Source : travelnoire.com
For those who enjoy wine – seasoned and newbies alike – a visit to the wine-soaked and legendary Napa Valley is a rite of passage. If you’re like me however, and aren’t the biggest wine connoisseur, have no fear: there’s plenty more to do in Napa than enjoy the fruits of the vine. Here, in this gorgeous stretch of land just an hour north of San Francisco, visitors can immerse themselves in a collection of activities so fun and intriguing that by the end of your trip, you’ll be begging to stay. Who can blame you if you have these thoughts? The small towns that dot Highway 29 are charming, the people are kind, the food is outstanding, and the wine is some of the best in the world.
For those who’ve never been, it can be a bit confusing trying to figure out where to go and stay. The legendary Napa Valley stretches 30 miles from north to south, with the towns of Calistoga and Napa anchoring its northern and southern reaches, respectively, so there’s a lot of land to cover. Both spots offer excellent lodging, as do mid-valley hamlets St. Helena and Yountville. Here are tips for getting the most out of a trip to Napa Valley.