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St. Helena (California)

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St. Helena (California)

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St. Helena is in Napa Valley in the Bay Area of California.

Folie à Deux vineyard, St. Helena

Get in

By air

By car

From San Francisco:

Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge, to Highway 37;
Highway 37 East towards Vallejo/Napa, to Highway 121;
Highway 121 North towards Napa to Highway 29 North to St. Helena.

Get around

See

  • Silverado Museum, 1490 Library Lane, Phone: +1 707 963-3757. The largest collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's works outside of Scotland. Eight thousand manuscripts, photos, and letters.

Do

Buy

Eat

  • Taylor's Refresher, 933 Main Street, Phone: +1 707 963-3486, [1]. Daily 10:30AM-9PM. Good food cheap.
  • Terra Restaurant, 1345 Railroad Av., Phone: +1 707 963-8931, [2]. Dinner W-M. Romantic restaurant with an excellent chef offering a range of innovative dishes.
  • Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, 2555 Main Street, Phone: +1 707 967-1010, [3]. Su–Th: 11:30AM–9PM, F,Sa: 11:30AM–10PM. Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. Really excellent. Reservations suggested. A la carte, entrees $20-$30.

Drink

  • Silverado Brewing Company, 3020 St. Helena Hwy., Phone: +1 707 967-9876, [4]. That's right, "home-brewed" ales and stout.

Wineries

  • V. Sattui, 1111 White Lane, Toll free: +1 800-799-2337, [5]. Summer 9AM-6PM, winter 9AM-5PM, closed only on Christmas day. Is among the few to have free tastings. They also have a wonderful deli and picnic tables.
  • Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main Street, Phone: +1 707 967-2200; Toll-free: +1 888-747 5784
  • Heitz Cellars, 436 St. Helena Hwy. (Hwy 29), Phone: +1 707 963-3542.
  • Franciscan Oakville Estate, 1178 Galleron Road, Phone: +1 707 963-7111; Toll-free US: +1 800-529-9463.
  • Louis M. Martini Winery, 254 South St. Helena Highway (Hwy 29), Phone: +1 707 963-2736, [6]. Daily 11AM-5PM. Cabernet Sauvignon and Italian varietals.
  • St. Helena Wineries, listing of wineries in St. Helena [7]

Sleep

  • El Bonita Motel, Toll free: +1 800-541-3284.
  • Harvest Inn, Toll free: +1 800-950-8466. English Tudor lodge, most rooms with fireplaces.
  • Hotel St. Helena, Main St., Phone: +1 707 963-4388.
  • The Inn at South Bridge, Phone: +1 707 967-9400. Luxury.
  • Meadowood Resort, Toll free: +1 800-458-8080. Cottages, spa, health club.
  • Vineyard Country Inn, Phone: +1 707 963-1000.
  • Wine Country Inn, 1152 Lodi Lane, Phone: +1 707 963-7077, [8]. Perched on a knoll overlooking manicured vineyards, the Wine Country Inn is a romantic B&B offering 24 guestrooms and five luxury cottages.
  • White Sulphur Springs Resort, Phone: +1 707 963-8588. Rural setting west of town along tree-shaded road.
  • The Ink House, 1575 St. Helena Highway, [9]. This 1884 historic landmark hotel combines Victorian elegance and modern facilities in the midst of the Napa Valley's world famous wine growing region. Seven guest bedrooms from $179 + tax. No restaurant, but gourmet breakfast included.

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