While Napa Valley is primarily known for its wines and for being California’s wine country, you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to have a good time here. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, a tour of a winery is a wonderfully educational experience from seeing how grapes are harvested to the art of winemaking. Most of the wineries are located in plots that offer stunning views of the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hillsides and valleys of Napa Valley. Whether you just want to sample wine, or learn about the wine making process, spend your money in a variety of cute boutiques, or take bike rides through the beautiful countryside, you will find plenty of activities in Napa Valley to fill your day.
If you don’t have the time to spend a night in Napa Valley, it is an easy day trip from the Bay Area. A nice way to spend your day if you’d like to drink wines is to take a party bus or limo from Mill Valley to Napa. Napa day trips from Mill Valley are especially popular for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special family time – or just to get out of town for a day.
Have you ever wondered about the area around Napa Valley? Napa Valley actually refers to more than just the town of Napa. Napa Valley includes other small towns such as Calistoga, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Pope Valley, Angwin, American Canyon, Lake Berryessa, and Yountville. Each city has its own unique personality and offers many interesting things to see and do.
If your main goal is to visit wineries in Napa Valley, there are 400 different places that produce wine. You can taste just about every type of wine made here. Some wineries are too small or private and do not offer tastings or sell to the public, but many are open to the public.
If you like to golf there are nine different courses to choose from. Make sure the one you select is open to the public and book a tee time well in advance of your trip to Napa. Some recommendations of places to hit while on your Napa day trip are the di Rosa outdoor sculpture garden and the Napa Opera House.
If we haven’t mentioned the quality gourmet restaurants in the Valley we have now.
For the ultimate adventure, you will need to rise early and head out to Napa for a hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley, Calistoga Balloons or Napa Valley Balloons Inc.
Everyone’s favorite spot in Napa Valley will be different, so enjoy planning for your trip. Make sure your day trip to Napa includes everything you want to see. You may not be able to see it all in one day, so consider making your day trip from Mill Valley to Napa an overnight stay in Napa Valley one to remember.