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Oct 19
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Hotel Blog - Napa Valley Hotel & Suites

June 18, 2017

Three Hands-on Wineries to Enjoy While visiting Napa

When visiting the Napa Valley, you may be overwhelmed with the options of wineries to visit. There are more than 450 wineries in a 30 mile radius. Touring and tasting wines from various vineyards is just part of the Napa Valley Experience. Once you’ve secured your Napa Valley lodging reservation then you can begin checking out the wineries and tour options. If you have never been to a winery then a hands-on tour would be ideal to get you started. These three hands-on wineries ...

January 14, 2017

Take in a Show at Uptown Theatre in Downtown Napa

There is nothing quite like the magic of live entertainment. Spontaneity, creativity, and artistry are all on display as the stage gets lit and the curtains open. If you love a musical performance, the Uptown Theatre in Napa has some fantastic acts in the coming months. Book your tickets today and reserve your hotel room to have a memorable visit to Napa. Napa Valley Hotel and Suites is a short walk from the theatre and all the restaurants and attractions in downtown Napa. Book your...

January 07, 2017

Napa is for Art Lovers

Have an eye for art? An obsession with sculpture? Or a penchant for paint? No matter your medium of choice, or whether you are an observer, collector, or artist, Napa is the perfect destination to ignite your creativity. There are plenty of art galleries to fill the gap in your collection, admire new techniques, or for you to simply soak up some inspiration. If you love art, you will love downtown Napa.

There is more than just wine that draws people to Napa Valley. Consider these th...

December 31, 2016

Spending Valentine's Day in Napa Valley

Ah, the sweet feeling of Valentine’s Day love. A roaring fireplace, a glass of red wine, a gourmet dinner — all of these make for the perfect setting when the romantic holiday rolls around. That’s what makes Napa Valley hotel reservations the perfect gift for lovers, be they together for just a few months or many, many years. Even though Napa Valley’s peak time occurs in the summer, late winter affords sweethearts a particularly unique opportunity to experien...

July 27, 2020

Downtown Napa Nightlife – 5 Places to Visit

After a full day savoring the delicious, world-class wines of Napa Valley wineries, it’s time to slow your pace and enjoy Napa at night.

Downtown Napa has a wide range of nighttime activities, but our top 5 recommendations (in no particular order) include the following:

  • The Uptown Theatre. This historic venue opened its doors in 1937, featuring movies and live entertainment. Check out the interior ceiling, where restorers repaired the Greco-Roman mural from the or...
July 25, 2020

Treat yourself to a True Wine Country Experience: Visit Napa when Shelter-in-Place is Lifted

As we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is becoming increasingly apparent that many social distancing norms will remain active for several months. However, authorities across federal, state and county levels have started devising plans to slowly restart the economy and lift the shelter-in-place orders in a staggered and safe manner. Which means, there will soon be a time when you may be able to plan a weekend getaway to the beautiful and scenic Napa Valley. In fact...

July 25, 2020

Bottlerock 2020 – the Countdown has Begun!

COVID-19 Update:  This event has been rescheduled to October 1-4: https://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/

Napa Valley’s epic, 3-day musical extravaganza, Bottlerock 2020 is from May 22–24, this year. A fabulous celebration of music, food, wine, and craft brews, the event is a Napa exclusive you don’t want to miss. Team up with your friends and family and get ready to have a fun three days of entertainment.

With Bottlerock’s ever-increasing popul...

July 25, 2020

Kid-Friendly Wineries – Best Napa Wineries to Visit with Kids

While Napa Valley is well known for its world class wines and as a romantic destination, it is also visited by a large number of kids every year. It is near other family-friendly destinations and for those who want to bring the kids along, you may be surprised to find that Napa Valley really is far more kid-friendly than you might expect.

Not only can kids and parents visit the parks, hiking trails, and the Napa River, but they can also see the wineries. Yes, you read that right &nd...

July 25, 2020

Top 5 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Napa 2014

Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed every February 14th and it is actually celebrated in many countries around the world. While the day itself is named after an early Christian saint named Valentinus, it was first associated with romantic love in the high Middle Ages when the tradition of courtly love began to flourish.

Today, Valentine’s Day features traditions in which lovers express their love for each other through indulgent gifts. Man...

July 20, 2020

Experience World-Class Napa Wines Virtually: Sip and Swirl from the Comfort of your Home

After months of shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, cities across California are now in various stages of reopening. Napa’s wineries, businesses, and retail establishments have also recently opened their doors to visitors. It’s possible that you and your loved ones want to be cautious and wait a bit longer before planning a summer getaway. However, not visiting a Napa winery does not mean you have to miss out on that glass of a splendid red or a l...

