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Soar Above the Vineyards

Experience a Napa Valley sunrise in a magical way you’ll never forget. Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will act as your guide pointing out local points of interest and the valley’s extraordinary beauty. Enchantment, romance and excitement fill every colorful moment of this graceful adventure.   Learn More: Napa Valley Balloons, Napa Valley Aloft, Balloons Above the Valley

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SUP or Kayak the Napa River

The Napa River beckons with more opportunities to get out on the water than ever before. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board or sign up for a guided tour that includes all the instruction you need for a day of fun out on the water. Paddle the restored tidal wetlands and experience Downtown Napa from the river!   Learn More: Napa Valley Paddle

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Bike the Napa Valley Vine Trail

Enjoy a car-free bike path spanning 12.5 miles from southern Napa all the way to Yountville. The Vine Trail is a perfect outlet for visitors looking to bike for fitness, enjoying the local scenery or event visiting a couple of wineries. Napa Valley Bike Tours offers instant access to the Vine Trail from their two rental shops located in Napa and Yountville.   Learn More: Ride the Napa Valley Vine

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Stroll Along Napa’s Riverfront

Without a doubt, the crown jewel marking Downtown Napa’s recent renaissance is the Napa Riverfront. The inviting design and the waterfront promenade easily lend themselves for a late afternoon or post-dinner stroll. The beautiful building has attracted an eclectic mix of boutique shops and restaurants just waiting to be explored.   Highlights: Riverhouse by Bespoke Collection, Napa General Store, Helen Lyall

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Taste Locally Made Olive Oil

A few weeks after the frenzy of grape harvest in Napa Valley. The Olive Mill Tour & Tasting at Round Pond is the only in-depth tour available of a working mill; however, numerous local producers have storefronts in the valley where visitors are invited to taste and learn what distinguishes a good quality oil from the mass-marketed impostors. A bottle of locally made olive oil also makes a great gift

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Hike Like a Local

For a short ‘n’ sweet hike, take to the trails at Napa’s smaller local parks. Alston Park in northwest Napa has three miles of trails bordered by vineyards. In Browns Valley, Westwood Hills Park has three miles of trails through heavily wooded tree groves and grassy meadows. Skyline Park in east Napa has a network of 25 miles of trails, but the 2.5 mile trail to Lake Marie is perfect

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Bottlerock ‘n’ Roll

Think Coachella… with wine. Held annually over the Memorial Day Weekend, the 3-day Bottlerock music festival features more than 80 bands playing on four music stages at an expansive venue. Concertgoers enjoy access to gourmet food from the Napa Valley’s finest chefs and restaurateurs and dozens of wine cabanas hosted by local vintners in addition to craft cocktail and beer vendors. Past headliners have included the Red Hot Chili Pepppers,

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Forage for Fine Chocolates

While only a handful of local wineries offer a composed chocolate & wine tasting experience (see Rutherford Ranch, Robert Mondavi Winery and Hess Collection for options), there’s no shortage of of artisan purveyors of fine chocolates in Napa Valley. Innovative truffle flavors such as Espellette Chili and Earl Grey will inspire you to create your own wine pairings.   Learn More: Kollar Chocolates, Woodhouse Chocolates, Earth & Sky, Anette’s, La

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Procure Picnic Provisions

Enjoying a wine country picnic is a quintessential experience. Of course, it takes a little planning to pull it off – especially when you’re away from home. Fortunately, there are a great number of local resources for procuring a proper picnic feast. Note: If you plan to picnic at a winery, be sure to choose a winery that is permitted to allow picnicking and secure an appointment in advance of

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Explore Yountville on Foot

The main thrust of Yountville’s Washington Street stretches about one mile and is chock-full of top-rated restaurants, boutique shopping, wine tasting rooms and more than a dozen art sculptures to discover along the way. Veteran’s Memorial Park at the south end of town and Yountville Park at the north end both offer shaded picnic tables and grassy areas perfect for relaxing with a baguette and some cheese. Yountville Park also

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