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Napa Valley Destinations
The city of Napa is located along the Napa River at the far southern end of the valley, and is the only true “city” in the Napa Valley. Napa is home to a bounty of beautiful Victorian-era homes, the historic Napa mill, wine tasting rooms, historical buildings and the Oxbow Market.
The idyllic town of Yountville, a tiny hamlet located between Napa and St. Helena, is located right off Route 29, the main route that runs through Napa Valley. It is sophisticated, yet restful, and has the greatest concentration of Michelin Star restaurants per capita of any town in the world, offering visitors the chance to enjoy cuisine that rivals anywhere.
St. Helena is roughly ¾ of the way up the Napa Valley and its downtown shopping area is a trove of authentic, one-of-a-kind items, whether crafted locally or acquired from afar by their discerning shop owners. You’ll find a frequently refreshed stock of high-quality art, jewelry, men and women’s clothing, kids’ toys, specialty food, home furnishings, gifts and more.
Located at the very top of the Napa Valley, Calistoga is the area of the valley most famous for its hot springs resorts and mud baths, due to its fascinating underground geology. It’s a small-town setting that is sophisticated, yet friendly with deep historic roots are so impressive that the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Calistoga a "Distinctive Destination."
The Silverado Trail is a highway that traverses the eastern side of Napa Valley. The highway (it’s not actually a hiking or riding trail anymore!) stretches 26 miles and is hailed as Napa Valley’s most scenic route, not to mention home to some of the valley’s finest wineries.
Napa Valley Activities
The Napa Valley has literally over 400 wineries, ranging from world famous estate wineries to family-owned boutique cellars, all just a short jaunt from the Napa Valley Lodge. No matter your taste, you can find several wineries to explore and learn about wine - from large, world-famous wine education focus, to small, family-owned hands-on wineries.
Your Wine Country experience would not be complete without a fine dining moment… or two, or three or... Simply put, the Napa Valley is North America's premier wine and food destination. The region is home to more than 125 exciting restaurants, boasting 14 Michelin stars, more than any other wine region in the world.
Most people think of wine, food, vines, and highway 29 when they think of Napa Valley, but there is great hiking, from easy to quite strenuous. We’ve summarized some of our favorites to suit your ability and whatever you might be seeking.
Experiencing the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do while visiting Napa Valley! As you pedal past rows of vineyards, you’ll enjoy an invigorating sensory experience that simply cannot be achieved from the inside of a car.
There’s no way to see the Napa Valley like the view and the serenity from a hot air balloon. As you soar over vineyards and mountains, enjoy breathtaking scenery and gain a perspective you cannot get from any other mode of transportation—or one nearly as memorable.
The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, straight up through the Napa Valley via Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford to St. Helena and then back again. The Wine Train is a unique and wonderful way to see the vineyards, wineries and beauty of the Napa Valley.
Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to a professional. When you go in style with a limousine company, their knowledgeable chauffeurs and tour guides will take you on a memorable journey. From group excursions to private tour guides, there are many choices for touring the Napa Valley.
Golf in the Napa Valley is a tradition "Par None" as we like to say. Tee off at one of several great courses and enjoy not only a sensational round of golf, but views and an experience you will never forget.
Whether you are just looking to browse and enjoy what you can find, or you are searching for that special collection piece you’ve been seeking, Napa Valley has an impressive collection of hundreds of galleries specializing in numerous disciplines of art.
What some people consider to be an art form of its own, shopping deserves a place on everyone's itinerary. The towns of Napa Valley offer an outstanding experience for those looking for just about anything from gifts to distinctive apparel to unique home items and antiques.