July 16, 2020

5 Reasons to Stay at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites

If you’re planning on booking a getaway to Napa Valley, you have plenty of choices for lodging. There are many highly rated hotels in the area, and each one has something different to offer. Many people find that Napa Valley Hotel and Suites offers the perfect balance – affordable rates and quaint rooms situated in the heart of downtown Napa. If this sounds like something that will fit your trip, here are five benefits to look forward to. 

1. Convenient Location in Do...

June 13, 2020

Celebrate Fourth of July in Wine Country

This year, Fourth of July promises to be truly unique. Holding flags, watching the parades, admiring the fireworks, or enjoying family picnics with barbecues and cool beverages used to make this weekend special. However, it is uncertain which of these usual celebrations are going to be possible this July. In fact, Napa’s legendary 4th of July Parade has already announced that it will be going virtual this year. You still have opti...

May 31, 2020

Are Napa Valley Wineries Open During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

One of the most frequently asked questions we’re hearing right now is, “Are the wineries in Napa Valley still open during coronavirus?” The short answer – yes. However, each winery is independently owned and may have temporarily shut down amid the COVID-19 outbreak. For this reason, we recommend calling ahead and asking about services and hours of operation. 

That said, there have been changes made to Napa Valley’s wineries. On Mar...

May 21, 2020

Best Cocktail Bars in Napa Valley

Great wine is expected in Napa, but you can also enjoy some refreshing cocktails, too. Cocktails are fancy and allow you to focus on subtle flavors and perfumes, so they’re a popular drink option among wine lovers. From whiskey sours to vodka martinis to manhattans, there are cocktails for every mood and personality.

Below are some of the best places to go for happy hour cockt...

May 14, 2020

Access Napa Valley Virtually: Shop Online from a Napa Store or Winery

Your planned getaway to Napa may have been disrupted this year, but it is still possible to access Napa goodies in other ways.

Over 45 different Napa wineries are already hosting virtual wine-tasting events to help you enjoy the sipping, swirling, and tasting experience from the comfort and safety of your home. Some wineries are taking orders for curbsid...

April 25, 2020

Socializing in the Time of Social Distancing? Try Virtual Parties and Game Nights

Currently, every major country in the world is in a partial or complete lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of us are staying indoors, obeying shelter-in-place orders, and following the physical distancing norms recommended by our public health officials. During this time, every family is coping with different challenges. Whether it is cranky toddlers, virtual schooling for kids, work-from-home logistics, or restricted and time-consuming trips to get basic groceries, we are all wor...

April 18, 2020

What to Expect from a Napa Trip While You are Expecting

Planning a babymoon with your partner or spouse? Excited about a weekend getaway with your all-girl gang? Napa Valley is a promising destination for moms-to-be. Some might wonder, what’s the point of visiting Napa if can’t sample what draws most people to wine country? There is much more to Napa than vineyards and wine-tasting. From epicurean offerings and soul pampering spas, to leisurely nature walks and heart-warming art and music, expectant moms will find plenty of indulgences...

April 08, 2020

Bored of Staying at Home? Attend a Virtual Wine Tasting in Napa Valley!

Sheltering in place doesn’t mean that you have to give up drinking your favorite wines! Some Napa Valley wineries are hosting virtual wine tastings to engage customers and stay afloat during this difficult time. Not only are these virtual tastings good for business, but also they’re good for consumers! 

As people grow tired of staying at home, they are looking for new ways to connect with others and stay busy. A virtual wine tasting is an excellent way to do...

April 03, 2020

Celebrate Easter Weekend with Bunny Brunches and Egg Hunts in Napa

COVID-19 Update:  The events listed may have been rescheduled or cancelled.

If you are looking for a unique and interesting way to bring in Easter 2020 with the family, why not head to the beautiful and action-packed Napa Valley. From special lunches, brunches and egg hunts, to a host of adventure, relaxation and culinary pursuits, Napa promises something for every member of the family. While Easter weekend is April 10 to 12, 2020, the valley’s festivities begin a week prio...

March 28, 2020

Best Napa Valley Breweries for St. Patty’s Day

Everyone loves to be Irish for a day! St. Patrick’s Day brings people of all backgrounds together for green beer, delicious Irish food and fun. Many larger cities have parades and other festivities to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, and Napa Valley is no exception. You can find a number of things to do around this holiday whether you’re interested in Irish music, craft beer or shenanigans.

