April 4, 2011
Napa Valley uncorks its new Welcome Center

apimage.jpgThe next time you plan a trip through the Napa Valley, make your first stop the new Napa Valley Welcome Center at 600 Main St., along the riverfront in downtown Napa.

At the 2,400-square-foot center, visitors will find "interactive digital information tools," including the "Visit Napa Valley Mobile App."

The free app is downloadable on all smartphones and uses GPS technology to "pinpoint wineries, restaurants, hotels and spas," said Clay Gregory, president of the Napa Valley Destination Council. The app also includes an events calendar, suggested activities and attractions, maps, directions, weather forecasts, special offers and local news.

Also featured at the center are photos of the Napa Valley, a 3-D topographical map (coming in May), an illustrative appellations map, a concierge desk with personal guidance and assistance with restaurant and hotel reservations, looped videos showing images of the valley, a shop that sells locally produced products, and much more.

The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For more information: (707) 260-0106,

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