You don’t have to sacrifice romance when Christmas rolls around; there’s a way to experience both at the same time. Christmas in the Napa Valley is incredibly beautiful, steeped in sentimentality, and most importantly, full of incredible experiences for you and your loved one to enjoy. Here’s five of our most beloved places to visit for a romantic Christmas this year.
There’s always so much to do in St. Helena; Christmas festivities only add to the experience. Walk below street lamps that are hundreds of years old and trees dressed in holiday decor. Meander between shops and tasting rooms in the afternoon before enjoying a candle-lit dinner at one of the many restaurants on Main Street. Nativity scenes set up among the walkways and a decorated business district makes it the perfect place for romantic pictures.
Napa Valley Wineries
The holidays can’t stop the wine from flowing, though some of them close their doors for the holidays. But even if your favorite Napa Valley winery isn’t open, there are others that stick around for the season – and many of them go all-out on festivities and romance. There’s even a few open Christmas Eve and Day!
Make your Christmas winery visit better by booking early and asking for special Christmas reserves. Smaller sized crowds and Christmas decor makes Napa Valley wineries a warm and memorable outing for any couple.
Want a dish that’s a little unique this Christmas season? Try out the French cuisine La Toque for their artisan dishes and excellent wine selection. The menu is ever-changing and evolving at the hands of mastermind chef Ken Frank. Their tasting menus are ideal for couples who want to try a little bit of everything, and their holiday decor flows so well with their already rustic, yet modern, wood-lined theme. Enjoy a little taste of Europe this Christmas!
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive romantic spa experience, Spa Villagio is your one-stop-shop for both. Enjoy their selection of intimate, private spas, fireplaces, steam showers, and even an infinity-edge soaking tub. The Spa Villagio is perfect for couples who want a little more space during their Christmas getaway, or for those who just want to escape the tourism for a little while.
Nothing says romance like a high-class pizzeria and a bottle of wine. Travigne is far from your average pizza shop; it’s always well-decorated and their Christmas decor is one-of-a-kind. Authentic Italian food and soft music pairs beautifully for a gorgeous ambiance. Their Sunday brunch is particularly on point, which makes it the perfect start to a romantic day before the main Christmas events start up.
There are so many opportunities for romantic getaways in Napa Valley that it’s impossible to list them all here. Truthfully, if you plan a memorable getaway in Napa this Christmas, you can almost just wander around and find incredibly romantic spots everywhere you go. The valley has so much to offer that you’ll be hard pressed to run out of options.