Below are some of the most anticipated St. Patrick’s Day events in ...

March 03, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Napa – Prepare to be “All Lured”!

You would not be doing justice to the land of spectacular vineyards, exquisite wines, and excellent craft brews, if you do not go pub hopping in Napa. Whether you are visiting wine country for the March marathons, or planning an extended weekend getaway around St. Patrick’s Day, there are a number of exciting pubs that you must try in Napa.

  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Napa style with the best Guinness pours and delectable Irish dinners at the Bounty Hunter Wine...
February 26, 2020

Experienced the Uptown Theater in Napa? Attend a Show or Hold Your Special Event Here!

Is Napa Valley on your radar for a weekend getaway, a family holiday, or a special event that you wish to organize? Whether you are visiting or hosting, don’t miss out on experiencing the grandeur and beauty of the historic Uptown Theater in downtown Napa.

Here’s why the Uptown Theater makes for a spectacular venue for catching a performance or hosting an event.

  1. Elaborately Restored Art-Deco M...
February 11, 2020

Bottlerock 2020 Will Be Here Before You Know It. Start Planning Today!

If a dreary winter, hectic lifestyle, or a not-so-interesting work routine is dampening your spirits, it is time to start charting out all the fun activities you want to do when summer arrives. In fact, you could get an early taste of the season by attending the Bottlerock festival in Napa Valley. This annual extravaganza of food, music, wines and beers will take place from May 22-24, 2020.

Here is what you can do at Bottlerock 2020.

  • Groove to Some Fantastic M...
January 25, 2020

How to Pick the Best Wine for Date Night

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, many couples enjoy dinners out during the month of February. Whether you plan on indulging in a buttery steak or freshly caught seafood, you’ll need a bottle of wine to complete your meal. Not only does a glass of wine enhance the flavors in foods, but also it lightens the mood and makes date nights a bit more fun!

Below you’ll find the best tips for choosing the perfect wine for date night. 

Start with the...

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Come Visit Napa in 2020!

Happy New Year! Now that the annual gift shopping, family gatherings, and holiday parties are behind you, take the time to plan your holidays and weekend getaways for 2020. Pull out that calendar, take note of the 3-day weekends, mark the upcoming school holidays, and make plans for some new and exciting trips in the months ahead. Here’s one trip you should add to your list. Come and visit Napa Valley in 2020.

There is a lot more to do in the Valley, besides winery visits and cu...

December 26, 2019

5 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Napa Valley

There is something quite magical about spending the winter holidays in Napa Valley. Whether it is the twinkling Christmas lights or the charming window displays, the valley shimmers with its festive ambience and holiday happenings. As for New Year’s Eve, you have plenty of options to explore. From galas and masquerade balls, to holiday parties and special events, there is much to do in wine country.

Here’s a glimpse of the top 5 most exciting places to celebrate New Year&r...

December 19, 2019

Winter in the Wineries: Passport 2019-2020

Known for its mud baths, hot springs and wines, Calistoga is home to some of the finest spas and wineries in Napa Valley. If you haven’t visited this town before, winter may be a good time to experience all its facets, comfortably and in style. Whether you are interested in the charming, hillside castle, or quaint, downtown tasting rooms, Calistoga will not disappoint.

The town plays host to an annual “Winter in the Wineries” event that ushers in the Cabernet season,...

December 12, 2019

All Set for the Holiday Season? Try Gift Shopping Napa Valley Style

As the year comes to an end, everything seems to move in fast-forward mode. Even before you put your Thanksgiving table décor away, it will be time to start prepping for the holiday season ahead. To top it all, the thought of gift shopping probably brings on images of crowded malls, parking woes, and traffic laden roads. This holiday season, why not take a break from the hectic routine and explore gift shopping in Napa Valley? In addition to spending time in the beautiful and charming ...

December 09, 2019

5 Things to Look Forward to During Cabarnet Season

Are you planning a visit to Napa Valley during Cabernet Season? You’re in luck, because this is one of the best times to visit the beautiful wine country. The locals know it, and so do regular travelers who often come in the winter to take advantage of reduced rates and smaller crowds. Here are five things to look forward to during Cabernet Season. 

1. Easier Appointments and Reservations 

Fewer people means less pressure on the wineries and restaurants. Althou...

November 30, 2019

Visiting CA soon? Come to Napa. Easy to get to from Northern CA airports: SFO, OAK, SJC, SMC, STS

If your travels bring you to Northern California, book a few extra days to visit Napa. You’ll experience some of the world’s finest wines in one of the most beautiful wine regions (and we’re not just bragging!).

