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What to Do in Napa When You’re Here for One Day

You are wondering what to do in Napa Valley in case you’re here only for a day as a part of your weekend getaway. It is still possible to enjoy the sights and tastes that the Napa Valley offers even in a day, although you may want to pick and choose the sights and tastes you enjoy. You may want to start the day with a bang. How about sunrise hot air balloon flight? If you choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) to take care Continue reading →

Napa Valley Tours to Take from Morning to Evening

When you are planning Napa Valley tours, you will want to make the most out of from morning to evening. With its abundance of scenic countryside, wines, food, shopping and other activities, you should put Napa on your list of places to visit when you plan to travel to the Bay Area. Start the morning on a fine note. A hot air balloon adventure with Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) should jumpstart your day. Of course, you won’t leave for the adventure on an empty Continue reading →

Amazing Things to Do in Napa with Teens

Whenever you think about things to do in Napa Valley, the first thing that comes to mind is “adult” activities like drinking wine. California law states that a person under 21 years old is prohibited from drinking and possessing alcohol. There’s another challenge: many teens won’t be interested in visiting wineries. But in case you have a teen with you on your family Napa vacation, you don’t have to worry because you can find a lot other fun things to do without involving wine. You Continue reading →

Fun Things to Do in Napa without Having a Drink

You are not a wine lover (or are forbidden to drink wine), but would still love to visit a winery or two along with other fun things to do in Napa. If you’ve tagged along with your wine-drinking friends on a trip to Napa Valley, there is still plenty for you to enjoy on the trip. While Napa is known as California’s wine country, you will be surprised to discover that it is so much more than the wines! Find out some of the many Continue reading →

Planning a Bachelorette Party before the Honeymoon in Napa Valley

A honeymoon in Napa Valley is the dream of many marrying couples, especially for the bride. Napa Valley is the ultimate destination for who are going to get hitched or as the place to have their honeymoon. Many people also choose Napa to be the venue for other events before the big day, like the bachelorette party. A bachelorette party is basically a “ladies’ night out” (or a “day out” depending on the preference) put together mostly by the bridesmaids and the maids-of-honor. When planning Continue reading →

Napa Wine Tour Packages – Without Breaking the Bank

Napa Valley is known to be expensive. However, you’ll be surprised to find several Napa wine tour packages that are budget-friendly. Napa can get quite overwhelming especially if it’s your first visit. To avoid getting staggered and confused, download the Napa Valley Winery Map (napavalley.com/maps/) to help you decide which wineries you want to visit while you’re in Napa. The map will help you plan your wine visits and tastings as well as limit your commuting/driving time and distance. Visit the Napa Valley Welcome Center Continue reading →

Wine Tour San Francisco – The Best Way to Sample Wine

Sampling wines, of course, is one of the essential activities of a wine tour in San Francisco. You may have seen TV or movie scenes where actors taste wines by swirling the wine, taking an intent look at it, and sniffing it with eyes closed before finally having a sip. You don’t need years of experience, formal training, or to be a sommelier to enable you to taste wine correctly. But when you have enough informal experience with wine, you will be able to tell Continue reading →

Time to Start Planning Summer Vacations in Napa Valley

Summer vacations in Napa Valley are still months away but it’s never too early to start planning! Whether you’re going there solo to explore the region, as a romantic holiday or honeymoon, or a family-friendly vacation, Napa has something for everyone. Here are some of the many fun things you will want to plan for your summer vacation in Napa Valley. Go on a wine tour It won’t be a complete Napa Valley tour without going to the wineries. From the more established wineries to Continue reading →

What to Expect from a First Wine Tour Near San Francisco?

If you haven’t been to Napa Valley or are a budding wine lover then you cannot pass up the chance to have your first wine tour near San Francisco. The “City by the Bay” is a good starting point for visiting neighboring areas such as the Napa Valley. As a first-timer you most likely will want guided tours, especially if you do not have a fixed or planned itinerary of your own. If you also want some adventure on your first Napa wine tour, a Continue reading →

Experience a Napa Tour Like Never Before

Planning a Napa tour is never that easy, because you will be faced with so many things to do! There’s so much to do in Napa Valley. Start by visiting the vineyards and the wineries. Then be sure to dine on your favorites – first-rate cuisine to roadside burgers. Take time to shop for souvenirs or artisanal food products and organic produce. You can also enjoy visiting museums or live performances, relax at a spa, take in some general sightseeing, and so much more. But Continue reading →