The Napa Valley is truly a beautiful place, with extraordinary history attached to the region. There are a lot of tours visits can take of wineries, and experience wine tasting, but there is a lot more to the region. Depending on the time of year, one ventures into the area. Fall is simply breathtaking, with the fall foliage, along side thousand and thousands of rows of vineyards of grapes, just about ready to be harvested. Driving along the road ways in the valley, the strong smell of grapes is extraordinary pungent and makes one acutely aware of the area’s prosperity. History buffs may want to take in a tour and visit to the Beringer Vineyards, it’s the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley. It is a remarkable place, and one can imagine the Beringer family strolling around the immaculately kept grounds in 1876. The original buildings that were there, are on the site, and visitors can go inside the family residences of the Beringer brothers. There are also beautiful parks in the area, like Sonoma State Historic Park. Which encompasses a wide array of California’s historical structures. General Vallego who directed Sonoma’s development until 1846, home is located in the park.