10 Best Things To Do in Napa Valley

If you are looking for unforgettable experiences in wine country, here is a list of 10 best things to do in Napa Valley! You can indulge in many elevated wine experiences while in Napa Valley! This is the ultimate destination for wine lovers and food connoisseurs and it truly has something to offer everyone to enjoy! It offers a delightful blend of experiences for visitors – from exploring the outdoors to indulging in luxurious spa treatments, and everything in between. You can enjoy all of this while sipping world class Napa wines.


Stags Leap Wine Cellars
Stags Leap Wine Cellars


1.) Book a wine tour and lose yourself in the magic of Napa Valley

Discover Napa’s hidden secrets amongst the rolling hills and take in the breathtaking vineyard views in Napa. Book with us at Windsor Wine Tours and we can custom curate an amazing day of wine tasting in Napa Valley! Our private Napa wine tours are custom tailored to your wine preferences, the wine region you are wanting to explore, and the wine experiences you are looking to have. We provide Calistoga Wine Tours, Napa Valley Wine Tours, Saint Helena Wine Tours, and Yountville Wine Tours.

Experience elevated wine experiences in Napa Valley such as cave wine tours, hidden gems off the beaten path, and amazing Napa food and wine pairings. Plan ahead and book a mountain top winery to experience exceptional wine along with breathtaking views! Let us at Windsor Wine Tours take you on an unforgettable wine tour during your destination vacation in Napa Valley. Whether you are looking to experience the most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley, the top wineries in Napa Valley, or a unique and intimate experience at a mountain top winery in Napa Valley, our private Napa wine tours will provide you with an unforgetable experience in Napa Valley!


Napa Valley Winery
Krupp Brothers Winery in Napa Valley


2.) Explore the Outdoors

Napa Valley is a beautiful area with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. You can go hiking or biking on the Vine Trail, which winds its way through the vineyards. You can also go kayaking or paddleboarding on the Napa River. If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, check out one of the many trails in the surrounding mountains, such as Oat Hill Mine Trail or hiking up to the top of Mount Saint Helena. In addition, people enjoy hiking to Linda Falls, which is a hidden gem in the area.

You can visit Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. With over 10 miles of trails, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park has something for everyone. The trails wind through towering redwoods, cool canyons, flowing creeks, and offer stunning views along the way. You can also go horseback riding as well.

Many people also visit Lake Berryessa on their trip to wine country. Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa Valley and offers boating, water skiing, wake-boarding, tubing, and other fast-paced water sports. It also has quiet coves for kayaking, swimming and fishing.


Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga
Oat Hill Mine Trail

3.) Explore Napa’s culinary haven

In addition to being surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, you will also find that this is a foodie’s paradise with farm to table feasts, Michelin starred restaurants, and amazing food and wine pairings. Napa Valley’s award-winning restaurants make it a food and wine connoisseurs paradise.

If you are looking for a fine dining experience, Napa Valley offers an unforgettable epicurean experience. At Windsor Wine Tours, we also provide dinner transportation so reach out to us if that is something that you are interested in! If you are looking for an incredible Napa food and wine pairing experience, let us know and we can provide you with recommendations!


French Laundry Restaurant in Yountville
French Laundry Restaurant in Yountville


 4.) Soar above the vineyards in a hot air balloon ride

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride and enjoy stunning vineyard views. Soaring in a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley is like floating on a cloud with incredible views of the rolling hills and vineyards. This is truly a must do adventure and elevated experience that will leave you with incredible memories to last a lifetime.

While riding on a hot air balloon, you will witness Napa Valley’s beauty unfold beneath your feet, toast to life with sparkling wine, and share in a breathtaking sunrise with an ariel view of Napa’s most breathtaking vineyards.


Best Napa Wineries
Napa Valley

 5.) Enjoy Oxbow Public Market

Oxbow Public Market is a vibrant and sprawling marketplace that features a scenic riverside deck with seating along the Napa River. There are dozens of vendors selling everything from local produce and meat to cheese and wine. You can also find a number of restaurants and cafes at the market.

