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Things to do in Napa/Sonoma, Carmel and San Francisco


See + Do Twin Peaks, San Francisco

Repeatedly voted the city's best view by locals, Twin Peaks offers a stunning 360-degree panorama of the city, the bay, and the ocean. To get there by car, take... more

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Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa + Sonoma

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Castello di Amoroso
See + Do Castello di Amoroso, Napa + Sonoma

Napa Valley's newest, grandest winery is not a contemporary architectural monument but a recreated European castle, complete with moat, secco fresco murals, and... more

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Bella Vineyards
See + Do Bella Vineyards, Napa + Sonoma

The mood is upbeat and fun at Bella, a family-run Sonoma winery where tastings are conducted inside the barrel cellars, within giant caves dug out of the... more

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See + Do Indian Springs Resort & Spa, Napa + Sonoma

Before Napa became famous for wine in the late 1970s, the valley was best known for the boiling hot springs bubbling up through volcanic mud in Calistoga. The... more

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Shop Myra Hoefer Design, Napa + Sonoma

Interior designer Myra Hoefer scours Paris flea markets, antique shops, and artists' studios, then showcases her best finds in this tiny showroom off... more

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Shop Woodhouse Chocolate, Napa + Sonoma

Go ahead—just try to resist the seductive window display at this high-end chocolate boutique, where white-gloved salespeople lovingly tuck artisanal... more

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Eating La Toque, Napa + Sonoma

If you couldn't score a reservation at the French Laundry, take heart: Chef Ken Frank's Gallic cooking at La Toque, a Michelin-star restaurant, stands toe to... more

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Eating Oakville Grocery, Napa + Sonoma

Call ahead to this artisanal food shop for a gourmet box lunch, complete with focaccia sandwich (choose from ten varieties); pasta salad; olive-and-cornichon... more

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Eating Bouchon, Napa + Sonoma

An offshoot of the celebrated French Laundry, Bouchon is a classic French brasserie, right down to the mosaic tile floor, zinc bar imported from France, and red... more

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Eating French Laundry, Napa + Sonoma

At this culinary mecca, perfectionist chef Thomas Keller coaxes otherworldly flavors and textures from familiar ingredients. His famous salmon tartare "ice... more

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Eating El Dorado Kitchen, Napa + Sonoma

At the El Dorado Hotel's surprisingly sceney restaurant (located in low-key Sonoma), large parties gather at a communal table fashioned out of wood from a... more

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Eating Cyrus, Napa + Sonoma

Helmed by chef Douglas Keane and owner/maître d' Nick Peyton (the team behind St. Helena's popular Market) the dining room at Cyrus has soaring vaulted... more

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Eating Dry Creek Kitchen, Napa + Sonoma

If you're loath to surrender high heels and urban style just because you're in ag country, you'll appreciate celeb chef Charlie Palmer's Sonoma County outpost,... more

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Eating Barndiva, Napa + Sonoma

Thanks to the travertine floors and wooden walls of this converted red barn, the dining room can get a little noisy, but it's a happening spot for dinner, and... more

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See + Do Point Lobos State Reserve, Big Sur + Monterey

This blustery jewel of a state park is famous for its wind-blown cypress trees clinging to the rocky cliffs, and for its hundreds of barking, braying,... more

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Carmel Mission
See + Do Carmel Mission, Big Sur + Monterey

Though currently surrounded by ranch-house subdivisions, the Carmel Mission was once the only building for miles around. Spanish missionary Father Junípero... more

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See + Do Kayaking, Big Sur + Monterey

Monterey Bay supports one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and spans a whopping 5,300 square miles. A National Marine Sanctuary since 1992, it's an... more

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See + Do Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur + Monterey

Originally founded as an artists' colony in the early 20th century, Carmel (also known as Carmel-by-the-Sea) has the look and feel of a Christmas snow-globe... more

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Eating Flying Fish Grill, Big Sur + Monterey

Seafood's the thing at this tiny Cal-Asian spot, down a flight of stairs from street level. The space feels Japanese, with low ceilings and lots of dark wood,... more

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Eating Cantinetta Luca, Big Sur + Monterey

Breaking ranks with the intimate French restaurants that for decades have defined the Carmel dining scene, Luca serves stellar trattoria-style Italian cooking... more

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