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WC Guest Services
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posted 04-14-2014 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WC Guest Services   Click Here to Email WC Guest Services     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are several options for cooking classes. The Culinary Institute of America has hands on one-day classes, 2 hour demonstrations or 5 day boot camps. They have classes in St. Helena at the school or next door to the Oxbow.

The train is fun for kids of all ages. (Lunch or dinner)

There are some great hikes in Napa and Calistoga.

Depending on the age of the child there are many things to do in Sonoma (Ziplining,Train Town, Safari West, horseback riding in Jack London Park, hiking)

I'm here to help if you want some assistance with planning. (707) 260-0721

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bigsemi
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posted 03-30-2014 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigsemi   Click Here to Email bigsemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Olive Oil Tasting at Round Pond.

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cgroch
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posted 03-28-2014 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cgroch   Click Here to Email cgroch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suggest bicycle riding. Either bring your own or rent from one of the bicycle rental companies in the valley.

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Poohh66
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posted 03-07-2012 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Poohh66
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posted 03-01-2012 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my comment posted twice

[This message has been edited by Poohh66 (edited 03-06-2012).]

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Poohh66
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posted 03-01-2012 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

[This message has been edited by Poohh66 (edited 03-07-2012).]

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iwinedaily
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posted 01-26-2012 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iwinedaily     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel your pain! It's not easy to do much of anything with a teenager let alone drag them along to wineries or fine dining. What's your teen into? That could help narrow down the options.
As an initial thought,the Oxbow Market seems like good spot for the whole family bc it has a variety of casual food options, wine for the adults!, ice cream, kara's cupcakes, outdoor seating with wifi access, etc. You can take your food & wine outside and sit at the tables and enjoy not talking to each other. Ha!

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yesilovewine
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posted 01-14-2012 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pooh, you know I'm a Sonoma gal, but Napa does have quite a few wineries with renowned art collections, and for quirky stuff there is the DiRossi ( I think that's right spelling). Cooking classes might be fun, too.

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Elyshamorris
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posted 01-13-2012 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Elyshamorris   Click Here to Email Elyshamorris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by damombo:
What craziness is this?? Well, I suppose there are some amazing restaurants in the area... but really? other than wine???

Can you name some of them ?

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Poohh66
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posted 01-08-2012 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well the time has come when i need help with this...

as crazy as it may sound,..... we are looking for other things to do besides wine IN wine country AND with a teenager

suggestions welcomed and appreciated

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cabgirl
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posted 03-02-2011 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reading any of the threads on the message boards is always entertaining, but I think this one tops my meter of "hilariousness"!

First comment by damombo and the comment by Hawkeye were classic! LOL LOL LOL.

I personally think every once in awhile it's nice to have some ideas for stuff to do in Napa Valley besides drink wine. But then again I live in the area so maybe that's why.

Like I would love to hear about where to go hiking in the area, and I've heard of the biking and wine tasting, which sounds like fun. Never tried it though. Oooh, or now that I'm into photography - best places to go for photo ops! I think I'll start a thread on this actually...

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-26-2011 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Hawkeye, we don't all have a palate of gold like you! LOL! We more delicate types need a break!

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StacysWineStop
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posted 02-26-2011 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StacysWineStop   Click Here to Email StacysWineStop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot's of great things to do in Napa. Horse back riding, river tours, art on 1st in downtown Napa, Calistoga Geysers, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Uptown theater offers great concerts, beer tasting at Napa Smith Brewery and hiking just to name a few things. Of course lots of great restaurants too.

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Hawkeye
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posted 02-26-2011 05:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I don't have anything to add. Why go to wine country if you are going to spend some of your time not tasting?

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-25-2011 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Pooh, I don't know if there is a place in Napa, but Roche in Carneros does offer that. Don't know if you do it as part of a tasting or not...

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Poohh66
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posted 02-25-2011 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
damombo... what craziness is this ??? -you crack me up LOL

I am interested to hear other things to do "besides wine" I saw some people riding bikes in groups while we were there (but it looked like too much work) I would like to hear more about horseback riding through the vineyards .....just sayin

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damombo
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posted 02-24-2011 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, we enjoy basking in the beauty of the area.
Just driving up and down the Silverado Trail is a treat.
Picnic lunches on various winery properties is blissful.
We haven't been to see "Old Faithful" yet, but we did wander through the Petrified Forest, and that was interesting.
I believe that there are summer concerts to enjoy, but we haven't been in the area during the summer.

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damombo
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posted 02-24-2011 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What craziness is this?? Well, I suppose there are some amazing restaurants in the area... but really? other than wine???

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