Things To Do

Although known around the world for its wine and cuisine, Napa Valley caters to almost every type of visitor. We’ve got some tips on how to make the most of your visit to Wine Country. And to make your visit more memorable, rent one of our GoPro cameras to record your experiences! (NVR Adventures does not warrant or promote any business or winery on this page. Please contact these businesses directly with any questions.)

Tasting Rooms

Taste the world famous Napa Valley wines in local tasting rooms.

  • 1313 Main: An intimate and sophisticated wine bar and lounge featuring over 1,300 rotating labels of fine wines offered by the taste, glass, flight or bottle, complemented by an inspired selection of artisanal small plates.
  • Back Room Wines: For the wines you can’t find back home, Back Room Wines is the place to shop.
  • Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ: With an astounding lineup of over 400 highly allocated wines on the shelves and 40 wines available by-the-glass, you can scan the 18 page wine list on any given day to find a snapshot of truly great wines from around the world.
  • Carpe Diem Wine Bar: Beyond a wine bar, Carpe Diem also offers small bites, bigger bites, and desserts to enjoy.
  • District 4 Tasting Lounge: The partners of District 4 bring something unique and exciting to the tasting lounge and offer guests a plethora of wine choices and styles.
  • Napa General Store: The Napa General Store Wine Tasting Bar features a rotating selection of small, artisan wineries from the Napa Valley that don’t have their own tasting rooms and aren’t widely distributed.
  • Oxbow Wine Merchant & Wine Bar: Choose from their boutique assortment of wines from artisanal producers all around the world.
  • TASTE at Oxbow: Taste at Oxbow wine tasting salon offers a complete downtown Napa experience, featuring the wines of Waterstone Winery, along with gourmet food and boutique retail items.
  • Uncorked at Oxbow: Uncorked at Oxbow has the only licensed, bonded and refrigerated barrel tasting room, offering barrel tastings and blending sessions on premise.

Art & History Buffs

  • Napa Firefighters Museum: Started in 1859 with 4 volunteers, the Napa Fire Department has a rich and interesting history. See historic hose carts, horse-drawn steamer, and trucks from the early 1900’s.
  • di Rosa Preserve: The art collection consists of art produced in the greater San Francisco Bay Area during the later part of the 20th Century.
  • Napa County Historical Society: Their purpose is to discover and keep history alive through exhibits, lectures, and events, as well as research, publications, and educational activities.

Pampering

Slow down and enjoy some of the finer things in life. Find your haven from the outside world and melt your stress away as you slide into a mud bath, soothe your aching muscles with a massage, or find serenity in a hot spring.

  • Napa Massage & Bodycare: In a historic downtown Napa location, they offer pressure massage ranging from light to deep with aromatherapy oil, therapeutic moist heat and pain relieving liniment.
  • Greenhaus European Day Spa: Enter a world of soothing sound, skilled touch, and the scent of aroma oils. Greenhaus offers a variety of Napa Valley styled services, all of them based on superior products made with the purest essential oils and herbs.
  • The Spa at the Napa Valley Marriott: The purpose of the Napa County Historical Society is to discover and keep history alive through exhibits, lectures, and events, as well as research, publications, and educational activities.
  • The Spa at Silverado Resort (Napa): Spanning 16,000 square feet, their Roman-inspired spa is the largest private resort spa in the region and offers endless opportunities for lasting renewal.
  • Spa Terra (Napa): In the hillside directy behind The Meritage Resort lies Spa Terra, a luxury spa located entirely underground in our 22,000 square foot Estate Wine Cave.

Culinary Delights

Tantalize your taste buds with some of Napa’s best known restaurants, delis, and desserts.

Casual:

  • Gott’s Roadside (Napa): Traditional diner style, Gott’s is best known for their burgers. But not just your typical burgers – they have specialty burgers like Ahi and also offer delicious fish tacos!
  • Oxbow Public Market (Napa): Known locally as “the Oxbow,” you’ll find a variety of restaurants in a casual seating environment. This is also an excellent location for those seeking gluten-free options. From fresh oysters to Venezuelan cuisine, everyone will be satisfied at the Oxbow!

