If the California Wine Country is calling your name, we have the perfect itinerary for you. Known for Cabernet Sauvignon and the restaurant scene, Napa Valley is the perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers alike. Whether you're touring the various wineries or having a soothing spa day, there is something for everyone in this divine region. For information on the top notch wineries, check out our article on the Best Wineries in Napa Valley!
Updated February 2022
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With its neutral aesthetic and calm aura, Solage is a Calistoga paradise. For a weekend of wellness, take a yoga class or ride on your personal peloton bike before entering an afternoon of relaxation day at their award winning spa and bathhouse.
Nestled in the Rutherford hills, Auberge de Soleil is a luxury hotel inspired by the South of France. After your day of exploring Napa Valley, take a dip in the posh pool before dinner at their Michelin star restaurant with phenomenal food and unmatched vineyard views.
Set on over 250 acres of oak forest in St. Helena, the Meadowood Estate is an upscale resort and private club. After your morning tennis match, partake in some poolside relaxation before heading to the Terrace Cafe for lunch. Enjoy your stay in a private cottage or stay in a suite that make you feel like you have your own personal treehouse.
On this six acre estate is a peaceful oasis just steps from the Sonoma Plaza. After a night in your luxurious suite in this historic hideaway, head to poolside bar for a cocktail before your dinner at their modern Mediterranean restaurant, Layla.
Detox before you retox at this Calistoga retro retreat. Along with cozy cottages and the heavenly mud baths, give your taste buds a treat at their Southwesten inspired restaurant, House of Better.
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There's no better way to experience a sunrise than on a hot air balloon. Ride into the sunrise for panoramic vineyard views and don't forget to take some epic photos from the sky!
Running from Napa to Calistoga, the Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the best ways to see the various wineries in the region. With gourmet and dinner options, enjoy vineyard views and a gourmet all from the comfort of your cabin.
From the grand Yountville Art Walk to the boutique art galleries, Napa Valley is the ultimate hub for art and culture. Enjoy all of the creative endeavors of the region that are best accompanied with a glass of wine in hand.
Home to the Culinary Institute of America, the Napa Valley is known for its love for food and wine. Explore your inner chef and wine connoisseur at one of their various cooking or wine & beverage classes with family friendly options as well!
From Lake Hennessey to the Mount St. Helena, there is so much natural beauty to see in the Napa Valley. Hike the trails at the numerous local state parks for the most scenic views of the region that will make all the hard work worth it.
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With a three Michelin Star rating, this could easily be the best meal of your life. From culinary genius Thomas Keller, The French Laundry is an unforgettable experience with a chef's menu changing daily to ensure each visit is a special one.
Yet another gem from Chef Thomas Keller, this Yountville bistro resembles a Parisian cafe. Snack on your oyster plate or croquet madame with cocktail at the bar and admire the beautiful French artwork hanging on the walls.
Whether you're seated in the divine dining room or out on the posh patio, you will not leave Press feeling anything less than impressed. With over 1800 wines to choose from, Press is proud to have the largest collection of Napa Valley wines in the world.
Set in an upscale farmhouse style structure, this farm to table restaurant is a St. Helena staple. The mini ham sandwiches and smoked ribs are the crowd pleasers, while the beignets are truly the icing on the cake.
From the glamorous dining from to the lush garden patio, Brix truly has it all. Take in the mountain views while indulging in your delicious meal made with fresh ingredients from the garden on site.
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You can't miss this sophisticated wine and beer bar, literally, the neon sign leads you straight to the party. From drinks to gourmet grilled cheese, Cadet is a downtown Napa staple for bites and fine wine.
Down on Main Street in St. Helena you'll find an intimate wine bar called The Saint. From chandeliers to velvet couches, this trendy lounge is the perfect spot for a wine flight tasting or to share a charcuterie board with friends.
On the sixth floor of the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa, is the stunning Sky & Vine rooftop bar. With a craft cocktail on your left and their famous lobster corn dogs on your right, take in the unmatched views of the valley. If you're looking for a boozy brunch, their bottomless bloody marys and mimosas are right up your alley.
I bet you've seen the iconic Restoration Hardware rooftop restaurants, but their Yountville RH Wine Vault takes it to a whole new level. Plan a romantic date night or a girls' night out at this rustic chic wine bar for a private tasting from Napa and Sonoma county's finest vinters.
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As one of the first wineries in all of Napa Valley, Beringer is not only a leader in fine wine, but it is one of the most stunning properties in St. Helena. Whether you're sipping wine on the veranda or going on a cave tour to see the underground tunnels, prepare to be stunned.
Add some bubbles to your day with a flight or glass of sparkling wine on the terrace of this iconic Napa winery. Take all of the Instagramable photos you'd like on the stunning staircase leading up to the fabulous French chateau.
Nestled in the hills of Calistoga, this Tuscan style castle is the ultimate winery experience. With features from the great hall and drawbridge, to the dungeons and secret passageways, you'll feel like you're at a real life European castle.
Set in a warm and welcoming gray and white home, Duckhorn is the ideal spot for a relaxing wine tasting. Sip your wine on the wrap around porch overlooking the gorgeous gardens, but don't forget to try their famous Three Palms Vineyard Merlot.
With its grand wine barrels and rustic chic interior, Joseph Phelps is a sophisticated St. Helena winery. Experience these premium wines inside their cozy tasting room or out on the terrace for the best sunset spot in the valley.