In the San Francisco region of California, the Napa County is the home to hundreds of hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley region. The place is well known for vintage wine and food. Besides, there are other activities that one can perform while visiting Napa Valley.
So instead of thinking what out-of-the-box activity to perform, read below to know more and make your vacation a memorable one.
1) Enjoy an exotic ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train
Board the famous Napa Valley Wine train and in these 3 hours of ride enjoy the gourmet lunch or dinner which is arranged on board in the train pantry. Besides, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the town along with the wineries situated in Yountville, Napa, Rutherford, Oakville, and St. Helena.
There is also a seasonal Silver ado car along with Tasting car that consists of 20-40 boutique wines. The Napa Valley wine Train consists of 140 antique seats that start from Napa and travels till North in St.Helena.
2) A terrace view from Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil situated in Rutherford is an expensive restaurant from where the view of the valleys is breathtaking. Enjoy a luxurious meal with the authentic taste of Napa along with the best French traditions.
3) Take a trip to the CIA campus in St. Helena
In 1968 the first agricultural preserve for farm-to-table cooking was set up in Napa Valley. Because of this in St.Helena, the Greystone campus of Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was established, and several renowned chefs have offered the world some of the exotic and innovative dishes. You can visit the college and enjoy dining there and enjoy some delicious meal.
4) Eat at the Oakville Grocery
Feeling hungry while exploring the NapaValley? Well, you can satiate your hunger with a snack from the refurbished Oakville Grocery. It was once a gas station which was founded in 1881 and now is the longest grocery store which is operational in California.
5) Plan a trip to a winery or two
Napa Valley is the abode to hundreds of vineyards and numerous wineries. So while visiting here, try to visit at least two or more winery. Remember that each winery has a specialty of its own.
There are more than 400 wineries, and depending on your convenience you can select the ones to be visited. Some famous ones like Raymond Vineyard and cellar in St.helena, stopover at the Crystal Cellar which is a wine tasting room and looks like a mirrored bar.
Here you can gain knowledge about the aroma of various wines. The next is the Quixote Winery located in Silverado trail in Napa. It is well known for its Gaudi-like architecture.
The most commonly visited one is the Robert Mondavi Winery barrel room situated in Oakville. It is 90 minutes of walk in the vineyards and cellars along with the experience of tasting wine.
6) Explore the outdoors
Apart from wine and delicious gourmet, Napa Valley has an eccentric outdoor to be explored. It has nearly 53,000 estates of mountains, hills, and forests where visitors can go for hiking, walking, running.
Further, you can even explore the Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges. If you desire for a two-wheeler ride to explore the surrounding, then there is a 47 mile Napa Valley Vine Trailer built for bike tours and cyclists. You can even enjoy Segway tours while gliding through the slopes of Napa Valley.