Napa Valley for Non-Wine Drinkers

Can you tour Napa Valley without wine? Absolutely! While Napa Valley is one of the best wine destinations in the world, there are many other things to do. Here are a few of the most unusual things you can do in Napa Valley that don’t involve drinking wine:

  • Attend a cultural event – Napa Valley is home to the historic Napa Valley Opera House that hosts plays, dances, and musical performances all year long. Napa Valley also has a wide range of night-time options, including places like Silo’s on the waterfront, which features live music most nights.
  • See Napa Valley from the air – Napa Valley has a number of hot air balloon companies as well as helicopter charters and even gliders, so you can see Napa Valley from a different perspective. The scenery is gorgeous in any season and the views are incredible. Check out Napa Helicopter Charters, Balloons Above the Valley, or American Flight Adventures, just to name a few.
  • See Napa Valley from a train – the Napa Valley Wine Train is a very popular way to enjoy a great meal in a restored antique train car as it passes through the beautiful scenery.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors – Napa Valley has a large number of hiking trails and biking options too, so you can enjoy the great outdoors here. Check out the Napa Valley Bike Tours for bike rentals and tour options. Check out Napa Valley Hiking for trail information and maps.

Reserve a room at the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites and you can enjoy Napa Valley even without the wine.

Napa Valley is home to world-renowned chefs who are skilled at farm-to-table cooking, so you can also eat your way through Napa Valley. Eight restaurants in Napa are firmly in the Michelin guide. Plus, there are dozens of wonderful restaurants and eateries that aren’t mentioned in the guide and serve delicious food.

Napa Valley has some of the world’s best olive oil producers. Check out open-to-the-public tastings in places like:

Even if you are on a tight budget, you can stock up on gourmet goodies at the Oxbow Market or Dean & DeLuca. Enjoy an upscale picnic in one of the gorgeous local parks.

Call us at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites to reserve your suite and you can enjoy many activities in and around Napa Valley. Call 707-226-1871 for more details and pricing.

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