So you want to go to Napa, but you only have three days to escape. Maybe you’re coming in for a long weekend or special event – either way, your goal is to enjoy as much of the Valley as you can in a short time period. When time is a factor, it’s all about finding the “best of the best” – here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Book a Great Hotel
Your accommodations make all the difference when you’re coming into town only briefly. They should be comfortable, easy to access, and willing to give you a hand with directions, planning, and more – it will cut back on the time you spend scrambling for info. Places like Napa Valley Hotel & Suites are a great choice because they’re centrally-located and fairly close to most amenities.
Bring Spending Cash
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? It’s true, though! When you aren’t coming for a long trip, you don’t always have time to make other arrangements if you change your mind about a restaurant, a wine tour, or an event. Having spending cash on you lets you stay prepared for anything (even a last-minute desire for romantic fine dining instead of dinner at a laid-back diner). Short trips are cheaper, but they also require a bit more flexibility sometimes, too.
Plan Around Events
Napa Valley has an endless list of events taking place all year round. Even in the dead of winter, there’s probably a fun experience to take in not far from where you’re staying. If you’re the type of person who loves the excitement, plan a weekend trip around one of these events (like Bottlerock) and make the most of it.
Not into crowds or busy streets? Do the exact opposite: plan to take a weekend trip during the off-season or when there isn’t as much going on. While there are always tourists, Napa does experience quieter periods where you will essentially have the peace and quiet you’re craving.
Add an Extra Day for Wine Tasting
Wine is fantastic – and a big reason people come to the Valley. But over-indulging on a short weekend stay? It’s fun, but it can leave you feeling tired by the time you leave. Save wine tours for the last day, or plan an extra night’s stay on the end so you can have fun and enjoy a bit of rest after you experience the best the Valley has to offer. You really can have your cake (grapes?) and eat it, too!
Ready to book your trip? Reach out to Napa Valley Hotel & Suites today. We can help you plan your itinerary and relax in comfort, whether it’s for two days or two weeks!