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Napa for the day

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Napa for the day

We live in SJ, CA and we plan to visit Napa this Sat. for the day. We are not wine drinker and therefore hope to visit Napa for other reason beside the wineries. Any suggestions for thing to do is greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Napa for the day

Well, if you are not wine drinkers, I would go to Sonoma, instead.

It is also wine country and surrounded by vineyards, but it is an historic town from the Mexican occupation days when it was built around an 11-acre plaza, now the largest "town green" in California. It is surrounded by adobe buildings from the period, some of which now house boutiques.

A drive north through the Sonoma Valley will reward you with lovely scenery (vineyards and low hills). In Glen Ellen you could visit Jack London State Historic Park which encompasses his "Beauty Ranch" and includes the house he lived in with his wife, which includes the many artifacts they brought back from the South Seas. Also in Glen Ellen, the Benziger Winery has a tractor/tram tour of its biodynamic/sustainable vineyards which is very interestig.

The town of Napa and the town of Sonoma are only 14 miles apart.

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If you are not coming to Napa for the wine, please describe what other things might interest you. You can come up for golf, spa treatments, and dining. There's also some art exhibits and galleries and there's the geyser and petrified forest in Calistoga.

And, as Puter says, Sonoma offers a lot too.

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Thank you very much for all your information.

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4. Re: Napa for the day

Here's a list of Things To Do in Napa Valley, just bypass #1 which is Taste Wine:

www.legendarynapavalley.com/static/index.cfm…

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