Napa Valley is a place of beauty, wonder, adventure, exploration, and fun! There are countless amazing and fun things to do in Napa Valley. Although it’s impossible to do all of them during your weekend getaway, whatever activity you choose, it’s guaranteed to bring you lots of fun and happy memories along the way.
Napa Valley is famous for wine, of course, so visiting vineyards and wineries as well as wine-tastings are expected activities. But Napa is more than those things! You will be surprised that you can find new things and adventures along the way which make your visit in Napa Valley more worthwhile and memorable.
While Napa is famous for its wines, other beverages often take a backseat. This brings up the interest factor in your visit — to try other home-grown drinks, other than wines, in the region. You want hand-crafted beers? Head on to Napa Smith, the only beer maker in Napa where you can sample their interesting lineup of brews — Organic IPA, Golden Gate, Hop Java, Hopageddon and Pilsner. Afterwards, you may consider going to Domaine Charbay Distillery which creates artisanal spirits and cocktails like clear and flavored vodkas, brandy, rum, and their own Black Walnut Liqueur.
Napa Valley offers lots of shopping opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Go shopping for artisanal goodies at the Oxbow Public Market. Score great deals at the Napa Premium Outlets. Or you can shop more at several places from large-scale malls to small, interesting boutiques.
Napa Valley is not just an “adult” destination, but it’s also great for kids and for the whole family! To keep the kids entertained, as well as the kid-at-heart, bring them to the most fun but educational places. Kid- and family-friendly places in the Napa area include the Jelly Belly Candy Company (in Fairfield, just minutes away from Napa), Scientopia Discovery Center, and the Connolly Ranch. These places will keep the kids occupied and entertained as well as educated about the ways of science and the environment.
Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for lovely scenery of the valleys and haute cuisine inside the railroad cars. Rent a bike and go on your way or choose guided bike tours amongst the vineyards. Take a hike at one of several hiking destinations like the Skyline Park and have your breath taken away by the majestic views of the valley. Or why not take a hot air balloon ride during sunrise?
You will feel enthralled by the idea of going up higher into the sky and enjoying the subtly dramatic views of the valley. Pretend that you are an explorer of the enchanting, unspoiled beauty of the Napa — the neat rows of grapevines, the lush rolling hills and valleys, and the occasional fog that partly engulfs the utterly beautiful landscape, while witnessing the sun for the first time of the day. The breathtaking scenery gives you a perfect opportunity to show off your photography skills, too!
Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) has been satisfying guests for nearly four decades with hot air balloon fun and glorious after-flight champagne brunches. They will help you achieve what could be the flight of your lifetime, and continue to celebrate life and love in the Napa with a glorious after-flight champagne brunch with fresh and delicious buffet-style goodies.
Napa Valley is not just a destination of wines, vineyards, and wineries. It offers something for everyone… so get ready for a lot of fun things to do in Napa Valley and have the best vacation of your life.