Whether you’re undecided on where to spend your next vacation, or you’ve already fallen in love with the Napa Valley area, it’s a great idea to become familiar with the local attractions before heading into town. It’s true that Napa Valley is relaxing, quaint and perfect for a weekend getaway, but we are more than just wine valleys and grapes to see. Here are the top five attractions that everyone will find enjoyment in.
1. Theater and Music
The Uptown Theater is often rated the No. 1 attraction in Napa Valley. It was originally built as a Golden Hollywood era movie theater, and was renovated in 2000. It now includes a great sound system and acoustics while balancing its old school charm.
Who will you see at The Uptown Theater? Both national acts and local artists and bands. With less than 1,000 seats in the house, you’re guaranteed a great seat. If you love music, don’t forget to stop by the Napa Valley Opera House, a nonprofit performing arts organization.
2. Wine Tours and Tastings
Of course, we can’t talk about Napa Valley and not talk about wine tastings. There are many different wineries to take tours through, including Frog’s Leap, O’Brien Estate Winery and Schramsberg Vineyard. Tour the vineyards, pick grapes, watch a grape crushing event and taste the finished product. It’s an experience that will change that will never be forgotten.
3. Napa Valley Wine Train
Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Then climb aboard the Wine Train where you can enjoy 18 miles of scenic vineyards while sipping on wine. The Wine Train is a great way to see all of the vineyards and enjoy fine dining and wine tasting all while relaxing.
4. Nature and Wildlife
If you enjoy the great outdoors, Napa Valley has plenty to offer. With popular parks like Alston Park, Skyline Wilderness Park and Yountville Park, there are endless opportunities for hiking, biking and photography. There’s no doubt that you’ll love the tall trees, the winding trails and the waterways that open up to the peaceful vineyards.
5. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Looking for a more daring way to see the vineyards? Then hop on a hot air balloon and see Napa Valley from a bird’s view. These drifters offer flexibility and some quiet time away from the crowds, on land at least. Be sure to plan these ahead of time, they are very popular in the Valley.
Blog sponsored by: Napa Valley Hotel and Suites