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Dreamy sceneries of rolling hills, beautiful fields and vineyards, luxury vacation homes, quaint eateries, and aromatic wine tasting rooms — Napa Valley has it all.
The Wine Country region is a favorite vacation destination for Californian tourists, recorded to have played host to over 3 million visitors in each of the past few years. You will not find a better mix of outdoor and indoor fun than in this charming grape-growing region of Northern California.
Ready to find out for yourself why all the hype? We have harvested a list of fun things in the Napa Valley that you don’t want to miss.
Olive Your Trip
Plan a tasting tour — only this tour involves greens and blacks instead of reds and whites. Olive oil production is one of the many highlights of the Wine Country.
If you’re in town, check out the Olive Mill or Napa Valley Olive Oil at Oxbow Market. There are opportunities to visit olive orchards where mill owners will be happy to show you the production process and let you sample exquisite oils. Round Pond Estate is worth a visit. Pick up a bottle of locally produced oil for preparing your own savory meal back at your vacation rental!
De-Stress and Detox
The area is a treasure of natural hot springs, which you find toward the northern end of the Napa Valley, particularly in Calistoga. The spring baths combine perfectly steaming water and a wealth of natural minerals to create a rejuvenating experience for anyone ready for a break.
Namaste to Wine
You don’t have to be a dedicated yogi to take part in one of the yoga retreats offered in the Wine Country. The climate in this prime grape-growing region makes a perfect environment for those who need to tune out the rest of the world and simply om their way to relaxation after a long wine tour.
There are loads of opportunities to sit in on a yoga class, meditation, or spiritual lecture. Check ahead online, or just take a look at the bulletin board at the local market for a flyer of what’s available.
Pass Through Nature
The entirety of the Land Trust of Napa County is open to the public for various outdoors activities, which include biking, hiking, and kayaking. If you are looking to get your fill of a fitness regime, a whopping 55,000 acres of this land is at your disposal. The area also hosts guided tours and hikes in certain seasons.
A 15-mile guided hike around the gorgeous Dunn Ranches and Dunn-Wildlake Preserve offers perfect birds-eye views of both St. Helena and Calistoga. Whether by car, bicycle or foot, the Wine Country’s landscape of rolling hills and fertile valleys is sure to soothe your mind and excite your senses.
New Country Cuisine
Diverting their menu away from the traditional Napa Valley cuisine, there are many restaurants here where you can experience both casual and fine dining.
If you’re looking for a good brunch, visit Archetype. In downtown, Morimoto Napa brings the perfect combination of seafood and sake to the Wine Country, and you can feast on their popular spicy king crab, toro tartare, and sticky ribs.
A Wining Escapade
Make plans for a guided wine tasting, anywhere before, after, or in between other trips around Napa Valley. There are hundreds of wineries, so it pays to to do your homework. Better still, let someone you trust help you choose which vineyard tasting rooms to visit.
At The Wine Stay, we offer wine tasting tours in Napa Valley, as well as Sonoma Valley. Let us guide you to the establishments of some of the finest winemakers of California, where you can sample world-renown reds and whites.
Reach out to us today. We will arrange a luxury vacation home and an excellent wine tour to make sure your time in Napa Valley is unforgettable!