Beyond the Wineries: Exploring Downtown Napa
When it comes to Napa Valley, it’s the wine tours and tastings that get the most attention. Napa Valley is far more than wineries, and for anyone who has visited our beautiful city before, you know that there are endless opportunities for fine dining, boutique shopping, outdoor activities and arts and culture. If you’re planning a trip to Napa Valley this fall or winter, you’ll be pleased with our weather that is fairly comfortable – although a bit rainy at times – so that you can enjoy outdoor activities.
What we recommend is that visitors take the time to explore downtown Napa. If you reserve a room at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites, you’ll be staying in the historic Old Town Napa, with plenty of access to local attractions. This way, you don’t have to pay for transportation, and you can see some of the most exciting attractions on foot. For business travelers and families, this is especially important since they don’t want to get back in the car and drive around.
Some of our favorite picks to visit or do in downtown Napa include:
-Town Center Mall
-Napa Opera House
-Copia American Center
-Napa Oxbow Public Market
-Napa Premium Outlets
-Spas and fitness centers
-Golden Gate Bridge
If you’d like, you can also plan a day trip to San Francisco and experience the local culture and history in the city. If you’re not interested in additional traveling or spending a lot of money, you can expect a full trip just by staying in Napa Valley. However, it’s always nice to know that there are other places to visit around the Napa Valley area, keeping everyone happy and content on their vacation.
Also be sure to check out the events that are going on, as Napa is known for their active nightlife, festivals and events. We are a city built on arts and culture, so we’re pleased to bring our visitors – and residents – endless opportunities for local arts, theater and fine cuisine.