What to Do in Napa Valley California Winery Travel
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What to Do in Napa Valley

What to Do in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a beautiful city located in California, it reminds me of Fall all year round. The beautiful city is home to tons of beautiful Wine Vineyards and if you are a wine lover like myself, you will definitely want to visit. Napa Valley can be a little overwhelming at first because there is so many different wine vineyards and delicious restaurants that it's hard to make a decision on what to do and where to go during your visit. Today I am going to be sharing with you some of the most popular places to go and things to do in Napa Valley that are absolute musts for making your trip unforgettable. We hope that you enjoy this What to Do in Napa Valley post.

What to Do in Napa ValleyFood

Bouchon: This amazing stop is a must if you are fan of French cuisine. It is a casual bistro that is owned by Thomas Keller and all of the food here is absolutely incredible.

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen: I love this restaurant because it feels so quaint and comfortable. The menu is upscale but it doesn't make you feel like you need to spend the big bucks for the delicious, quality food. One of my favorites is the Braised Pork Shoulder

Gott's Roadside: This one is great for the family if you have brought the kids along. It has a diner feel but much better and higher quality eats. There are several locations and it is an absolute must for me if we are looking for a more casual and quick meal without compromising the quality of amazing food.

Press: If you are looking for a meal that is a bit more on the fancier side, that you can dress up and have a glamorous night for, Press is a great place to go. You will be able to indulge in an amazing, high quality Steak. I would even venture to say, probably the best steak you've ever had!

What to Do in Napa Valley


Corison: This winery is great to visit because it was created by Cathy Corison and she is well know as being such a successful female winemaker. Her selection is tradition Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hanzell: If you are a white wine lover, this one's for you! Hanzell is a small vineyard that is very casual and laid back but they specialize in Northern California White Wines and they are phenomenal.

Quintessa: This one is an absolute must in my opinion. I love taking the tour of this vineyard solely to view the beautiful land that it sits on but their decadent selection of red wines are an added bonus and that makes this a top spot for me.

Storybook Mountain: This is another one of my favorites because the view of the mountains is so beautiful to view while you are sipping on their delicious wine. They are most famous for their Zinfandel but everything there is absolutely delicious.

Nickel and Nickel: If you are looking for a more personal and intimate tour/tasting this one is great to visit because they are by appointment only. You can make an appointment to tour the land or just for a tasting, or both! They have a wide selection of wine including Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay all that have a great flavor.

What to Do in Napa ValleyActivities

Napa Valley Balloons: If you want to get an overview of the beautiful lands, a great way to do so is through a Napa Valley Hot Air Balloon tour. Being up in a Hot Air Balloon is a truly magnificent experience and when you are visiting somewhere like Napa Valley, it is a great way to take in the beauty of the nature and landscapes.

The Cameo Cinema: If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids in Napa Valley, a great place to visit is The Cameo Cinema. They always have a great selection of various movies and it is a great way to spend the day.

Hiking: As I have said so many times before, Napa is a gorgeous city. Going out to explore the city and hiking through the scenic views is an amazing experience. There are so many great trails to walk and really take in all of the beauty that is around you.

Spa: Spending time in Napa Valley really makes you want to lay back and relax, a trip to the spa is the perfect way to do so. There are so many phenomenal day spas to choose from including Spa Solage and Golden Haven Hot Springs to name a couple popular ones.

Napa is a really great place to visit if you love Wine but even if you don't, just visiting the area is a great time to do. There is more to do than visit Vineyards and drink wine and it is a great place for a romantic getaway or even a getaway with the whole family. The scenery is gorgeous and it truly is one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S. We hope that you are inspired by this What to Do in Napa Valley post.

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11 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Kerrie Mendoza

    I know Napa Valley is known for its amazing wineries, and I’d love to visit some. But, these activities, like the Cameo Cinema, would be a great experience.

  2. Monica Y

    We are going to be visiting this summer, so I am glad I found this post, so I can follow some of your ideas, this is what I love about your site, so much useful information

  3. My husband and I were just talking about maybe visiting her. I’m going to keep this in my tens so that I have it when we discuss it again. Looks like there’s a lot to do.

  4. Amy Desrosiers

    When I think of Napa Valley I think of lots of wine and good food! I would love to explore this area with my husband!

  5. Keikilani

    My sisters and I want to plan a girls trip to Napa Valley! It sounds like the perfect place to explore and relax.

  6. Napa Valley is a thing of legends. I can’t wait to go some time. It looks so cool.

  7. kristi

    Thanks for the suggestions, we are looking at a trip to Napa Valley so will keep this for reference.

  8. katrina kroeplin

    ive never been there but i so want to as it looks amazing.

  9. Ruth I

    I always think of wine when I hear of Napa Valley. Happy to know that there are other exciting activities to do there.

  10. Sarah

    Napa looks amazing! I’d love to go there one day. I really need a California trip and some yummy wine. 

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