If you plan to explore Napa in mid-July and want to experience everything this rich area has to offer, book tickets to the exquisite Festival del Sole. With events stretching between the charming towns of Calistoga and Napa on scenic highway 29, it's the best way to experience Napa in ten days. From the lavish Founder's Dinner on July 12th to the VIP dinner on the 22nd, you'll be treated to the best food, wine, and art that Napa has to offer. Vintner's Luncheon at Darioush — Photo courtesy of Vi Bottaro
Tickets are categorized by either the VIP or Allegro passes, the latter allowing for more day-to-day flexibility. Either way, with so much to choose from, you'll get your money's worth. Although the music (including world-renowned Joshua Bell and the National Russian orchestra) and performances (such as the popular "24 Hour" plays) are superb, the setting is a feast for the eyes, as well. Castle At Night — Photo courtesy of Vi Bottaro
Speaking of feasts, the festival knows that visitors come to Napa for food and drink. "A Taste of Napa," "Dinner At Wolf Family Vineyards," and "Brunch At Chimney Rock" are just a few of the elegantly arranged and thoughtfully prepared meals that showcase the fine sensibility of the Napa Valley. Meadowood Gala — Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Moanalani
Tickets go quickly for what The New York Times called "a feast for the senses," so make your reservations today.