Visiting St. Helena, Napa Valley’s Main Street
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St. Helena, CA is a vital and engaging community that celebrates the finest in wine country hospitality, culinary adventure, the arts, health and wellness. Experience fine dining in our award-winning restaurants, shop for one-of-a-kind keepsakes in our boutiques and galleries or simply pamper yourself at one of our indulgent spas. Whatever your reason for visiting St. Helena, you’ll quickly see why it’s an ideal destination for a getaway to Napa Valley.
Plan Your Visit to St Helena, CA
From Restaurant Month in February to November’s Napa Valley Film Festival, there are always exciting things to do in St. Helena. Gourmands will love the Flavor Napa Valley weekend, when the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena opens its doors for cooking seminars, classes and tastings. If it’s high adventure you seek, consider soaring above the valley on a hot air balloon ride. Nature lovers should visit the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, which contains three different climates in one area alone. Stay active with hiking, biking, tennis, golf and swimming, or stimulate the mind with a lesson in wine appreciation from a master sommelier at a local winery. For those interested in rest and relaxation, there are plenty of spas and wellness centers to rejuvenate the spirit. Of course, shopping at charming boutiques and dining at area restaurants are always a satisfying way to explore, too.
Insider’s Tip: The cool weather months from November to April are locally known as “Cabernet Season,” when days are perfect for sipping full-bodied red wine. Winemakers are apt to have more time on their hands as the vines are sleeping so look for special bottlings being poured for visitors this time of year!
Whether it’s a brisk winter day or a warm summer evening, each season brings its own sense of romance when you’re in St. Helena, the center of Northern California’s legendary wine country. With its sophisticated experiences including boutique wineries, highly-acclaimed restaurants, luxury lodging and spas, agro-tourism adventures, and refined shopping — the town and its environs epitomize the romantic vision of authentic, charming Napa Valley. This is everything you love about being in the wine country all tied up with a bow.