- Wineries - The Napa Valley is synonymous with wine. It’s one of the top wine production locations in all of America, and there are dozens of different wineries and vineyards to be found all around Napa. Tasting and purchasing wine are two of the main reasons people visit Napa in general, and no trip to Napa can really be complete without stopping off at at least one winery and sampling a few of the bottles on offer. You can either choose to sign up for a winery tour with a professional operator, which often involves visiting various wineries and even getting exclusive discounts on bottles, or simply drive around yourself.
- Visit the City - The city of Napa is the county seat of Napa County and is generally regarded as the beating heart of the whole Napa Valley wine region. It features some lovely 19th century architecture, delightful riverfront walks, and interesting landmarks like the Oxbow Public Market and the Napa Valley Opera House. There are various festivals and concerts held here each year and it’s a great city to walk around if you want to get a great taste of Napa Valley in just one location. You’ll find various tasting rooms for local wineries, as well as plenty of world class restaurants and interesting boutiques.
- Restaurants - As well as wine, Napa is known for its food. This part of California is where you'll find some of the very best places to eat in all of America, with lots of very high profile chefs working around Napa. Many of the restaurants in this area specialize in pairing their dishes and sample platters with various local wines, so many people choose to visit Napa purely to indulge in amazing culinary experiences. You’ll find a lot of restaurants to choose from and the vast majority offer farm-to-table dining with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in every dish.
- Top Tip - Even though you're going to Napa for just one day, our top tip for any Napa day trip is to take your time. Napa isn't a place to be rushed around. The lifestyle in this part of California isn't about doing as much as you can every day and feeling tired and out of breath by the time the sun sets. It's a very relaxed and laid-back location, with a lot of beautiful scenery all around. A big part of Napa life is savoring each moment, each sip of wine, each glimpse of the world around you. So be sure to take your time, pace yourself, and plan out a day trip itinerary that lets you see a few things without needing to hurry about too much.