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northamerica REVISITED Evergreen getaway winners such as Napa Valley are, as any travel agent will attest, always top-of-mind for selling again. And again. vivian holley When it comes to a refresher course at the country’s most celebrated winemaking scene, often paired with a San Francisco stay, repeaters can be assured that the region rocks a bounty of new and updated hotels and inns, hot restaurants, and enticing activities. Even the area tourism body and its website—fount of information for all things Napa Valley—sport a new moniker, while a new welcome center threw open its doors last spring along the revitalized riverfront in downtown Napa. Some traditions, of course, remain happily the same. Visitors, to be sure, are still bellying up to the tasting bar to pass judgment on the region’s noted cabernet sauvignon in this oenophile paradise, where 400 or so wineries (95 percent of them family-owned and -operated) dot some 34,000 acres of undulating vineyards. But they’re also likely to be checking out uncommonly fine cuisine (Michelin stars number an astonishing 14), a fun farmers’ market, an intriguing art gallery, a soothing spa—all with a noticeable Napa Valley flavor. Locals say it’s development in the right direction, a rediscovery of the 30-mile valley’s rustic roots. 22 october 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2012

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Tour Talk: Travcoa
A Villa Vacation in Europe
Napa Valley Revisited
Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado
Vintage Palm Beach
The Surrey, New York City
The Best of India at ITC Hotels
St. Regis Offers City Sophistication & Barefoot Luxury in Mexico
Mexico Boutique Hotels' Stellar Collection
Four World-Class Private Island Resorts
Update: More on Luxury Private Island Resorts
In Santa Catarina, Brazil, the Surf's Up for Luxury Travel
Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa, Mozambique
New Offerings on Luxe Cruise Lines

Recommend October 2012