Wineries, balloon rides, and spas are just three of the incredible experiences to have when you visit Napa Valley, California. Keep reading for more information about these and the other four experiences on our top seven list!
No doubt, you’ve traveled to Napa Valley to taste its world-famous wine. With at least 46 wine-tasting tours available, you’re sure to do just that!
For a more unique tour, consider one that offers:
With all the wonderful and professional tour options, you’re sure to find the perfect one (or more!) for your taste!
Gain a new perspective when you fly high above Napa Valley at sunrise in the first winery branded hot-air balloon in the country!
Enjoy the budget-friendly 1-hour ride with narration followed by a scrumptious breakfast. Or, for a wedding proposal or other special occasion, splurge on the luxurious private flight, breakfast, and sparkling wine for two.
For fresh, sustainably grown local products and crafts made by the hands of artists, take some time to visit Napa Valley’s Farmers Market. Open May 1 – Oct 31st on every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am-12:30 p.m. in downtown Napa, watch chef demos and listen to market music while doing your shopping.
You can also purchase just-picked strawberries and other fruit from American Canyon Strawberries Patch. Marshall’s Farm Honey sells raw, 100% pure, unheated, uncooked, unfiltered, certified kosher honey. Or shop the Napa-Vallejo Flea Market for unique goods and vintage finds.
Indulge your taste buds with local, farm-fresh, and seasonal ingredients artfully prepared at this Michelin-rated restaurant. Called a twist on northern California’s soul food, try the carefully selected local cheeses, wood grilled spanish octopus with poached kumquats, and grilled zabuton of snake river farms beef for dinner. Choose the cashew pavlova with coconut ice cream and blood orange reduction for dessert.
The 22-page menu of carefully tasted and chosen wines, cocktails, locally-brewed beers, and spirits will enhance every bite. Located in world-famous Napa Valley, the beautiful selection of wines takes into account the “varietals, viticulture regions, methods of aging, and the winemakers’ styles and affections.”
Get outside and hike among the lush forests and meadows full of wildflowers while in awe of the splendid views overlooking the Valley and Mt. Diablo. You can even find the wagon wheel ruts left from the 19th century!
Beginning on the outskirts of Calistoga, the trail climbs 274 meters in elevation, is 7.7 km roundtrip, and considered moderate in difficulty.
Echo the glory days of train travel when you view the expansive Napa Valley scenery from exquisitely restored vintage rail cars. Chugging along 40 km of track, you’ll savor a multiple course fine dining meal.
The route travels on the western side of the Valley round trip from Downtown Napa to St. Helena, through some of the most expensive and famous farm real estate in the United States along with some of the most famous historic wineries. The relaxing and romantic 3-hour journey is highly rated and a must-do activity.
For ultimate, whole-body purification, find yourself in the healing geo-thermal pools, mineral-rich mud, and eucalyptus steam at The Bathhouse at Spa Solage.