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Wine Country

Just an hour northeast of San Francisco, city lights give way to majestic vistas and warm, sunny days in the Napa Valley – a destination where world-class wines, Michelin-star dining, and a spirit of wellness set a slower pace and invite you to relax, savor, and restore. With more than 500 wineries, 95% of which are family owned and operated, it is the epicenter of fine wine production in the U.S. And with scenic beauty all around, visitors can experience Napa Valley in many ways: by train, by hot air balloon, on a bike tour or organized tours. Wine country destinations in Sonoma County west of Napa Valley include more than 425 wineries, Santa Rosa, the region’s largest town, and Petaluma with its riverside walk. Visitors can easily make a day checking out the stores, the Sonoma Mission and eateries hugging the main square in the town of Sonoma or venture forth to explore one of the many things to do in the area. Further north, Lake County boasts majestic Clear Lake at its centerpiece, and Mendocino County offers wine country by the sea.

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