Gourmet:

  • Morimoto (Napa): Japanese cuisine brought to you by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, also known as the Iron Chef of America. From its unusual wood-trimmed décor to the exquisite food presentation, this restaurant never disappoints.
  • Cole’s Chop House (Napa): A classic American steakhouse, Cole’s offers specialty meats such as the 21-day dry-aged Porterhouse. Everyone in your group love a different type of wine? Don’t worry – the 20+ page wine list is sure to appease every palate.
  • Celadon (Napa): Food flavors from the Americas, Asia, and the Mediterranean unite in this global comfort-food restaurant. Small plate options provide the opportunity to try a variety of menu items in a single meal like macadamia nut crusted goat cheese or flash fried calamari with a chipotle chili glaze.
  • Ninebark: A Napa Valley dining experience by 2 Michelin star chef Matthew Lightner and AvroKO featuring California-focused, market-forward cuisine.
  • Ristorante Allegria (Napa): Enjoy a cozy luncheon or a candle-lit dinner at a top wine country restaurant. Ristorante Allegria is located in a Historic Bank Landmark, built in 1916, in the heart of downtown Napa.
  • Zuzu (Napa): The restaurant offers a modern, California version of tapas along with some traditional offerings based on the cuisines of Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.
  • Angele Restaurant & Bar (Napa): a French country restaurant and bar offering refined bistro fare, wine and cocktails on the Napa riverfront in the heart of downtown Napa.
  • The Bounty Hunter (Napa): From the famous Beer Can Chicken to the BBQ platters to the tasty desserts, their Smokin' BBQ is sure to please along with their astounding lineup of 400+ wines on the shelf.
  • Terrace Court (Napa): Formerly Restaurant Cuvée, Specializing in locally sourced comfort foods served in a classic Napa Valley setting, Terrace Café and wine bar embodies Napa’s local flavor in every way.
  • Hog Island Oysters (Napa): Located in the Oxbox Public Market, they serve oysters and shellfish, complimented with savory seafood entrees, organic salads and small plates showcasing the amazing farmers, fisherman and artisan food producers of Napa Valley and northern California.
  • Uva Trattoria (Napa): Uva is a casual Napa hangout popular with locals. Their diverse menu features Italian regional food, prepared with the freshest ingredients and weekly specials based on local, seasonal, organically farmed produce.
  • Mini Mango (Napa): A Thai Bistro, Mini Mango offers generous portions for reasonable prices. Thai food with a hint of California.

Sweets & Desserts:

  • Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar: Known for their gourmet cupcakes, Sift offers a variety of cupcake flavors like Pink Champagne, Limonatta, and a Knock Your Sox Off (vanilla cake with Bavarian cream filling just like a Boston Cream Pie). For those seeking something other than miniature cakes, try their French macarons, their Whoopie Cookies, or their Ice Cream Sammys.
  • Vintage Sweet Shoppe: If chocolate is what you seek, then chocolate is what they have! Fudge, brownies, truffles – if it’s chocolate, they probably have it! Try their wine and chocolate pairing for a unique tasting experience.
  • Alexis Baking Company: Known as ABC by locals, Alexis Baking Company offers a variety of baked goods including scrumptious desserts. The selection changes daily, but you will almost always find a broad selection of tarts, cakes, and cookies.

Staying in Napa

Napa has an abundant selection of historic B&B’s to hotels offering a variety of amenities. Whatever your need, you can find it in Napa.

