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You're Going to Love Napa

You don't need to be a wine lover to adore Napa, but it sure helps. This stunning valley in Northern California has become the one of the world's greatest wine destination, with over 400 wineries producing a huge range of wine varieties.

Travel with friends and rent a limousine to see the best wineries in style. Join the Napa Wine Train and sip wine in a restored Pullman car, rent bikes and blend exercise and tasting excursions or just find a secluded spot in the mountains and enjoy an idyllic picnic.

When you've had enough wine, you can watch opera performances, catch a classical concert, attend cookery classes or play some golf. In other words, even if you don't love wine, there are more than enough attractions to make Napa hard to resist.

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When to Visit Napa

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Fall is the best time to visit Napa. Between September and November, the weather is gorgeous, with reliable sunshine and comfortable temperatures, the fields are busy with the harvest and towns like St Helena stage their major annual festivals, providing child-friendly activities like petting zoos and music. The leaves also start to change in late September, adding a beautiful visual spectacle.

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How to Get to Napa

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Where to Stay in Napa

Visitors to Napa can choose between modern family hotels, resorts and cosy B&Bs, which provide an intimate, more romantic alternative. Excellent local hotels include the Embassy Suites, which is located in acres of rolling parkland, and the Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa on Solano Avenue. For a cosier option, try the Napa Inn, the tiny Poetry Inn (with just three rooms, so book fast) and the peaceful Candlelight Inn.

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Unless you are intending to shop for premium wine, Napa isn't one of America's great shopping destinations. However, you will find a wide range of stores at Napa Premium Outlets on Factory Stores Drive and it's a great place to find big discounts on designer labels like Polo, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

Groceries and Other

If you are staying in Napa City, the best place to shop for fruit, vegetables and foods like cheese or preserves is the Oxbow Farmers Market. However, prices there aren't cheap. If you are looking to stay within a budget, check out local supermarkets the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Lucky, Walmart or Whole Foods. In general, Napa is an expensive place to live and stay, with food prices higher than nearby San Francisco.

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Where to Eat in Napa

Wine may be the star attraction in Napa, but it's closely followed by gourmet food. If you are looking for the finest food in the Valley, head to Michelin-starred eateries like the Norman Rose Tavern and Grace's Table or other highly-rated bistros like FARM. But there are great mid-range places to eat as well, including tapas restaurants like Zuzu, the Asia Cafe on Main Street and Mexican options like Taqueria Las Palmas.