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The City of Napa -located in the heart of Napa Valley

The city of Napa is the main city of Napa Valley metropolitan area and home to 86,000 people came from all over the world and different horizons . It’s located on the Napa River that runs through Napa Valley down to San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay. The vibrant part of Napa is the downtown located along Main Street and “The Riverfront” where you can admire its cottage and fancy houses, diverse architecture, museums, fine restaurants, patios and courtyards filled with boutiques, coffee shops and wine tasting rooms. Take a walk to admire the great and picturesque mural paintings all over the city. Among the main attraction is the wine train just across the pedestrian bridges where you can visit Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts. Copia is a famous cultural institution and museum. For more information about Napa, you can visit Napa City’s official website: www.cityofnapa.org.

If you are interested in visiting the city of Napa, Copia and take the wine train. Feel free to fill out our Travel Request and we will combine Napa attractions with your wine tour. Napa Valley is characterized by its cool, wet winters and very warm dry summers. Napa River overflows and floods Napa city and thousands of acres all over Napa County from time to time as it happened in December 2005. Yet, Napa climate is very warm in summer which makes its wine growing regions one of the best ” terroirs” in the world.

The history of Napa and the name Napa derives from the Nappeans; the Native American-Indians who lived in Napa Valley area for thousands of years, in such fertile soil and along the banks of the Napa River .

In early 1800’s, Padre Jose Altimura, led the expedition to Napa under the Spanish Flag and then after 1820’s under the Mexican Flag to explore Napa Valley and converts the Indians to Christianity.

In 1846, California Bear Flag peaceful Revolt took place at Sonoma Historic Plaza and resulted in a complete control of Napa and California from the Mexicans. By 1870, the Native American demographics changed significantly due to the probably cause of U.S. Manifest Destiny and the flood of newcomers to Napa Valley who forced the native Indians to leave their native lands. The City of Napa was founded by Nathan Coombs in 1847. By 1850, the Dophin became the first steamship to navigate through Napa River in order to open a path for commerce to promote business in Napa Valley.

The California Gold Rush on the late 1850’s expanded Napa City. In 1858, the Great Silver Rush began in Napa Valley. The most noted silver mine was the Silverado Mine, near the summit of Mt. St. Helena. The mine was immortalized by Robert Louis Stevenson in his classic novel: The Silverado Squatters.

Today, Napa has become the primary business and economic center as well as the Agricultural Capital of California Wine Country.

Mark Adams is a specialized writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He wrote many articles regarding San Francisco Tours and many more articles can be found at Napa Valley wineries tours and Napa valley wine tours

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Die Flößerbrücke ist eine Straßenbrücke über den Main in Frankfurt am Main. Sie verbindet die Obermainanlage in der Innenstadt mit dem Deutschherrnufer in Sachsenhausen. Als einzige Frankfurter Mainbrücke überquert sie den Fluss nicht im rechten Winkel, sondern in einem Winkel von ca. 70 Grad zur Fließrichtung des Mains. Es ist zudem die einzige von einem Pylon getragene Straßenbrücke in der Frankfurter Innenstadt.

Die erste Flößerbrücke entstand 1964 als Provisorium, um während der Sanierung der etwas westlich gelegenen Alten Brücke den Verkehr aufzunehmen. Die heutige Brücke wurde 1984 bis 1986 erbaut.

Die Flößerbrücke ist Einbahnstraße in nördlicher Richtung. Über die Brücke verläuft die Bundesstraße 3.

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Researching Park City & Deer Valley Dining Establishments For Your Canyons Ski Vacation? – We Have The List!

One of the favorite parts of a Park City, UT trip for most families includes eating at Park City restaurants after a relaxing day on the mountain. Park City’s restaurant scene features many dining choices with a wide selection of cuisine types. Think about some of these local restaurants during your vacation.

If you or your friends are in the mood for Mexican food, there are several great restaurants to choose from. Baja Cantina, situated by the Legacy Lodge at PCMR, has great food and delicious margaritas for the adults in the group. Another delicious pick is Nacho Mama’s, which serves up delicious fajitas, tacos, and soups. If your group is interested in something slightly less crowded, try Loco Lizard, located behind the Chevron by the I-80 exit.

In the mood for Asian cuisine? You can find lots of Japanese, Chinese, and Asian-fusion dining options in Park City. Shabu is an fine dining Asian restaurant situated at the top of historic Main Street; after trying the Kobe Beef tenderloin, you may not go to any other restaurant throughout your vacation. Some other great places include Wahso, a couple doors up from Shabu, and The Last Samurai, a family friendly and entertaining restaurant choice located at Kimball Junction.

Some of Park City’s top Italian restaurants include Grappa, Ghidotti’s, and Cisero’s. Cisero’s is a great choice for families or vacationers on a budget; and make sure to venture downstairs to the bar/dance club to work off that dinner. Grappa is a multi-award winning Italian restaurant located at the top of Main Street in a picturesque old house, and should not be missed. Ghidotti’s, located at Kimball Junction, is Park City’s most recently opened Italian restaurant, and boasts a unique atmosphere and menu.

Sometimes the best meal after a big, active day is a pizza, and Park City has lots of great pizza joints to pick from. Order a pie from Red Banjo or Main Street Pizza & Noodle, all located on Main Street, and get ready for a delicious, authentic pizza experience. If you would rather dine out than order in, try Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery, which cooks up huge east-coast style pizza that makes you feel right at home. Should you suffer from a case of extreme fatigue, all three places will happily deliver to your rental condo.

A light and healthy dinner of sushi is a great way to complete an eventful day in Park City. Choose from the Flying Sumo or Yuki Arashi, both on Main Street in downtown Park City. Both restaurants offer high-quality sashimi, sushi and tapas for palates of all varieties. Just off the beaten path, Blind Dog sushi bar is no less renowned; in fact, the sashimi and sushi are nationally recognized as some of the best you can find in the country.

These are only a couple of the highlights of the extensive list of great restaurant experiences in Park City, UT. Find a favorite or try them all; you will not leave hungry!

Alyson Monetti suggests the following website for collecting info on Deer Valley restaurants.

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The Main Group represents the core of the ancient city and covers an area of 600 by 300 meters. The main features are the Acropolis, which is a raised royal complex on the south side, and a group of smaller structures and linked plazas to the north, including the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the ballcourt. The Monument Plaza contains the greatest concentration of sculpted monuments at the site.

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