Kathy Rudolph Petrino loves to travel and she really likes to write about her travels, which is good for us. She writes about everywhere she travels because she loves to share her experiences, so that others can have fun and also miss out on some of the problems that she sometimes experiences. This is why she writes about every aspect of every trip, both good and bad. She has written about one of her favorite travel destinations extensively. That destination is Napa Valley wine country in California. Though that destination has changed somewhat over the years, there are many aspects that are always the same.
A trip to the Napa Valley used to mean heading “up-valley,” to interesting small towns and villages, like Yountville, St. Helena, Oakville, and Calistoga, among many others. People still visit those places, but they more often stay in downtown Napa these days. This is because Napa features many first-class hotels and elite restaurants, as well as a vibrant nightlife and more. Of course, the main reason to visit Napa Valley is wine. However, everyone should know there is a lot more to see.
One example is di Rosa, which is an art preserve out on the Carneros Highway that can boast of having the most significant holdings contemporary art in the entire Bay Area, as well as one of the largest in the entire world. In addition to an art adventure, travelers can cross the highway to the French chateaux Domaine Carneros for a sparkling wine or pinot noir tasting. There are so many places so many sights to see and places to visit within a few miles of Napa, you may find it difficult to choose which are best.