The Napa Valley Wine Train is probably one of the more touristic attractions in Napa, but it’s still a wonderful experience. This historic train has been restored so it can offer a scenic tour of Napa while also serving American cuisine on board. The wine train makes stops at various wineries so that guests can visit different tours. This train offers day tours, romantic night tours, holiday tours, and even murder mystery tours — you can find them all here.
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 253 2111
Napa Valley Paddle provides paddle-boarding tours along the calm Napa River — no previous experience is required. The Living River Tour starts where fresh water and salt water mix in the Napa River, and guests will continue to paddle upstream to view downtown Napa, move under four bridges, and more. There are three different locations customers can choose to paddle from depending on what they like. At the end, Napa Valley Paddle shuttles customers back to the start. With over 2,000 customers and four seasons of paddle-board tours under its belt, Napa Valley Paddle is experienced, entertaining, and safe.
Napa Valley Paddle,731 1st St, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 666 1628
Balloons Above the Valley is a hot air balloon ride above Napa Valley which offers a unique view of the beautiful vineyards below. Before the ride, guests can enjoy a cafe and pastry service, and after the journey, they can celebrate with a champagne brunch where they can discuss their experience. The hot air balloons used by Balloons Above the Valley are the biggest in America.
Balloons Above the Valley, 603 California Blvd, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 253 2222
The Napa Valley Vine Trail is essentially a 47 mile walking and biking trail, but it has yet to be fully built. The Napa Valley Vine Trail stretches across Napa Valley from Vallejo (south of Napa) to Calistoga (north of Napa). Although the full trail is not complete, there are sections of it that can be enjoyed in the city of Napa.
For locals or families traveling with children, Playground Fantastico is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon. Built in 2002 by the Napa Valley Education Foundation, this fantastic playground has a castle theme with several play houses, musical instruments, a sand pit with animal statues, a wooden fort, and a climbing wall. There are picnic tables nearby and two sides to the playground — one for younger kids and one for older kids. The San Francisco Chronicle rated Playground Fantastico as one of the ‘Best Playgrounds in the Bay Area.’
Playground Fantastico, 2440 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 257 9529
Located in downtown Napa, the Napa Valley Opera House is a historic landmark built in 1879. The opera house is a non-profit performing arts center that provides theatrical entertainment in an intimate and comfortable setting. The opera house also allows other organizations to use the space for events, like concerts, plays, educational school programs, and lectures.
Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 226 7372
Cannolly Ranch is an educational farm that teaches children about farm life, animals, sustainability, healthy foods, and the wonders of nature. Over 5,000 students visit each year from school programs, camps, and field trips. Cannolly Ranch also holds single day and night events, like their family day program perfect for young children. On the first Wednesday of each month, the ranch is open to anyone who wants to come in and enjoy the great outdoors.
Cannolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA, USA +1 707 224 1894
Napa Valley isn’t known as ‘Wine Country’ for nothing — there is an array of immaculate wineries to choose from. A few of the wineries you can visit are Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Chimney Rock Winery, Domaine Carneros, The Hess Collection Winery, Twenty Rows, William Hill Estate Winery, and many more.