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Things to do in Napa Valley

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Napa Valley. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Napa Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beaulieu Vineyard

    Located next to the Rutherford Grill, Beaulieu Vineyards—or BV as it is known to most—is Napa’s longest-operating winery, dating back to 1900. Star... More
  • Beringer Vineyards

    Reminiscent of a castle, the Beringer estate is the oldest operating winery in Napa, having produced sacramental wine during Prohibition. Founded b... More
  • Bouchon Bakery, Yountville

    Thomas Keller, the famed restaurateur who made the small town of Yountville in Napa a culinary destination, opened this casual bakery as a way to s... More
  • Bourassa Vineyards

    Despite an exterior that resembles a nondescript storage facility, this winery’s tasting room has a surprisingly romantic interior with dim lightin... More
  • CADE Winery

    The winery produces vintages in a solar-powered steel-and-wood space. More
  • Calistoga Bikeshop

    Friendly staffers can arrange packages that include bike rentals, maps, wine-tasting appointments, lunch reservations, and (if you need it) roadsid... More
  • Cameo Cinema

    Referred to by locals as "the Cameo," this historic theater has one of the oldest movie screens in existence in the U.S. and shows a rotating selec... More

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