There are lots of fun things to do in the Napa Valley for many kinds of people — singles, couples, groups of friends, or families. And while people have the right to choose the fun activities they want to pursue in the Wine Country, it doesn’t hurt to offer some suggestions.
If you don’t have any idea which attraction you want to see and do first, getting around the Napa Valley can be an ideal way to explore the area. Biking is a great way to discover the vineyards up close! Bike rentals such as the Napa Valley Bike Tours offer guided tours or maps for those who want to bike on their own. You can cycle along the country roads or the less explored areas in Napa Valley. This activity is perfect especially for pairs and groups.
If you want to ride a real train or something that resembles a train, there are two ways to do it. The Napa Valley Wine Train is a fabulously restored 19th-century train with a dining area where haute cuisine is served for the guests. The train runs from Napa to St. Helena and has stops to other wine towns like Yountville and Rutherford. Each of the coaches has different interior styles and functions. Or take the Napa Valley Wine Trolley, another historic vehicle which will take you around the Napa Valley for six hours for a fee.
Napa Valley is also a place for adventure! Friends, or the whole family, may want to enjoy Safari West, a 400-acre property in Calistoga teeming with forms of African wildlife including giraffes, zebras, flamingoes, cheetahs, rhinoceros, etc. It offers guided open-air jeep tours daily, and also has several amenities that include luxury tents, meals, and relaxing massages.
Every winery in Napa has its own individual charm, but some really stand out above the rest. Not all tourists to the Napa Valley are really wine fans by any stretch so they never visit for the wines. Instead, they visit wineries for the beautiful and outstanding architecture of the buildings. One of the most beautiful and unusual wineries is Castelo di Amorosa, a modern-day winery built in 13th-century Tuscan architecture, complete with massive caverns for the wines, a chapel, towers, and a courtyard.
If you have a passion for golf, Napa Valley’s beautiful landscape makes a perfect backdrop for most golf courses. Many of the golf courses also serve as resorts where tired golfers take a rest and pamper themselves in a relaxing spa or massage. Among the best golf courses include Eagles Vines Golf Club, Chardonnay Golf Club, Silverado Resort and Spa, Mount St. Helena Golf Course, Napa Valley Golf and Country Club, and many others.
If you look for something out of the ordinary, try riding on a hot air balloon! Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) provides you extra fun during your Napa Valley tours by showing you the allure and beauty of the wine country from a different and unique perspective.
You will be able to see the neat rows of grapevines, along with rolling hills and even some deep valleys. As the balloon floats peacefully in the gentle, cool morning air, you will feel the immense relaxation and tranquility that cannot be surpassed by any activity on the ground. You don’t want to forget this moment so be sure to bring along your camera to take lots of pictures and videos!
BATV also provides other delights to the guests: pre-flight breakfast and coffee, post-flight brunches with sparkling wine, wine tours in Napa and Sonoma, picnic lunches, wine and olive oil tasting, limo bus transportation, options for shopping and sightseeing, and so much more. Luxury doesn’t have to be that expensive, as our packages are very affordable. Check out our sunrise hot air balloon flights and wine tours package (some of them have fixed prices but pricing for special ones such as Exclusive Flights and weddings can be negotiated): http://balloonrides.wpengine.com/tour-options-pricing-reservations/.
Whether you’re riding on a magnificent tourist train, go golfing, enjoying a magnificent hot air balloon ride, or visiting beautiful wineries, you won’t run out of fun things to do in Napa Valley to choose from!