You Need a Weekend Getaway to the Napa Valley Wine Country

by Kasey on March 3, 2011

Napa Valley is one of the world’s premiere travel destinations. Wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts from all over the world flock to this place, not just for its world-class wines but also for its spectacular sceneries and great food. The fact that this picturesque town is near San Francisco and other big Californian cities, most city dwellers enjoy their weekend getaways here.

If you live anywhere near Napa Valley, a weekend getaway in this magnificent region will definitely do you good. There are city buses that drive from San Francisco to Napa but if you have a car, you might as well avoid the other 30 eager tourists and enjoy Napa on your own pace. All types of accommodation are available in Napa, so whether you are the type of person who requires the luxury of an expensive hotel or the type who is happy with a comfortable stay at a small bed-and-breakfast or motel, Napa Valley has it for you.

Famous for its wineries and vineyards, Napa is a wine enthusiast’s paradise. World-class cabernets and other types of wine are produced in this wine country and you don’t have to be a wine expert to enjoy them. Quite a number of local wineries offer wine tasting events for the wine connoisseur and wine beginners alike. You’ll not only taste Napa’s outstanding wines, but also learn a bit about winemaking. You’ll also be welcomed to walk through the vineyard and the winery to experience the wine culture better.

When planning a romantic getaway with your special someone, don’t hesitate to spend your getaways in Napa Valley. Wandering hand in hand through downtown St. Helena and stopping by every now and then to visit some of its boutiques and cafes can be very dreamy and pleasant. A romantic dinner is what you’ll get if you dine in one of Napa’s renowned restaurant, and that is not to mention the heavenly, delectable food and superb wine that will be served. If you and your partner want complete relaxation, a day in a spa in Calistoga where you can enjoy a relaxing massage together while sipping a glass of wine, is highly recommended.

Wine tasting events, gourmet meals, and spa visits are the usual tourists’ agenda but Napa Valley has more to offer. Why not take a drive along Napa’s winding streets, and enjoy the picturesque landscape showing rolling hills neatly lined up with grapevines? This simple activity can be surprisingly relaxing as well. Napa is a very beautiful wine country, so it will be a shame to pass the scenic views without appreciating them. Remember, there is more to Napa Valley than the wine. A visit to the Oxbow Market or to the Napa River is also something you can do to make your weekend getaway in Napa Valley more valuable.

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