Napa Valley Activities
Pamper yourself with a massage or other spa treatment at one of the many spas in the Napa Valley.
There is much more to see and do in Napa Valley than you might imagine. While the area is best known as a world-class wine region and culinary destination, the area offers a wide range of activities with something of interest for just about everyone. It may have been the wines that brought you to the Napa Valley, but all that the area has to offer will keep you coming back for more.
Napa Valley Spas & Hot Springs
A perfect accompaniment to your fine wining and dining is to pamper yourself with a spa treatment at one of the many spas or hot springs in the area. The valley offers many day spas if you want to indulge in a massage, facial or other spa services. Most of the fine resorts also offer spa facilities, including the Silverado Resort in Napa, Villagio in Yountville, Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, and Meadowood in St. Helena.
One of the valley's natural attractions are the geothermal hot springs and mineral water pools, which have long thought to have therapeutic value. If you are intrigued by sitting in a mud bath or relaxing in a mineral pool, you will want to visit the town of Calistoga at the northern end of the valley. Some of the popular places in town are Golden Haven Hot Springs, Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, and Roman Spa Hot Springs.
Napa Valley Golf
Napa Valley offers golfing facilities with a range of amenities for golfers of all skill levels. The golf courses are set amongst the natural beauty of the valley, giving you a chance to enjoy the local flora and fauna as you move thru the fairways. Many visitors look forward to a morning of golf before they set off for an afternoon of wine tasting at one of the local wineries. [more...]
Hot Air Balloons
A truly one-of-a-kind experience, you will not soon forget the morning you welcomed the sunrise while floating over the famous Napa Valley vineyards. Many visitors choose a Hot Air Balloon experience as a way to celebrate a special occasion, while others simply enjoy new adventures. [more...]
Hiking, Biking, & Boating in Napa
Napa County has many great locations for visitors who want to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. There are many areas for hiking, biking, and boating.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, located in the heart of Napa Valley, offers camping, picnic grounds, swimming, and hiking trails. Horseback riding is available thru Triple Creek Horse Outfit. Close enough to be connected by trails is Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, which is the location of the historic grist mill and its 36-foot water wheel. At the northern end of the valley is Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, one of the best hiking spots in the area. A five mile hike to the top of Mt St Helena will reward you with unsurpassed views of the Napa Valley and much of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lake Berryessa, situated on the eastern edge of Napa County, is a popular outdoor and water-based recreational destination. The area has many day use opportunities and several options for overnight accommodations. There is a variety of activities available including pleasure boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, birding, and picnicking.
Napa River Adventures offers a sunset cruise on the Napa river, where you can bring a picnic meal to enjoy as you view historical Napa sites, many species of birds as you pass thru the surrounding wetlands, and gorgeous views of the valley. At Napa Valley Bike Tours, you can choose a one day tour or a complete vacation package, such as "Ride, Wine, & Dine," or "Pedal & Pamper."
Napa Valley Arts
Napa Valley features many cultural opportunities, including: the Napa Valley Museum and the Lincoln Theatre, located at the Veterans Home in Yountville; the di Rosa Preserve for Art and Nature in southern Napa; the Napa Valley Symphony; the Napa Valley Opera House; and various galleries and museums.
Napa Valley Shopping
You can find a variety of unique treasures at many of the local shops in the Napa Valley. Shopping areas with a local flair can be found at the Whistle Stop Shops in Yountville; in St Helena on Main Street; and Downtown Calistoga. While off the main path, you may enjoy visiting the Napa Valley Grapevine Wreath Company on Rutherford Road which sells wreaths, baskets and other items made from grapevines.
Napa Valley Cooking Classes
Napa Valley is a culinary delight where you can take advantage of the local products and talent by enrolling in a cooking class. There are many options where you can partake of such a culinary adventure, including: Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, CasaLana in Calistoga or Hugh Carpenter's CampNapa Culinary.
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Wine Country Jewelry
Shop for grape jewelry and wine charms at Wine Country Jewelry.
The French Laundry
Award winning chef Thomas Keller and his world famous The French Laundry restaurant.
Wine Country Ballooning
Up, up, and away in a hot air balloon soaring over the wine country vineyards.
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