Moon Napa & Sonoma
By Elizabeth Linhart Veneman
Second Edition, December 2013
Price: $16.99 USD
Northern California native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman knows the best way to experience Napa and Sonoma, from horseback riding in Southern Sonoma to visiting Petrified Forest to having lunch at Oxbow Market. In Moon Napa & Sonoma, Linhart Veneman offers recommendations for the region’s must-see attractions and activities, and she also includes trip ideas like Wine Country on a Budget. Whether you’re there for some serious wine-tasting or just a little R&R, Moon Napa & Sonoma gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Napa & Sonoma
Enjoy the very best of Napa & Sonoma with these itineraries:
- The Best of Napa and Sonoma
- Varietal Tours
- Wine Country on a Budget
- A Romantic Weekend
- More Than Just Wine
- Redwoods and Rivers
Explore what Napa & Sonoma has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Napa Valley including Napa and Vicinity, Yountville and Vicinity, Oakville and Rutherford, St. Helena and Vicinity, and Calistoga
- Southern Sonoma including Sonoma Valley and Los Carneros
- Northern Sonoma including Russian River Valley, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley
Elizabeth Linhart Veneman has always viewed growing up in Northern California as both a blessing and curse. There is so much to see, do, and experience all within a short drive—from broad sequoias in the Sierras to ancient lava beds north of Mount Shasta, from creaky Gold Rush towns to the pampering Wine Country—that she began to wonder why anyone would ever leave.
Elizabeth was eventually lured out of the Golden State to Alaska’s far north, where she traveled the Inside Passage, baked bread under the midnight sun in Denali National Park, and chronicled the state’s burgeoning sustainable agriculture for Alaska Magazine. These adventures culminated in penning the travel guide InsightGuides: Alaska.
But Elizabeth knew her California roots were too deep to stay away for long. Raised in Carmel, where her great-great grandmother opened the first restaurant (a soup kitchen with dirt floors!) at the turn of the 20th century, she would always call California home. So she returned and devoted herself to writing about the state she loves most. Her work has included the travel guides SmartGuide: San Francisco and InsightGuides: San Francisco, as well as reporting on food and sustainable agriculture for local publications.
Elizabeth is still enchanted by Northern California’s wondrous melding of natural splendor with cultural charm. She currently lives with her family in San Francisco’s Richmond district.