Visiting Napa

A few tips/sample itineraries for when you find yourselves in my neck of the woods…

Napa on a Budget

To Eat

Gotts Roadside at the Oxbow Market or in St. Helena

Pizzeria TraVigne St. Helena

To Sleep

Napa Railway Inn Yountville

El Bonita Motel  St. Helena

To Taste

Heitz Wine Cellars (Tastings are Complimentary)

Hagafen (Two for one tasting passes here)

Honig  Flights of 4 wines for $15

To Do

Hike through Bothe State Park and take a marvel at the Bale Grist Mill.

Take a leisurely bike ride through downtown St. Helena and beyond.

Take a dip at Calistoga Hot Springs. Discounted rates available for evening swim.

Napa for Romance

To Eat

Angele Napa

Bottega Yountville

Bouchon Yountville

Fagiani’s or Brix for Brunch

To Sleep

Auberge Rutherford

Poetry Inn Yountville

To Taste

Signorello for some lovely views.

Take a tour at Schramsberg for sparkling wine or indulge in some bubbly and vineyard views at Mumm.

 Frog’s Leap for a beautiful garden setting and wines paired with a small cheese plate.

To Do

Load up on supplies from the Oxbow Market, Oakville Grocery or Dean and Deluca and head out for a picnic here or here.

Take a balloon ride.

Couples Massage here or here.

Napa to Impress

To Eat

Morimoto Napa

Press St. Helena  

French Laundry Yountville  

La Toque Napa

To Sleep

Calistoga Ranch Calistoga   

Meadowood St. Helena  

To Taste

Pride St. Helena  

Palmaz Napa  

Ovid St. Helena

To Do

Host your own wine blending party at Fontanella or Raymond Vineyards.

Grab some tickets to attend Auction Napa Valley.

Of course…these are just a few ideas…here are some additional notes on my favorite spots to dine out when you visit!

Zuzu Napa

Mustards Yountville

Farmstead St. Helena

Oenotri Napa

Pearl Napa

Ad Hoc Yountville

Boon Fly and Farm Napa


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