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Staying in Yountville

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Staying in Yountville

Going to Napa/Sonoma for a week in early November. Booked 2 nights in Yountville because of all the great restaurants. Wondering now if this was a mistake. Just read in a guidebook that there is not much town to walk around in & might be better off doing only 1 night in Yountville & trying to plan a night in St. Helena or Healdsburg which seem to have more extensive/charming walkable downtowns.

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Yountville is a great place to stay. I have stayed there twice and love the town and all of the restaurants. There isn't much night life, but there are a lot of restaurant bars and a couple of very nice tasting rooms in walking distance.

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Where are you staying? We love staying in Yountville! :).

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Stop reading the Guidebooks. They are all years out of date-- even the new ones.

Get your info online, from forums, and other social media sites where users are talking about what's going on.

The days of travel writers and travel mags determining where people go and stay are over. Sure, there are still travel agents and a whole industry based around what is "chic" or popular-- but the vast majority of the general public is getting their travel info from sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp, among others.

Yountville is an amazing walking town-- feels more like a village. Very quaint.

Read the past trip reports here from the past few years. Use keywords like "trip report", " stayed in Yountville" to weed out the extraneous stuff.

There's gold in these past threads-- ya just gotta learn how to dig fer it! ;-)

Cheers,

-The Innkeepers

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Thanks for your response - maybe I will stop second guessing myself.

Staying at the Vintage Inn in Yountville & prior to that 2 nights at the Marriot Lodge in Sonoma-which is free due to Marriot points-I have to say that it is overwhelming trying to decide where to stay/go etc!

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thanks for the response. Not looking for nightlife just the ability to walk to restaurants, etc. Do you think /know if day trips to St. Helena or Healdsburg are worth it?

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Further to what the good folks at Napa world inn said I would just open up maps.google.com and see the distances between the places in Napa and Sonoma valleys. You will see how close St Helena is to your Yountville Inn and you don't need a day trip

Have a look at trip reports and then decide if you want to go to Healdsburg from Sonoma. It all depends on what you are doing and which wineries you want to visit or restaurants you may want to eat at

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Healdsburg has one of the finest restaurants in the wine country, Cyrus. The Healdsburg Plaza is fun to walk around, there are several tasting rooms right there where you can sample some wonderful wines. If you do decide to go to Healdsburg, put Ferrari-Carano on your list. The winery has some beautiful grounds and gardens and excellent wines. Have fun! :)

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