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Great Small Town Getaways - Northern California Travel Destinations

Mar 26, 2016 11:48AM ● By Fran Miller

Here are several charming northern California destinations that will lure you with hospitality, great food and plenty of wine, whether you visit for a day or the weekend. Some are glitzy, others earthy, but all are perfect for a spring getaway when the vines are budding and the crowds are still thin.

By Fran Miller and Pam Kessler

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Great Small Town Getaways - Healdsburg, CA - Mar 26, 2016 11:37AM

Healdsburg has come a long way since its agricultural days drawing star chefs, vintners and restauranteurs from around the globe. Read More » 


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Great Small Town Getaways - Forestville, CA - Mar 26, 2016 11:40AM

Just south of Healdsburg in the Russian River Valley lies low-key Forestville, whose vineyard vibe, coastal effect, and beautiful wooded forests have given the town its motto: “Where the ... Read More » 


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Great Small Town Getaways - Geyserville, CA - Mar 26, 2016 11:41AM

Geyserville has long attracted tourists to its geothermal hot springs. Add to that gourmet food, wine, art, and an abundance of outdoor activities, and people keep coming back to this tin... Read More » 


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Great Small Town Getaways - St. Helena, CA - Mar 26, 2016 11:44AM

Located in the heart of California’s famed Napa Valley, residents of St. Helena love to talk about the days when wine tastings were free at the handful of wineries that lined Highway 29. ... Read More » 


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Great Small Town Getaways - Yountville, CA - Mar 26, 2016 11:46AM

Every great wine country adventure should begin or end in Yountville, the place Thomas Keller put on the map with his chic restaurant French Laundry. A food lover’s paradise, Yountville i... Read More » 


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