Bed & Breakfasts & Inns:

  • The Napa Inn B&B: A delightful inn, full of romance and fantasy, removed from the hectic pace of the big city.
  • 1801 First: A luxury Napa Valley bed and breakfast, creates an atmosphere of casual elegance and relaxed refinement to help guests immerse themselves in California’s stunning wine country.
  • The Beazley House: A wonderful circa 1902 mansion, was founded in 1981 in historic old town Napa by Carol and Jim Beazley, Napa's first innkeepers.
  • Hennessey House Napa B&B: Hennessey House, located on a residential portion of Main Street, is the perfect home base for exploring all that Napa Valley has to offer.
  • Churchill Manor: Experience Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast, a grand historic 1889 mansion situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the Napa Valley.
  • McClelland-Priest B&B Inn: Relax amidst European antiques and Second Empire Italianate achitectural design. The original handcasted plaster ceilings and ornate period chandeliers set the ambiance of classic comfort within modern convenience.
  • Arbor Guest House: A unique, colonial revival home located just minutes from downtown Napa.
  • Bel Abri Napa Valley Inn: You can expect and receive timeless hospitality with European style and elegance.
  • Blackbird Inn: This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a bed and breakfast.
  • Candlelight Inn: Secluded beneath towering redwood trees along the banks of the Napa Creek, Candlelight Inn rests on an acre of quiet, park-like grounds.
  • The Inn on First: The rolling hills and beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley make it one of the most sought after destinations in the country.
  • Inn on Randolph: Whether you stay in their historic 1860's Victorian or one of the adjacent private cottages, you will find the personal touches and amenities that they feel are important for a fabulous getaway.
  • White House Inn & Spa: Ideally located in old town Napa, the historic 17 room resort-style inn features contemporary decor and stylish details.

Hotels

  • Napa River Inn: This decadent urban hotel is a mixture of high style and warmth; an unexpected blend of history, art, entertainment, world class food and unforgettable wine.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Centrally located located near first class dining, golf courses, and wineries.
  • The Cottages of Napa Valley: Enjoy your own little getaway in the wine country, undisturbed and uninterrupted, with a private cottage.
  • Best Western Plus Inn at the Vines: Conveniently located in central Napa Valley, this Inn offers everything you need for a memorable stay in the wine country.
  • Chablis Inn: Directly off Highway 29, they want to make your visit easy on you. They offer hospitality, pure and simple.
  • Chardonnay Lodge: Chardonnay Lodge is a quaint hotel with 19 rooms, perfect for a Napa Valley romantic getaway or honeymoon, offering the finest in relaxing, comfortable accommodations and only minutes away from the historic downtown area which is filled with early Victoria homes and quaint boutique shops.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Napa Valley: Enjoy the Mediterranean inspired, resort-like setting of the Embassy Suites Napa Valley hotel. Set on seven acres of landscaped grounds, the idyllic surroundings include palm trees, rose gardens and a mill pond with resident swans.
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham: Located in scenic Napa, start each morning with their free hot breakfast buffet then make a splash in the indoor pool and hot tub.
  • Hilton Garden Inn: Located in the heart of California’s wine country, they offer comfortable accommodations, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful Napa Valley just a few minutes from downtown and the historical waterfront.
  • The Meritage Resort & Spa: An idyllic Napa Valley luxury hotel and resort, set against rolling hills with its own private vineyards. A destination unto itself with Tuscan inspired guestrooms and luxury suites, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine in Siena restaurant and wine tasting in the Estate Cave featuring Trinitas Cellars.
  • Milliken Creek Inn: Hidden away on three verdant acres overlooking the idyllic Napa River, discover a place unlike any other Napa hotel.
  • Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa: Our indulgent hotel in Napa Valley features and amenities make us the natural choice for your getaway. Step through our doors and discover an unforgettable experience.
  • River Terrace Inn: A balance of contempary style with the comforts of home, this Inn is located walking distance to Napa restaurants, tasting rooms, and nightlife.
  • Westin Verasa Napa: Awake refreshed at this Napa Valley hotel after a night on one of our king-size Heavenly Beds ®, and rejuvenate with a Heavenly Bath® experience in our luxurious bathrooms.

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