The Napa Valley has things for every vacation, on any budget. You can spend your time sightseeing, wine tasting, or gorging yourself in all of the great restaurants that are here. With the hundreds of things available, choosing can be risky business. What if you don’t pick the right one? Worry not, my friend, I’m here to help. After living here for some time, these are places that I visit frequently. If it has enough value for a local to keep going back, there has to be something really good for the average tourist!
Charles Krug Winery – This winery is located just north of St. Helena, on the way to Calistoga. From the road it looks like an average winery sitting on a huge chunk of land. It is the longest running winery in Napa Valley, and from the experience that the people working the tasting rooms have, you could guess they’ve been there pretty long too. This isn’t the most scenic winery around, but they make up for it with their fantastic wine! For a small fee you can taste everything that they have to offer. Everything from their delicious rose to the $120 private reserve cabernet. We have many More Napa Valley Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.
Ubuntu – This is the restaurant that every vegetarian restaurant strives to be. It’s elegant, the food is delicious, and the service is phenomenal. Even if you aren’t a fan of veggies, there is something on the menu that will astound you. A large percentage of their herbs and vegetables are organically grown in their own garden, and delivered each day to the restaurant. The menu is very seasonal, and changes frequently.
Mount St. Helena – This mountain is the second tallest in the Bay Area and the summit can be reached in a half day. The trail is an out and back that stretches about 10 miles. The beginning of the trail is one of the most exciting sections I’ve ever seen. After the first mile, you walk up about three miles of easy fire road to the summit junction. On a clear day you can see the ocean and the Sierras from the summit.
With these three suggestions, and the one from the previous installment you will have a weekend full of exciting destinations. You will see and eat things that the average tourist passes right up. We have many More California Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.