3-Day Guide to Food, Wine and Relaxation in Napa Valley, California
Danielle Di Maio
Food & Wine
Experience three days in the beautiful Napa Valley — home to breathtaking views, luxurious resorts, healing spas, a phenomenal culinary scene and of course, world-renowned wineries. What better destination to wine, dine and relax all at once?
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Where to stay
Archer Hotel Napa
A refreshingly low-key boutique in walkable, downtown Napa.
Comfort-first, contemporary boutique hotel within walking distance of the Napa Valley Wine Train.
Bardessono Hotel and Spa
Locally-engrained stylish Napa hotel that celebrates the local community of artisans, chefs and winemakers through its conscious hospitality approach.
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Day 1: Napa Wine Train
Enjoy your first day in Napa Valley aboard the Napa Wine Train, complete with a rail tour of the beautiful surroundings, a four-course meal and stops in two of the most beautiful wineries in Napa!
When you finish your tour, stroll around downtown Napa and visit Oxbow Market, home to dozens of local food vendors, artisan cafes and an organic produce outlet for local farms.
Finish off day one in Napa with a dinner reservation at Celadon, a gorgeous, riverfront restaurant serving eclectic comfort food prepared with seasonal ingredients.
Day 2: Hot Springs, Wine and Shopping
Start your morning off with a breakfast inspired by global flavors at Grace's Table.
Next, head north to Calistoga Spa & Hot Springs for a spa treatment of your choice! Spend the rest of your time relaxing in the spa's geothermal pool.
The charming nearby town of St. Helena, which is known for its shops, galleries and restaurants, is a great next stop. Gott's Roadside is a must for gourmet burgers and tacos!
For dinner, either stay in the area and dine at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch or head back to downtown Napa and eat at Morimoto if you're feeling Japanese food or Angele Restaurant & Bar if you're in the mood for French!
Day 3: DIY Winery Tour
Spend your last day in Napa on a DIY winery tour where you'll get a chance to see some of the most beautiful vineyards and taste some of the most delicious wine Napa Valley has to offer.
Start with breakfast at Boon Fly Café (try the mini cinnamon-sugar doughnuts!)
Next, head 20 minutes north to the Rutherford/ Yountville area to spend your afternoon "vineyard-hopping" at three of the very best wineries in all of Napa. Make the wise choice and Uber around this day!
10:30am: Far Niente
12:00pm: Robert Mondavi
1:15pm: Lunch. Save money by dining outside of a winery at Rutherford Grill!
3:00pm: Cakebread Cellars
After a fun-filled day of wine tasting, head back to downtown Napa where you'll enjoy your last dinner at TORC.
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