S.F. Bay Area — Napa Valley
Napa Valley Attractions
Top 10 Fun Things To Do
in Napa Valley Wine Country
Top 10 Fun Things To Do
in Napa Valley
Although Napa Valley is world-famous for its premium wineries and gourmet restaurants, there are many "other" Fun Things To Do when visiting the area. We've put together a list and a brief description of some of our Favorite Things To Do (in no particular order).
1. Hot-Air Ballooning... and more!
Hot-Air Balloon Rides
A Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Napa Valley Wine Country is a truly memorable experience. Get a bird's eye view of the vineyards as you soar high above the trees — great for picture-taking! Reservations are required.
NOTE: If there is any wind or fog, the launch might be cancelled.
Other fun aerial adventure activities include Glider Rides, Bi-Plane Rides and Helicopter Flights.
2. Bike Rentals
Bike Tours & Rentals
Tour scenic Napa Valley by bike and enjoy a close-up
view of the wineries and beautiful surrounding vineyards and get your
3. Spas in Napa Valley
Napa Valley Spas
Pamper yourself on your next visit to Napa Valley Wine Country
— indulge in relaxing Massages, Mud Baths and luxurious Spa Treatments.
4. Napa Valley Wine Train (Napa)
Napa Valley Wine Train
Travel through 36 miles of the scenic Napa Valley and enjoy a leisurely
three-hour excursion aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train.
During each trip, there are two meal seatings one going
north to St. Helena, the other on the return trip back to Napa.
We prefer to dine during the first seating and then relax in the
lounge cars on the return journey.
Daylight trips are preferable if you want to see the vineyards
— sunset views are stunning. At night, there's not much
to see outside, but it's still a great
5. Historical Walking Tour
Yountville Historical Walking Tour
Take a self-guided tour of Yountville — one of Napa Valley's most scenic, historic and charming towns. Stop by the Yountville Chamber of Commerce (located on Washington and Oak, directly opposite the Villagio Inn & Spa) to pick up your "Historical Walking Tour & Pathway Map" brochure.
6. Tasting Rooms
Yountville Tasting Rooms
Enjoy sampling premium wines at any of Yountville's charming Tasting Rooms — there are 12 of them (all located within easy walking distance to each other). Cheers!
7. Napa Valley Museum
Visit Napa Valley Museum (located on the grounds of the Veterans Home in Yountville)— it features changing art exhibitions and permanent history collections. The new History Gallery showcases the "Land and People of the Napa Valley" exhibit and features rare artifacts on display for the first time in 25 years.
Closed Tuesdays and major holidays.
8. Napa Valley Shopping
Enjoy shopping at Napa Valley's Premium Outlets, the historic V Marketplace 1870 (in Yountville) and downtown St. Helena (Main Street is lined
with quaint little shops, boutiques and restaurants).
of Napa Premium Outlets
Napa Premium Outlets are for serious "bargain shoppers" look
for your favorite outlets and have fun shopping!
Oxbow Public Market (located in downtown Napa) is another fun place to explore while visiting Napa Valley. Shop for artisanal and local foods and wines.
Visit the quaint town of Calistoga — famous
for its soothing and rejuvenating Hot
Springs, Spas and Mud Baths, fun restaurants, specialty shops and fine art galleries.
Old Faithful Geyser
Visit Calistoga's famous "Old Faithful" Geyser (pictured below). It's one of three geysers in the world with the "old faithful" designation — i.e. geysers that perform at regular intervals.
Geyser Open daily
Take a Wine-Tasting Tour at any of Calistoga's beautiful wineries — our favorites are Castello Di Amorosa and Chateau Montelena Winery.
Enjoy fun year-round outdoor recreational activities — scenic
at nearby state
parks, hot air balloon rides, glider and bi-plane rides, helicopter rides, swimming, horseback-riding,
golfing, vineyard tours... and more!
10. Napa Valley Golf Clubs & Resorts
Vines Golf Club
Vintner's Golf Club
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