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09
May
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Obviously the major draw to Wine Country in California is the wine, with the region producing some of the most delicious wines from around the world. Here are some of the best attractions and things to do in Wine Country, minus the wine.

Pamper Yourself | Nothing compliments a weekend of tasting wine as a relaxing day at the spa, and Calistoga Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa & Resort brings luxurious pampering to Napa Valley. Located near natural hot springs, Golden Haven also offers mud baths, massages, and herbal facials to make your time in Wine Country all about you. If you are in the region for a romantic getaway, they also offer couples spa treatments to bring you and your sweetheart even closer.

Enjoy the Scenery in a Hot Air Balloon | With gorgeous rolling hills and lush landscape, the best way to enjoy is from above. Napa Valley Aloft offers hot air balloon rides in the mornings, to see the new day’s sun creep over the hills to brighten the vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Ziplining to Adventure | For the more adventurous travelers, stop in to Sonoma Canopy Tours to fly through the Redwoods, ziplining from tree to tree.

Keep it Cheesy | What is a trip to Wine Country without a little cheese? Achadinha Cheese Company offers classes on how to make cheese, sure to be a hit upon returning home.

Hotel for History Buffs | Opt to stay at Madrona Manor, a hotel over 125 years old! The lavish Victorian manor will take you back in time, perfect for a romantic retreat for history buffs.

Tour by Kayak | Head to the Russian River to enjoy the beautiful landscapes by kayak with Getaway Adventures. Hop aboard a yellow kayak and paddle along with the tour guide, exploring one the region’s most beautiful rivers.

Enjoy Local Specialties | Spend the afternoon at Oxbow Public Market, sampling delicacies from the region. Open daily, there is always something new at the public market, whether it is cupcakes or olive oil.

Play in Tide Pools | Head to Bodega Bay on the coast for beautiful ocean views and tide pools. The area has tons of shopping and spas to complete your retreat to the sea.

This is a guest contribution from Honor Mansion, a bed and breakfast in the heart of Wine Country in Healdsburg, CA.

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