Napa Valley Activities and Things to Do


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Joe Becerra

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hot air balloons take off in the napa valley
Hot air ballooning in the Napa Valley

Top Things-To-Do in Napa Valley

Food and wine are the essential activities in the Napa Valley Valley. However, you will find many other things to do that will make your stay an enjoyable experience. Plan and figure out a way to schedule some of the cool things to do on our list.

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting is the top thing to do in the Napa Valley. Plan your tasting room day using our wine trails. Want the best possible chance for a great wine tasting trip, visit our Napa Valley Winery Guide

Oxbow Public Market

The Oxbow Market is a collection of artisan purveyors from the local area selling high-end products that are related to food and wine. There are plenty of places to eat at the Oxbow. The boutique shops are like no others.  Oxbow Public Market

Napa’s Riverfront

Stroll along this quaint area and visit boutique shops and restaurants serving fine cuisine. You might also stop in at the Napa Valley Welcome Center to help plan your wine tasting excursion. At the very end of the area is the Napa General Store. It is a good place to browse and have breakfast.


Trails for all types of hikers, easy to strenous hikes in the wine country. If you are a runner, these places will be ideal. These trails can be found:

Moore Creek Park
• Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
• Robert Luis Stevenson State Park
• Alston Park


View our list of golf courses in or near the Napa Valley

Bike Napa Valley

Parts of the Napa Valley Vine Trail is ready for use. Check the Napa Valley Vine Trail Website for details. This will be a 47-mile, walking & biking trail system connecting the entire Napa Valley from Vallejo to Calistoga.
Rent a bike and go on your own or take a guided bike ride in the Napa Valley. Napa Valley Bike Tours

Shop Napa Valley

Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga are all fantastic places to do boutique shoppiing. You cannot miss strolling up and down the downtown area of each of these exciting wine destinations. Do you like olive oil? There are plenty of great olive oil joints in the Napa Valley.  This olive oil place is a kick. See it.

Music – Performances

BottleRock Napa 
Concert will be May 278 to 29, 2022
More Info

Robert Mondavi Concerts
Each summer, the Robert Mondavi winery in Oakville puts on the Margrit Mondavi Summer Conserts.  Thursday evenings are set aside for the concerts at the winery. Check the Robert Mondavi Website for additional information.

Music in the Vineyards– The Napa Valley Chamber Music Festival

Art Exhibits

Many of the Napa Valley wineries have art galleries. Follow our Art & Wine Trail.  In Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga there are many art shops to browse.

Fine Dining and Lodging

See our list of the top restaurantsaccommodations, and budget motels in the Napa Valley.


See our list of the top places to stock up on picnic goodies. See our list of the top spots for a great picnic lunch. Top Delis and Picnic Spots

Hot Air Ballooning

Ballooning in the early hour of the morning is an experience. For this experience, you need to schedule well in advance. Google it and find your best price and vendor.

Spa and Massage

Treat yourself to one of life’s greatest pleasures. Each town and many upscale hotels offer spa, masage, and even mud baths. Check with your hotel or B&B for recommendations.

Visit Old Faithful Geyser

See Old Faithful erupt at regular intervals. The location is just a couple of miles from Calistoga. Old Faithful Geyser

The Napa Valley Wine Train

Travel through the Valley by rail and enjoy fine dining and spectacular views. Wine Train

Relax and Unwind

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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