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Activities & Adventures in the Napa Valley

From outdoor excursions and culinary adventures to arts, culture, and shopping, the options in the Napa Valley are limitless. Check out our favorite recommendations for things to do in the Napa Valley below.

Calistoga

Calistoga

Located at the foot of Mount St. Helena, Calistoga is the spa capital of Napa Valley, and the only town in the area with an appreciable nightlife. Best known for its geothermal hot springs, mineral water and California's Old Faithful Geyser, Calistoga has maintained its small town atmosphere despite the many tourists that visit every year.


Platypus Wine Tours

Platypus Wine Tours

101 S. Coombs Street, Napa
Phone: 707-253-2723

Platypus offers adventurous and fun wine tours around Sonoma and beyond. Small groups of visitors to wine country can explore the area and local wineries and enjoy a picnic lunch.


Napa Valley Bike Tours

Napa Valley Bike Tours

6500 Washington Street, Yountville
Phone: (707) 251-8687

Napa Valley Bike Tours is a full-service bike tour company located in the heart of the Napa Valley. Options include single-day guided winery tours by bike, self-guided winery tours by bike and bike rentals, as well as custom Napa Valley vacation packages.


Di Rosa Preserve

Di Rosa Preserve

5200 Carneros Highway, Napa
Phone: (707) 226-5991

The Di Rosa Preserve is Wine Country's ultimate art experience, and features three art galleries, an indoor sculpture meadow, and a 35-acre lake. The collection hosts beautiful works of art in picturesque surroundings with vineyards and olive trees.


Silverado Trail

Silverado Trail

Silverado Trail, Napa

Established in 1852, the Silverado Trail stretches along the valley's east side. With frequent rewarding views, the Silverado Trail skirts most of the towns, passing by more than 35 wineries. Along the way visitors can stop at small wineries for tours and tastings.


From outdoor excursions and culinary adventures to arts, culture, and shopping, the options in the Napa Valley are limitless.

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Active Wine Adventures

Active Wine Adventures

Hike and Wine tour, Art and Wine tour and even a Literary Legends tour... check out Active Wine Adventures for a unique wine touring experience.


Napa Valley Balloons

Napa Valley Balloons

4086 Byway East, Napa
Phone: (707) 944-0228

Enjoy a beautiful hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley


St. Helena

St. Helena

St. Helena is a charming, vibrant town in the heart of Napa Valley, offering visitors access to world-famous wineries and an amazing array of restaurants. St. Helena's shops offer a wonderful collection of clothes, gifts and antiques as well.


Napa Valley Premium Outlets

Napa Valley Premium Outlets

629 Factory Stores Drive, Napa
Phone: (707) 226-9876

With 50 outlet stores, find impressive savings at Ann Taylor factory brand store, Barney's New York Outlet, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy and J.Crew, among others.


Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

4824 Lake County Highway, Calistoga
Phone: (707) 942-4575

In 1880, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped," spent his honeymoon here. Nothing remains of his cabin, although the site is identified on the trail to the summit of Mount St. Helena. Those that make the five-mile hike to the summit can enjoy a view of much of the Bay Area. On clear days, Mount Shasta can be glimpsed, 192 miles away.


Round Pond Olive Mill

Round Pond Olive Mill

875 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
Phone: (707) 302-2575

The Estate Olive Mill is open daily by appointment only. Guided tours and tastings as well as an al fresco lunch are available. Each tasting includes a tour of the olive mill followed by a sit down tasting of the olive oils, red wine vinegars and citrus syrups.


Adventure Boot Camp

Adventure Boot Camp

1133 Coombsville Road, Napa
Phone: (707) 479-0866

A fun environment for circuit and interval training. Tailored workouts for men and women of all ages and abilities.


Uptown Theatre

Uptown Theatre

1350 3rd Street, Napa
Phone: (707) 259-0123

The Uptown Theatre is downtown's ultimate destination for live entertainment. Nestled in the famed West End district, this stunningly restored art deco masterpiece showcases only the finest acts, featuring music, comedy and more. A historic landmark, the Uptown offers a phenomenal, intimate live show experience, with excellent site lines and world-class sound and lighting. Every seat is a great seat! The Uptown has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Boz Scaggs, Merle Haggard, Cyndi Lauper, BB King, Lewis Black, George Thorogood, Lyle Lovett, Ron White and many more.


Safari West

Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa
Phone: (707) 579-2551

Surround yourself with African wildlife on a guided safari tour - in the heart of wine country!


Silverado Cooking School

Silverado Cooking School

1552 Silverado Trail, Napa
Phone: (707) 927-3591

Silverado Cooking School offers hands-on cooking classes with a state-of-the-art kitchen, some of the finest equipment available along with fresh, seasonal ingredients from their own farm to prepare delicious meals. You do the cooking under the guidance of a professionally trained chef. After a brief introduction, you will be given various seasonal recipes to prepare. As the dishes are completed everyone comes together to enjoy the meal that they have just prepared.


DoNapa Behind the Scenes (downtown Napa)

DoNapa Behind the Scenes (downtown Napa)

Explore a different side of Napa with fun, one-of-a-kind behind the scenes tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays in February, March and April! Enjoy activities like chef experiences, chocolate tastings, beer and cheese pairings and more! Available by reservation*


Rafael Horseback Riding at Chalk Hill Winery

Rafael Horseback Riding at Chalk Hill Winery

10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg
Phone: (707) 494-0499

The tour was set up such as first it was the horseback ride through the vineyard, second it was the wine tasting.


Oxbow Market

Oxbow Market

610 & 644 1st Street, Napa
Phone: (707) 226-6529

In the heart of downtown Napa's up-and-coming Oxbow District, Oxbow Public Market is a one-of-a-kind place, not to be missed. Whether you are in search of a tasty picnic, great 'take-out', fabulous meal provisions, or if you are looking for a bottle of wine, riverfront patio dining or simply a unique shopping experience, Oxbow will answer all your needs under one roof.


Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Adventures

Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Adventures

6525 Washington Street, Yountville
Phone: (707) 944-4400

Founded in 1978, Napa Valley Aloft is one of the original hot air balloon companies of Napa Valley.


Napa Valley Fly Guides

Napa Valley Fly Guides

Richard and colleagues are all licensed Fly-Fishing Guides, who take locals and tourists, beginners and experienced, on guided fly fishing trips on local, Northern California rivers.


The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America

2555 Main Street, Saint Helena
Phone: (707) 967-1100

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the only residential college in the world devoted entirely to culinary education. Currently there are two campuses, one in New York and the other here in Napa Valley. The California campus (Greystone) offers a variety of educational culinary courses for foodservice professionals, certificates, and career discovery programs for aspiring chefs. Visit the campus, its restaurants, and the beautiful surroundings, all while enjoying the passions of chefs, farmers and winemakers.


Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train

1275 McKinstry Street, Napa
Phone: (707) 253-2111

The Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique and memorable combination of wine tasting, delicious culinary experience, and a relaxing journey through California's historic and scenic Wine Country. The Napa Valley Wine Train began as the Napa Valley Railroad Company in 1864, and became the Napa Valley Wine Train in 1987. The Wine Train typically offers three-hour, 36-mile wine tours starting in historic Napa and traveling to St. Helena and back.


Skyline Wilderness Park

Skyline Wilderness Park

2201 Imola Avenue, Napa
Phone: (707) 252-0481

Fabulous trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding as well as disc golf, archery and the Martha Walker Native Plants Garden.


Join us for our wine and cheese reception with local vintners, served daily at sunset in the Main House. 

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