Traveling about 11 miles northward, you'll land in the city of Napa (population ~77,000), the county seat of Napa County. Tasting bars are a favorite here but the area is equally famous for its distinctive farm-to-table artisan foods. After all the wine tasting and noshing you might want to take a stroll, and the city offers up a seeming endless array of things to do. Hit the Opera House for some live entertainment, meander through the sculpture gardens at di Rosa, rent a bike, or take a hike; Napa has something for everyone.
Things to Do in Napa City
Platypus Wine Tours
Specializing in smaller vineyards and historic wineries, this company prides itself on taking a 'lighthearted and fun approach to tasting and learning about wine', so says the Platypus-in-Chief. Their many happy customers love the polite, knowledgeable staff and the great community atmosphere of the tours.
Napa Valley Balloons, Inc
Enjoy floating across the vineyards and have the experience of a lifetime. Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. has been featured on many nationally syndicated shows and has played host to more than a few well-known personalities. Nothing compares to riding in a hot air balloon; and with over 30 years in the business, you know you will be gliding along with the best. People rave about the sense of security they feel, and the skill and professionalism of the pilots and crew.
Oxbow Public Market
This indoor market offers up the region's largest collection of farm-to-table delicacies; from artisan cheeses, handcrafted chocolates, delicate pastries, gourmet coffees, fresh produce, a spice market, and more, every proverbial base is covered. Have breakfast and people-watch for a spell, then mosey through the shops for the perfect foodie souvenirs.