Quick Tips for First Time Visitors to Wine Country
You have decided to visit and explore everything Napa Valley has to offer. It is exciting to go somewhere new for the first time, but while wine country is quaint, there is tons to see and do while you are here. Not only do you have multiple towns and regions, but the list of exciting activities goes well beyond wine tastings.
If you are not sure where to start, here are a few tips for new Napa Valley visitors:
- Know the Areas – You have multiple areas within Napa Valley, including downtown Napa, which is the cool and trendy favorite. Then you have Yountville, which is a quaint town offering vintage Other regions include St. Helena, Rutherford, and Calistoga – all offering award-winning wineries and more.
- Visit the Classics and the Hidden Gems – When you are asking around about where you should go while visiting wine country, everyone will have an opinion. You will often hear that you should avoid the touristy areas, but these are still excellent places to go as a first-time visitor. Some places to start include Domaine Chandan, which is a class Napa Valley first visit. Also, Robert Mondavi and Berringer Vineyards are two excellent choices for those new to wine country. For the hidden gems, try Cakebread, Frog’s Leap, or even Frank Family.
- Not Just Wine – Wine country is not all about the wine. In fact, you have plenty of non-wine related areas to see, like getting a mud bath at Dr. Wilkinson’s or visiting the Golden Haven Hot Springs for a soak. For picnics, pick up your treats at the Oakville Grocery and head up the hill for a picnic afternoon. Lastly, do not forget about the Napa Valley Wine Train, which is a classy way to see the vineyards.
To get the most out of your stay to wine country for the first time, book a room at the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. Our quaint boutique hotel is located close to the Oxbow Market, Napa Riverwalk, and Historic Old Town Napa.
For a first time visit, you want a hotel that is conveniently located and concierges that know how to help navigate wine country. Try your first-time stay at the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. Call us at 707-226-1871 or reserve your room online.