Most people think of Napa Valley as a sort-of “adult” adventure town; after all, wine is indeed for adults, and it’s the Valley’s shining feature! But we want to let you in on a little secret: Napa’s a fantastic destination for families, too, even if you have the littlest of babies coming along with you. From fun child-friendly events to finding childcare, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your trip.
Pick a Family-Friendly Hotel
Finding accommodations is much easier than you think; Napa is full of hotels that not only accept little ones, but love to make their trip fun, too. Places like Napa Valley Hotel & Suites understand parents and their needs; they go out of their way to ensure they’re comfortable and feel at home from the moment they arrive on. Don’t be afraid to ask if the hotel you choose has experience with little patrons before you book!
Explore the Napa Valley Kid Website
Napans know just how fun the Valley can be for little ones. That’s part of the reason why we have an entire website dedicated to children’s activities. Napa Valley Kid maintains an ongoing, regularly-updated list of things to do, places to go, camps, events, and more – all geared towards teens, preteens, and little ones. Visit it before you to find out if there’s something going on your little ones might enjoy!
Visit Family-Friendly Wineries
Love wine, but don’t really have the ability to leave the kids at home and really call your visit a private adventure? That’s okay! You can enjoy in moderation or just explore the history of wine without indulging at one of our many family-friendly wineries. See a full list of current options here (pay special attention to Castello Di Amorosa in nearby Calistoga; it has a full-scale castle on site).
Have an Outdoor Adventure
Napa is beautiful in springtime — it’s the perfect time to take the kids and have an outdoor adventure. With multiple parks at hand (including the Jack London State Historic Park) getting out into nature and letting the kids burn off some energy is really easy.
Need something a bit more directed? Try one of Napa’s kid-friendly ranches for fun with animals. The Connolly Ranch is a great place to start; they have standard ranch animals as well as a variety of local wildlife and rescues. See their calendar here.
Why not make Napa your family destination this spring? Reach out to Napa Valley Hotel & Suites today and enjoy the best we have to offer first-hand.