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Whether you have always loved coming to Napa Valley or if you never have been here, February is a wonderful, less crowded time with loads of things to do for everyone. Although the vineyards are dormant and recently pruned for the coming season, the bright yellow mustard blooms that blanket the vine rows add a unique perspective that can only be seen during this time of year.
But the wineries, breweries, hotels, restaurants, and communities are fully engaged to greet smaller crowds with special prices, unique events, romantic getaways, and family-oriented venues.
You might try kicking off your stay with one of our hot air balloon rides Napa-style to gather your bearings and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Valley.
Also, many businesses offer a full menu of special activities to make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one. And you won’t have to manage the crowds that will arrive in midsummer.
Suggestions for February in Napa Valley
DoNapa Culinary Crawl, February 13, Napa
From 5:00 to 8:30 PM, join the fun at Napa’s favorite restaurants. Enjoy bites and specially matched drinks as you casually stroll from one delightful spot to the next. Besides the wonderfully prepared food and drinks, you and your family or friends can participate in contests and prizes.
For first-time visitors, Napa’s Culinary Crawl is a great way to learn more about the city while having fun and enjoying the unique atmosphere.
Wine Tastings and Tours, All Month
Of course, wines take center stage in Napa throughout the year. During February, many wineries offer special dinners and events to delight visitors and teach them a bit about wine pairings and winemaking.
Several companies provide chauffeured wine tours (that also double as sightseeing opportunities) to many of Napa Valley’s exclusive wineries for an unhurried, wine-related educational experience
Uptowne Theatre Napa Live Entertainment
Star power presented by the Uptowne Theatre in Napa this month is a major reason to come to Napa Valley. Upcoming musical performances by world-famous artists in February include:
- February 14, Valentine’s Day: Steel Pulse, Reggae
- February 21, Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group, Country
- February 22, The Doo Wop Project, Variety
- February 28, Jefferson Starship, Rock
- February 29, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Jazz
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Safe and exhilarating, hot air balloon rides Napa Valley-style must be part of your must-do list. Your professionally piloted hot air balloon will drift noiselessly above the Valley floor, offering a unique perspective of the vineyards, wineries and pristine communities of Napa Valley.
Take your camera because the photo opportunities are endless.
Reserve Your Hot Air Balloons Rides
Greet the morning sun with a stunning panoramic view of Napa Valley while identifying familiar landmarks from above. The professional pilots at Balloons Above the Valley will ensure a safe and entertaining one-hour flight, followed by an optional gourmet champagne brunch and wine tour.
Balloons Above the Valley is also offering discounted Gift Certificate during February that can be used all year long.
Check out the Balloons Above the Valley website to book your flight or phone one of our reservationists at 1-800-464-6824.