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1. Posted by luckysnap (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

Need suggestions for a 3 or 4 day visit.

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y

Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes north of Sonoma. The Valley of the Moon is just beautiful.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 9y

Station yourself in the city of Napa or Vallejo at the south end of the valley for cheaper accommodations.

Stay in Calestoga or St. Helena if you can afford the nicer places (or stay at the Silverado Country Club on the eastern side of the valley).

Start by going to the Tattinger's Domaine Chandon "castle" at the south/southwest end of town.

Go north on Highway 29 and visit Robert Mondavi in Rutherford and Gringich Winery for a nice outdoor picnic.

Shop at Dean and Deluca's for the cheese and food you need--and at the winery itself for the wines.

Go north to Sterling Vineyard and go up the tram to the winery at the top of the hill for a beautiful view of the winery.

Spend a time at a spa in Calestoga or at the "MacArthur Place" spa in the town of Sonoma (next valley over).

Spend the next day in the Sonoma valley.
Start in Sonoma and visit the main square--it has a cheese factory and an old Spanish Mission right on the square.
Go to the Sebastiani and Ravenwood Wineries near downtown--
then head north and visit Gloria Ferrer (really beautiful),
the Kenwood Winery and then head north down
Highway 12 to see some beautiful scenery,
including the gorgeous Ledson Winery.

Spend the third day in the Alexander Valley/Russian River area out west of Healdsburg.
Just go where you heart and the road takes you.
Some good wineries here are Inspiration Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery (he is famous for being the director of the Godfather movies), and Ferrari-Carrano.

Here's a link showing Ferrari-Carrano:

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 9y

P.S. In the post above, it should be the V.Sattui Winery, not Gringich Winery that is across the street from Dean and Deluca's and that has the nice place for a picnic.