From Restaurant Month in January to November’s Napa Valley Film Festival, there are always exciting things to do in St. Helena. Gourmands will love the Flavor of Napa Valley weekend, when the Culinary Institute 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 cafes are always a satisfying way to explore, too.