When you’re traveling by air, driving distance to Napa from the local airports is :

  • 34 miles from Sonoma County Airport (STS); about one hour by car
  • 63 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK); roughly 90 minutes
November 16, 2019

Ready for Family Fun? Try Napa on Ice!

When you visit Napa Valley this winter, be sure to check out Napa’s seasonal outdoor ice rink, now entering its 9th season.

Here’s what you need to know about Napa on Ice:

  • The 6300 square-foot ice rink opens to the public on November 5, 2019, and stays open daily (including holidays) until mid-January.
  • Skate rental is free with admission, which is less than $20 for all ages.
  • The rink is in the open air, letting you skate under t...
November 08, 2019

Get on Board the Wine Train for a Seasonal Holiday in Napa Valley

If you’re looking for ideas to make holiday memories, think about planning a Wine Train adventure in Napa Valley. The Wine Train celebrated its 30th anniversary in September 2019 and continues to deliver luxury rail experiences on a historic rail line dating back to 1864. 

  • Just imagine a Thanksgiving dinner featuring the following:
  • a 4-course meal, accompanied by world-class wines (of course!)
  • scenic views through beautiful vineyards from dow...
November 07, 2019

5 Holiday Events You Don’t Want to Miss in Napa

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us! All across the country, towns and cities have annual tree lightings, parades and festivals to welcome the season. Napa Valley, as you can imagine, is no exception. There are many events held over the next six weeks that you don’t want to miss out on. Weather in Napa in December is mild, usually in the 50s and 60s. However, the nights get cold so be sure to dress appropriately.

Below are five holiday events that you don&rs...

October 19, 2019

Thanksgiving in Beautiful Napa Valley

Do you marvel at the stunning fall foliage in a spectrum of reds and golds? Does the scent of crushed grapes make your mouth water? Are you looking for a way to create lasting memories with your family? If you answered yes, then Napa Valley is the place to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

You’ll find a range of tasty options among Napa Valley’s restaurants, from refined comfort food with scenic vineyard views to elegant wine country cuisine. Here’s a list o...

October 12, 2019

5 Reasons to Plan a Winter Visit to Napa Valley

As the days get shorter (and the nights get cooler), you may think the time for an outdoor vacation is over. But Napa Valley is beautiful any time of year, and there are plenty of reasons why a winter visit is a great decision.

Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Napa Valley in the winter:

  • Fewer crowds translate into a more luxurious experience. As the groups of people thin in the off-season, you’ll enjoy more comfortable (and more affordable) access to all t...
October 05, 2019

Headed to Napa Valley? Check Out First Street Napa

Downtown Napa is home to one of the newest shopping venues in wine country: First Street Napa. The district, which spans 3 city blocks, has a distinctive variety of fashion, food, gifts, and home décor.

Among the dozen retail venues on First Street Napa is home emporium Mecox. Mecox features one-of-a-kind antiques and casually elegant indoor and outdoor furniture. Napa Valley Jewelers, a noteworthy supporter of the downtown community, has a 25-year history o...

September 24, 2019

How to See Fall Foliage in Wine Country

During the fall season, some parts of the U.S. see the most beautiful fall foliage right outside their doors. While the southern parts of California don’t see much change, Northern California is different. We have some of the most stunning fall foliage you can imagine! In particular, wine country pops with colorful grapevines, towering redwoods and vibrant silver maples. 

If you’ll be traveling to Napa Valley this fall and want to see the color, here’s how to do...

August 20, 2019

Attending the Safeway Open Event? Check out this news!

Golf, music, food, and wine headline September 23rd through the 29th Safeway Open event.

Let’s start with details about the Safeway Open:

The Safeway Open Pro-Am Golf Tournament begins Wednesday at 7:20 a.m. Click here for a list of Pro-Am pairings.

Gates for the main event open Thursday at 6:30 a.m., with first-round tee times at 7:20.  Look for:

  • Phil Mickelson
  • Bran...
July 26, 2019

Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Napa Valley

Summer would not be summer without heaps of ice cream! Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re all about healthy eating, ice cream can hardly be off your list, especially on a warm, sunny Napa Valley getaway. In fact, some of wine country’s exclusive, artisanal ice-creams draw such huge crowds, that you may actually need an ice cream strategy in Napa Valley!

Here is our pick of the not-to-be-missed Napa ice cream places.

  • Three Twins Ice Cream: Located at th...