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Daydreaming of warmer weather, sunny skies and tasting the new releases of Spring? Wine releases that is! Imagine indulging in the new red and white vintages, touring through budding vineyards, driving over sun drenched hillsides, taking in coastal views and feasting on fresh seasonal menus. recommends these unique limited-time escapes for your adult Spring Break.

1. Napa Valley Convertible Wine Tour: Imagine cruising the Napa Valley with friends in a 1947 limousine convertible and touring wineries not regularly open to the public. It's an all VIP access day with Antique Tours. This Exclusive Experience tour can be booked online now. As part of your getaway, check out Napa Valley’s annual Mustard Festival Market Place weekend filled with gourmet products, special chef demonstrations and premium wine tastings. Read More

2. Wine Country Village Vacation: Spring arrives early on the West Coast and it is a perfect time to explore the quaint wine country villages. Stay, sip and savor in Yountville, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Carmel or Pacific Grove, Monterey. Four Sisters Inns invites you to their boutique inns in these picturesque towns with their “Spring Fever Sale”. Stay for two nights, and receive 50% off your second night. Special starts March 1 through April 27 on your Sunday through Thursday stay. Read about these Four Sisters Inns online.

3. Santa Barbara Sideways Weekend: Get Sideways for the weekend in Santa Barbara. Wine taste out in the now infamous Santa Ynez Valley, perfect for Pinot Noir. Santa Barbara County has three recognized viticultural areas (AVAs): Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. This wine country area is beautiful ride away from the coast of Santa Barbara. Stay overnight along the picture-perfect harbor of Santa Barbara to enjoy it’s outdoor shopping and walking distance restaurants. Read more

4. Bodega Bay Stay and Play: Just a coastal ride from San Francisco, venture out to Bodega Bay on the Sonoma coast. You can enjoy wine tasting from the neighboring Russian River Valley. Combine a relaxing stay with a round of golf at the nearby courses, or slip into a special spa treatment. Find your unique stay and play with any of these beautiful properties in Bodega Bay, found on Inn at the Tides, Sonoma Coast Villa Inn and Spa, Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa.

5. Mendocino Ocean View Retreat: Have you visited Mendocino yet? This truly is one of the most stunning settings along the California coast complete with a walking town dotted with artist shops and gourmet restaurants. Retreat with your loved one to the contemporary luxury of the Sea Rock Inn Cottages. Stroll through colorful gardens, walk to town, curl up by the fireplace, enjoy a massage or relax on your deck and watch the sunset from your private cottage. Secure this springtime getaway online now.

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