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Explore 10 Top Things to Do In Bodega Bay

View of Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast
Bodega Bay is a laid-back town that’s known around the globe as the backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and is a favorite destination for travelers and locals alike! Only about two hours from San Francisco and 25 minutes from Sebastopol, the uniqueness of the area and the scenic drive makes for a perfect daytime adventure. Plus, there are plenty of things to do in Bodega Bay that everyone will …

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Best Sonoma County Farmers Markets in 2021

Sonoma County Farmers Market Fresh Produce
It’s the time of the year when the seasonal Sonoma County Farmers’ Markets start opening! Fresh produce, artisan specialties, and heirloom treasures are waiting for you to discover. You’ll even find live music at some venues that feature homegrown California talent. So, if you’re looking for the perfect place to explore the local Wine County culture and enjoy with your family and friends — this might be precisely what you’re …

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Russian River Kayaking: What You Should Know

Russian River Kayaking in Sonoma County
When the Sonoma sun is shining bright, what better way to beat the heat and enjoy the great outdoors than with a Russian River kayaking adventure? This winding river will take you past several wineries and picturesque forests with majestic California redwoods. It is recognized for dynamic terrain, unspoiled wilderness, and the scenic views of the countryside — making it the perfect place to get out on the water for …

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The Best Time to Visit Napa Valley and Sonoma

With some of the best wineries in the world, outstanding weather, and breathtaking scenery, the Napa Valley and Sonoma regions of Northern California is a wine lover’s paradise — no matter the time of year you visit! From spring and summer to harvest season and the holidays, you’ll find something that will make you fall in love with Wine Country. With that being said, there are benefits to each season …

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Luxury Travel Advisor Services & More Vacation Rentals

Luxury Travel Experiences from The Wine Stay is here — from Napa Valley and Sonoma County all the way to the Hawaiian Islands Hi friends, we’re incredibly excited to share the news that our luxury travel offerings have expanded! To start with, our 5-star personal concierge services have been enhanced to include full-service travel planning. That means you will now have access to a Personal Travel Advisor to help with all …

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How to Plan a Family Vacation to Napa During COVID-19

Whether you’re planning to travel this fall or for the holiday season for your next family vacation to Napa, you’ve decided it’s past time for a change of scenery and are ready to book a vacation in the Napa Valley / Sonoma region. But now, you’re wondering what to expect and how to stay safe while you’re making the journey from home to the wine country. If that’s the case, …

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Bored of Local Rosé? Top 5 Healdsburg Wines We Can’t Get Enough Of

While your favorite bottle of Rosé may keep you sweet company as you tune in to watch The Bachelor with your girlfriends on Monday nights, there’s only so much it can do. If you’ve started craving a taste for something fresh and tantalizing, we don’t blame you! If consumed too frequently, even the most exquisite blends of Rosé can take a toll on your taste buds.

Pigs and Pinot 2020: Everything You Need to Know About Healdsburg’s Starlit Event

If there’s one city that knows how to put on a grand feast with some of the most exquisite wine across the globe, it’s Healdsburg. Known for its fresh ingredients that compel Michelin star chefs to traverse its exquisite vineyards and local farmers’ markets, Healdsburg offers some of the finest cuisine and wine in the nation. If you’re tired of ordering takeout from In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A, it’s the perfect time to …

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Smog to Serenity: 3 Reasons to Ditch Los Angeles for a Retreat in Wine Country

As the pollution and entertainment of Los Angeles takes a turn for the worse, it’s the perfect time to head out for a thrilling vacation to Wine Country! As one of the hottest vacation destinations of the year, Napa Valley offers tourists a glimpse of its pastel sunsets, luxurious landscape, and stunning vineyards for the ultimate weekend getaway. With sommelier-approved wine—including rich blends of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon—tourists across …

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