For this reason, it’s a great local gathering place for amazing food and wine in downtown Napa and throughout the Napa Valley. The 40,000 square foot marketplace has everything you could wany and more and definitely worth checking out while in Napa wine country.


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Oxbow Market (Photo Credit: Life Out of Bounds)

 6.) Take a swing at golf

Napa Valley isn’t just famous for world-class wineries, it’s also a golfer’s paradise! Nestled between rolling hills and scenic vineyards, you’ll find several championship golf courses that offer a truly unforgettable golfing experience. Vitner’s Golf Club is a 9-hole course located in Yountville in Napa Valley. This scenic lakeside setting has a relaxed atmosphere and is recognized for having beautifully manicured greens.

Chardonnay Golf Club is located in American Canyon, California and is an award winning golf course. This beautiful golf course meanders through vineyards, numerous lakes, and creek crossings.Eagle Vines Golf Club shares the same property as Chardonnay Golf Club, and offers a more relaxed golfing experience.

With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect course for you. Be sure to book your tee time in advance, especially during peak season!

 7.) Create your own unique experiences! 

One of the amazing things about Napa Valley is that you can make your trip truly special with unforgetable unique experiences. Treat yourself to amazing macaroons from Bouchon Bakery or take a cooking class with a loved one and learn how to make a delicious meal.

You can enjoy The Yountville Art Walk with over 25 sculptures if you are someone that appreciates the beauty of art.

Enjoy an olive oil tasting at either the Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufacturing Company or Roundpond Estate. These are excellent places to enjoy an olive oil tasting while in Napa Valley. You can also take a cooking class or hire a private chef to come to your vacation rental for a unique and elevated experience in wine country.


Napa elevated experiences
Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley


 8.) Enjoy Napa’s best events

Whether you are visiting Napa during the Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, there are always fun and exciting events to attend during your trip to Napa Valley! If you are wanting to attend festivals or events during your trip to Napa, go to our Best Napa Valley Events 2024 blog. On there you will find festivals, music events, Napa wine tasting events, and so much more!

Some of the best events are the enjoying live music and entertainment. You can experience Napa Valley’s music and entertainment scene with live music and performances such as Bottle Rock that people come to from around the world.


Calistoga Wine and Cuinary Experience (Courtesey of Visit Calistoga)


 9.) Enjoy a spa day!

Napa Valley is home to a number of world-class resorts and spas. Spend a day treating yourself to a massage, facial, or other spa treatment! You can also rent a cabana and enjoy a glass of wine poolside. Napa is the perfect destination to pamper yourself and mely your stress away!

Calistoga, the northernmost town in Napa Valley, is known for it’s geothermal hot springs and mud bath treatments. This is a great way to include both wine and wellness on your Napa Valley getaway.


Carneros Resort
Carneros Ressort Photo Courtesey of Beyond Green


10.) Visit the charming towns of Calistoga, Saint Helena, and Yountville

Enjoy the charming towns of Calistoga, Saint Helena, and Yountville for shopping, amazing restaurants, and wine tasting on foot! These towns are very walkable and great for sipping, strolling, and shopping! You will discover amazing wine in the wine tasting rooms of each of these towns. You will also discover unique items in boutique shops to treat yourself with and these shops also have a wide variety of items that make for incredible gifts.


I love Calistoga
Downtown Calistoga


If you are still in the planning stages and wondering what time of year to visit Napa Valley, visit our blog on the best time to go to Napa.

Book one of our many private Napa Valley wine tours and explore the many amazing wine regions in Napa Valley. You can choose to go on one of our Napa Valley Wine Tours, Calistoga Wine Tours, Saint Helena Wine Tours, and/or our Yountville Wine Tours! We provide private Napa Wine Tours in all of Napa Valley. On our private Napa Wine Tours, we custom curate wine tours for you and we are also happy to follow your pre-planned itinerary to all of your favorite wineries in Napa Valley. We provide private Napa wine tours as well as private Sonoma wine tours in either our Lincoln Navigator or our Sprinter Style Van.


Jordan WInery Alexander Valley
Windsor Wine Tours LLC
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