A visit to Napa and Sonoma in California offers one of the country's most idyllic getaways, with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic countryside with its rows of vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern.
COMPACT FORMAT: Fodor's In Focus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that's easier to carry on a trip.
EXPANDED COVERAGE: Fodor's combed Napa and Sonoma for the best wineries, restaurants, and lodgings, increasing the number of rising stars as well as longtime favorites. New Best Bets boxes in each destination chapter highlight wineries with the best tours, wine tasting, food-pairing experiences, and setting. A new Top Experiences section highlights the don't-miss activities (winery visits, towns to explore, outdoor fun, and more) and an expanded Experience Napa & Sonoma chapter includes more top winery recommendations, a new overview of the local food scene, and new winery-touring itineraries.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Top Experiences gives a visual primer of don't-miss activities, and Top Wineries sections for Napa and Sonoma show the best vineyards to visit. The lavishly illustrated chapter on visiting wineries provides a step-by-step look at wine touring and wine production.
INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: This guide includes all travelers need to plan a great trip, including Top Experiences, Top Wineries, When to Go, itineraries, and more regional winery Best Bets for particular interests. Chapters feature Great Drives, too. Wine-tasting tips, a rundown on the winemaking process, and a "winespeak" glossary help tasters get the most out of their experience.
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