Napa Valley is famously known as one of the best wine regions in the world. Acres of vineyards are sprawled all over the area with wineries tending to them. Wine enthusiasts love to take winery tours in Napa Valley and taste the best wines that they offer. However, Napa is not just for winery tours and tastings. It also has other sights to see and things to do besides drinking wine.
Let’s say you have visited all the wineries on your list or are just looking for something to peak your interest. What else can you do in Napa to pass the time?
Things to do in Napa
Napa Valley is not just all about wines. Whether you love food, art, music, or relaxation, the valley has something in store for you. If you plan on visiting, here are some places and activities that you might want to include in your itinerary after going on a winery tour:
Visit art galleries and attend music festivals. Aside from wine, creative juices also flow in Napa Valley. There are many public and private exhibits, museums, winery installations, and open studios for art enthusiasts. There is also the Napa Valley Opera House wherein dance and musical performances are hosted. There are also outdoor live performances which are open to the public all over Napa Valley.
Learn about the history of the Napa Valley. For those who are interested in learning about the cultural heritage and history of Napa, you may want to check out the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville.
Visit other wineries that offer more than wine. There are several Napa wineries that entertain people other than bringing out wines. Some have public art, castles which you can tour, and restaurants if you suddenly go hungry after a wine tour.
Go shopping. Wines are not the only things you can bring home after going to Napa. There are lots of specialty shops all over the valley which sells a myriad of things from fine art to fashion. Oxbow Public Market is a famous place to go shopping for gourmet food items.
Go to a spa. After going on a wine tour for a whole day, you will probably feel tired. The town of Calistoga just north of the valley is situated near geothermal hot springs and is filled with spas specializing in mud and mineral baths. You can also soak in the hot springs to relieve the tiredness from the whole day of touring.
Indulge in food. Napa Valley is home to 6 Michelin-starred restaurants and other food places that will satisfy your hunger after a long day of winery tours and wine tastings.
These are only some of the things you can do after having a wine tour in the Napa Valley. The place offers so much more which will make your visit worth it. It is highly recommended that you hire a professional driver to help you get around Napa Valley. This makes it so much easier to visit other establishments.
When you book a winery tour with Fantesca Estate and Winery, your personal estate hosts will gladly recommend a list of accredited restaurants, tour companies, resorts, and even other wineries after your tour. This will make your Napa Valley visit unforgettable and enjoyable.