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A Modern Guide to Downtown Napa

No longer just the early-morning meeting place for Wine Country excursions, Downtown Napa is becoming a glamorous destination with new restaurants, shops, bars, and, of course, wine tasting rooms popping up on every corner.

5 Sexy New Wine Country Spas

Ditch your cell phone, shut down the computer, and escape into the bliss of a pampering day at the spa. These new and recently-renovated retreats beckon.

The Explorer’s Guide to Mendocino

When Marin is packed and Big Sur is feeling crowded, we like to take off for Mendocino County. Just a few hours drive north up Highway 1, this place is a NorCal dream with acres of redwood forests, hot springs, and long stretches of wild, untamed coastline. Who knows — maybe we’ll see you up there this weekend.

Nightlife Guide 2015: Where to Party in Wine Country

The sidewalks don’t really roll up in Wine Country as soon as the sun goes down. If you know where to look, there’s a thriving nightlife scene even in the most bucolic Napa-Sonoma burg.

Property Porn: $4.6m Secluded Wine Country Estate

Located in the 165-acre enclave of Savannah Estates, this luxury home sits on more than 26 acres with an infinity pool with a waterfall, sauna, and more Wine Country deliciousness.

Wine Country To Do: 50 Things to Do in Napa and Sonoma Before You Die

A Wine Country escape is a prized ritual in Northern California. Tastings are a given, but add in the hiking, biking, spas, and hot springs, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve narrowed down the possibilities and divided them evenly by county:

Top 10 Wine Country Spas

Many Wine Country spas use local products like honey, grape seeds, and, yes, even wine for soothing the senses and restoring the soul. Here are a few such places perfect for pampering.

5 Hot Bakeries in Wine Country

Wild Flour Bread

Crusty breads, sugar-kissed pastries, frosted cakes, gooey eclairs, and cookies galore—these carb coma-inducing treats are always the best from a top-notch bakery. Here are some favorite finds in unexpected places in Wine Country.

5 Best Places for Sunset Dining in Wine Country

River's End Restaurant & Inn in Jenner

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.

The 11 Best Picks of Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Girl and the Fig

Located a mere 55 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is a hub for some of the region's best food. From March 9-15, they will host their sixth annual Restaurant Week, and we’ve got the scoop on the dishes you shouldn't miss.

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