward for your efforts. The best way to see the lay of...
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Mt St Helena, California 95448, USA
Up a beautiful, but nauseatingly winding road from Calistoga is Mount St. Helena — enter through the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (where Stevenson lived in a cabin and wrote Silverado Squatters in 1883) and trek five miles to the top....
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1400 Clay St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Each November, just as harvest and the peak tourist season is winding down, the focus shifts from grapes and wine to the cinema as the Napa Valley Film Festival brings hundreds of filmmakers, actors, directors and documentarians to the valley....
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849 Zinfandel Ln, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Jean-Charles Boisset, the playboy wine tycoon from one of the largest negociants in France has turned the classic Napa Valley estate into a grownup playground. From the “Theater of Nature” where Joe Papendick’s meticulous garden...
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1340 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Cameo Cinema, a one-screen theater on St. Helena’s Main Street, has been showing movies almost continuously since 1913. Today, the meticulously maintained theater (complete with red velvet chairs and house-made popcorn) screens everything from...
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Most people come to Napa for the wine, but the Napa Valley is also an amazing place for people who love nature and the outdoors. Napa Valley Adventure Tours offers hiking, biking, and kayaking trips around the Valley. And of course, in addition to...
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Napa, CA, USA
I love wine, but even I need a break from wine tasting. A nice way to break up a day of eating and drinking in Napa Valley is to explore the great art on display for free in downtown Napa. Every other year, the Arts Council Napa Valley curates a...
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1030 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
The building that now houses the Blue Note Napa has had a number of iterations over the years, most notably more than a century of life as the Napa Valley Opera House. Today the Blue Note occupies only the first floor; the club cultivates an...