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5 Chiles Valley Wineries Are a Chill Antidote to Touristy Napa

Should you find yourself sitting in bumper to bumper on Napa's Highway 29 and feeling like a schmuck—this parade of tour buses isn't for a savvy local such as yourself—veer off toward the northeastern hills of Chiles Valley. In this sub-district of Napa Valley, cooler temperatures and higher elevation make for distinctive wines, and the handful of unpretentious family-owned wineries offer experiences so pure, you’ll want to keep them a secret.

5 Cool Things to Do in Marin + Wine Country This March

Whether you live north of the Golden Gate Bridge or are just looking to get out of the city, consider scoping out the creative communities of Marin and Wine Country. In addition to being home to some of our favorite hikes, there's plenty happening here, from art exhibits to food festivals. Here are five fun things you should check out this month.

A Road Trip Guide to Bodega Bay

Curvy Highway 1, breathtaking vistas of the ocean, lush meadows, oyster farms, small towns, local delicacies, and pristine nature is what you can expect on your drive up to Bodega Bay. Only about two hours away from San Francisco this day trip will give you the satisfaction of a faraway weekend escape. 

Go Pop a Wheelie at Marin's New Stafford Lake Bike Park

Calling all two-wheelers. If you haven't yet checked out Novato's Stafford Lake Bike Park, here's a look inside the wheelie-poppin' action.

5 Best Places for Sunset Dining in Wine Country

With so many mountains and hillside and ocean cliffs in Wine County, there are endless possibilities to catch a Sonoma/Napa sunset over supper. Here are five of the best settings to stake out.

Halloween Haunts in the North Bay

Wicked West Ghost Town of Jose Ramon Avenue

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere and the race to find the perfect costume is on. If you’re still looking for Halloween inspiration, or just hoping to unearth some haunting fun, there’s a scary selection of terrifying and family friendly options in the North Bay.

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