Staycation in Napa Valley | Out & About

Famous for its numerous rolling vineyards, Napa Valley is a haven for wine aficionados. It also boasts plenty of quality gastronomic experiences, as well as cultural attractions and outdoor adventures surrounded by splendid scenery. Keep reading to discover some of the places to enjoy on a staycation in Napa Valley.

Stay Awhile

Surrounded by nature and exuding a sense of tranquility, the award-winning Bardessono is ideal for romance-seeking couples and friends who are seeking an outstanding stay. In addition, pets are welcome too. From the sublime vistas and enchanting gardens to the luxurious rooms and the private ambiance, Bardessono is great for the soul. The spa and rooftop pool provides plenty of ways to unwind and the on-site Lucy Restaurant and Bar offers a delectable field-to-fork dining experience and an extensive wine list.

The peaceful Meadowood Napa Valley is a top place to immerse yourself in the Napa Valley way of life. Spread over 250 beautiful acres, the estate is nestled in a private valley and provides easy access to nature. Menus in the on-site restaurant make full use of local seasonal produce and the wine center offers insights into the area’s wine-making traditions and culture. Three swimming pools, a modern fitness center, and five tennis courts are great for those looking to keep active, while the spa offers blissfully restorative treatments that are perfectly aligned with nature.

The Estate Yountville boasts two high-class accommodations: Vintage House and Hotel Villagio. There’s also a luxurious five-bedroom villa, ideal for larger families or groups of friends. If you love contemporary chic, Hotel Villagio is sure to impress. The spacious rooms boast deep-soaking tubs, fireplaces, sunny terraces, and elegant lounges. Vintage House provides a quieter retreat with lashings of natural charm. In addition, all guests can enjoy the swimming pool, sociable lobby bar, and pretty garden bar, as well as holistic treatments in the attractive spa and culinary treats in several on-site eateries.

Dine and Sip

Located within Riverside Mall, Morimoto is a sleek and modern restaurant with plenty of Japanese atmospheres. The open kitchen lets you watch in awe as dishes are skillfully created and the dining room is full of plenty of interesting features to admire. In addition, seating is also available outdoors on the riverside terrace. Savor sushi from the wooden sushi bar and enjoy dishes like seafood tobanyaki, pork chop and apple sauce, braised black cod, and wagyu striploin. Why not step into the atmospheric Momosan Sake Bar afterward for a glass of sake?

La Toque offers Michelin-star dining and an award-winning wine list in an elegant environment. Chef Ken Frank’s menus change regularly to make full use of seasonal bounties and diners can choose from two options: the a la carte menu or the exciting six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. Both options include delicious dishes that are artfully presented for a veritable treat for the senses. Likewise, the wine pairing suggestions are truly outstanding, offering an unforgettable dining experience.

Specializing in all things fizzy, Be Bubbly is a relative newcomer to the Napa Valley wine bar scene. Open since 2020, the wine list includes Champagne and all kinds of sparkling wine from across the globe. In addition, the lounge often features live music and you’ll sometimes find food pop-ups too.

The brainchild of Chef Thomas Keller, classy Regiis Ova offers the perfect combination of Champagne and caviar for a truly indulgent evening. The opulent surroundings enhance the luxurious vibe, with lavish lounges decked in verdant hues and a gorgeous garden. Sustainable teak, Italian leather, and Belgian linens further add to the rich appeal.

Shop and See

Located in St Helena, Woodhouse Chocolates is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. The appealing store stocks the finest chocolates and sweet treats in Napa Valley. In addition, they offer ethically sourced products and have sustainable ingredients.

Soar through the skies and lap up the incredible views with a thrilling ride in a hot air balloon. Likewise, watching the sunrise over the valley is truly magical. 

Ca’Toga Galleria D’Arte provides a visual treat in Calistoga. Home to works by Italian-born Carlo Marchiori, the gallery includes striking paintings, sculptures, ceramics, furnishings, and more.