"We learned the true meaning of the word "bliss" when visiting Napa Inn
and the Napa Valley. It was a time of enchantment, relaxation, and romance!"
There is a wealth of activities to engage in when visiting the Napa Inn. We are happy to help you plan your stay, make dinner or tour reservations for you, and suggest the best wineries according to your distinctive tastes. Below you will find an overview of things to do in the Napa Valley along with links to help you along your way.

Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top American Viticultural Areas in California, and all of the United States, with a history dating back to the early nineteenth century. By the end of the nineteenth century there were more than one hundred and forty wineries in the area.
Of those original wineries several still exist in the valley today including Charles Krug Winery, Shramsburg, Chateau Montelena and Beringer. Viticulture in Napa suffered a setback when prohibition was enacted across the country in 1920.

Furthering the damage was an infestation of the phylloxera root louse which killed many of the vines through the valley. These two events caused many wineries to shut down and stalled the growth of the wine industry in Napa County for years. Following the Second World War, the wine industry in Napa began to thrive again.

Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa
In 1965, Napa Valley icon Robert Mondavi broke away from his family's Charles Krug estate to found his own. This was the first new large scale winery to be established in the valley since before prohibition. Following the establishment of the Mondavi estate, the number of wineries in the valley continued to grow, as did the region's reputation.

Today Napa Valley features more than three hundred wineries and grows many different grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other popular varietals. Napa Valley is visited by as many as five million people each year.

RECOMMENDED TRANSPORTATION: Platypus Tours; Beau Limosine Service; Wine Shuttle

Itineraries ... Just for Fun!
To help you plan for a memorable visit to Napa Inn here are three sample itineraries: Three Day, Four Day and Five Day suggestions. Please request additional help with activity plans when making your reservation: 800.435.1144 

Three Day Itinerary

Day 1
North on Hwy 29 (straight driving time 20 min. each way): Visit some of the larger wineries; Picnic lunch at V. Sattui; Shopping in Yountville and St. Helena; Take in a cooking demonstration at the Culinary Institute; Return to Napa for dinner on the Wine Train

Day 2
The Silverado Trail to Calistoga (straight driving time 40 minutes each way): Visit many of the smaller wineries on the Silverado trail; Take the tram up to the Sterling Winery for a spectacular view; Shop, dine in Calistoga; See the Geyser or do a spa treatment (or mud bath); Drop in at Auberge du Soliel for a cocktail and fabulous view

Day 3
The Town of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Wineries (straight driving time to Sonoma 20 minutes to Kenwood 45 minutes ea. Way):
Stop at Domaine Carneros or Artesa on the way to Sonoma Shop, dine in downtown Sonoma; Visit Wineries on Hwy 12 north of Sonoma to Kenwood; Walk through the Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen

Four Day Itinerary

Day 1
North on Hwy 29 (see above)

Day 2
Drive to San Francisco via Marin ( Straight driving time 1 hr 15 min):
Take the carneros Hwy to Hwy 101 and stop at Muir Woods to see the Redwoods; Lunch in Sausalito for a view of the San Francisco skyline; Cross the Golden Gate bridge shop, sightsee in San Francisco; Dinner in on of San Francisco's fabulous restaurants; Return to Napa via the Bay Bridge (1 hour)

Day 3
The Silverado Trail to Calistoga (see above)

Day 4
The Town of Sonoma and the Sonoma Wineries (see above)

Five Day Itinerary

Day 1
North on Hwy 29 (see above)

Day 2
San Francisco by Ferry: Drive to Vallejo (20 min.) Take the Ferry to San Francisco (1 hr ride); See Fisherman's Wharf
Take a tour of Alcatraz (advanced reservations required); See China town and eat dinner; Take the Cable car to Union Square, shop; Take Bart back to the ferry, return by ferry to Vallejo

Day 3
The Silverado Trail to Calistoga (see above)

Day 4
Drive to the Coast ( 1-2 hrs each way): Take the Carneros Hwy to 101 south, to Muir Woods to see the Redwoods; Go North on Hwy 1, stop at Stinson Beach for lunch; Stop at Point Reyes where you can hike, see a lighthouse, visit the nature museum, shop or dine; Return to Napa Via San Rafael and Sir Frances Drake Blvd. - or continue north on Hwy one to Bodega Bay where you can stop for dinner, return via the Russian River Road to Santa Rosa and then back to Napa.

Day 5
The Town of Sonoma and Sonoma Wineries (see above)

Other things you can do if you have more time:
Go to the Day Spa in town for a Spa treatment or have a massage in your room
Visit Copia Take in an Opera or musical event at the Opera House in Napa
Hike in one of the other parks in Napa Valley
Rent a Bike and Bike to some wineries
Visit the Wineries which have art exhibits or the Di Rosa Preserve
Ride a Hot Air Balloon (They leave very early in the morning so you can still sightsee the rest of the day)

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