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Things to do in Napa + Sonoma

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Napa + Sonoma. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Napa + Sonoma attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Napa + Sonoma to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Napa + Sonoma.

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  • 14feet

    Vintage furnishings with an industrial-meets-schoolhouse bent (drafting tables, Thonet chairs) are arranged into photo-ready vignettes. More
  • 21 Arrondissement

    The pea-sized 21 Arrondissement showcases interior designer Myra Hoefer's best French flea-market and estate-sale finds: a pair of gilt-and-velvet ... More
  • A. Rafanelli Winery

    With 85 acres of vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, this small production winery has been family owned and operated for four generations. In the ea... More
  • Acacia Winery

    Founded by Diageo Chateau & Estates—also the owner of notable Napa wineries BV and Provenance—Acacia is a relatively secluded facility specializing... More
  • Acme Fine Wine

    In downtown St. Helena, ACME Fine Wines was created as a destination for those looking to acquire hard-to-find wines sourced from vintners in the N... More
  • Alla Prima Studio

    Inspired by her international art education, Napa native Gretchen Kimball founded Alla Prima Studio as a way to bring both novice and experienced a... More
  • Andante Dairy

  • Andrew Lane Wines

    Four miles northeast of downtown St. Helena, Andrew Lane winery doubles as the personal residence of owner Andrew Dickson. Established in 1978 by A... More
  • Anette's Chocolate Factory

    Established by siblings Anette and Brent Madsen, this downtown sweet shop is housed in a yellow-walled, wood-floored space that was formerly Patric... More
  • Arboretum

    The most fashion-forward boutique in town specializes in stylish, sustainable attire for men and women—from organic cotton T-shirts by Turk + Taylo... More
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

    Located in Sonoma County three miles north of Guerneville, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve preserves more than 800 acres of coast redwood trees, w... More
  • Artesa Vineyards & Winery

    With its strikingly modern landscaping and architecture, this property at first looks more like a museum (or perhaps a James Bond film location) th... More
  • August Briggs Winery

    Another great option: The family-run August Briggs, housed within a simple barnlike building on the south edge of town, offers free tastings. More
  • Bacchus Glass

    If you’ve never seen glassblowing in person, stop by this shop a few miles south of downtown Sonoma and watch artist and master glassblower Frank C... More
  • Back Room Wines

    Once the sommelier at The French Laundry, owner Daniel Dawson now brings his expertise to Back Room Wines. The shop nearly doubled in size when it ... More

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