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Activities in the Napa Valley Wine Country

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.

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

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THREE DAY ITINERARY

Day One
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 Two
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 Three
The Town of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Wineries (straight driving time to Sonoma 20 minutes to Kenwood 45 minutes each 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.

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FOUR DAY ITINERARY

Day One
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 Two
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, sight see in San Francisco; Dinner in on of San Francisco’s fabulous restaurants; Return to Napa via the Bay Bridge (1 hour)

Day Three
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 Four
The Town of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Wineries (straight driving time to Sonoma 20 minutes to Kenwood 45 minutes each 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.

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FIVE DAY ITINERARY

Day One
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 Two
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 Three
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 Four
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 Five
The Town of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Wineries (straight driving time to Sonoma 20 minutes to Kenwood 45 minutes each 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.