Lush Oak Forest at Matanzas Creek Winery

February 7, 2017 Settled in an grove of majestic oaks between fields of lavender and gently sloped vineyards, Matanzas Creek Winery's gentle stream runs down the property, forming miniature cascades. The tasting room architecture of wood and stone is fitting for the environment, with small seating areas scattered throughout to enjoy the scenery. They are set up for a relaxing summer afternoon, with bocce ball court and corn holes, the popular game of tossing bean bags at a target.

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Tudor Rose Tea Room in Santa Rosa

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando – Travel Tips

January 25, 2017 Universal resorts will offer shuttle service to the park, and often early admission to Harry Potter. I stayed at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which is a fun vintage hotel, and got into Diagon Alley early, which meant I could see almost deserted Muggle-free streets, a clear view of Gringotts’ goblins, and there was no line for the ride. It also has great pools, which after a long hot day at the park is a welcome way to spend the evening. There is plenty to do after hours, from visiting the bowling alley to having a refreshing pool-side drink.

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