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Things to do in Napa Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“Napa Valley in California Wine Country is one of the world's famous wine regions for wine tasting, wine tours, eating at Michelin star restaurants, and many sightseeing. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Recommend reservations on weekends, this place is really good, we tend to visit this place every Brunch when were in town. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Amazing food casual food court which you will find food for every one in your party.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Park
“20 minute drive to hike, picnic and visit the home of famous author, Jack London. See beautiful vineyards and winery ruins in the historic and quaint town of Glen Ellen. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“By far the best Mexican restaurant in the area, and arguably one of the best in California. Extremely casual but also extremely good!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant is fairly close, very warm and cozy atmosphere. Recommend reservations for groups of 5 or more. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Train
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“[Napa Valley] Take the wine train for a tour of classic Napa Valley wineries”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful hiking with many options in this huge and largely empty state park. Walk to the top and enjoy fabulous views of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Historic Sonoma Square offers a day of relaxing fun. Lots of shops, amazing restaurants, theaters. Very romantic vibe. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The Fig Cafe offers a rotating weekly special (the 'Plats du Jour'), which is a fabulous 3 course dinner -- appetizer, entree and dessert -- for $31. AND, they offer free corkage, so you can bring in your favorite bottle from a day of wine tasting to enjoy with your dinner. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Winery
“An amazing Calistoga winery in the Napa Valley to tour, and find your special taste of wine to take home. Have your camera ready!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Winery
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“A family friendly winery, with an informative guided tour and plenty of picnic areas. Bookings can fill up so always check ahead if your desired date/time is available. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“At Napa Premium Outlets, you will enjoy shopping the best-known labels such as Adidas, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Gymboree, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger. Offering everyday savings of 25% to 65% off. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Winery
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“Award winning wines, in a beautiful, tranquil setting 8 miles from the farmhouse.”
  • 31 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Recommend reservations on weekends, this place is really good, we tend to visit this place every Brunch when were in town. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“By far the best Mexican restaurant in the area, and arguably one of the best in California. Extremely casual but also extremely good!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is fairly close, very warm and cozy atmosphere. Recommend reservations for groups of 5 or more. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Train
“[Napa Valley] Take the wine train for a tour of classic Napa Valley wineries”
  • 39 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings.”
  • 32 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The Fig Cafe offers a rotating weekly special (the 'Plats du Jour'), which is a fabulous 3 course dinner -- appetizer, entree and dessert -- for $31. AND, they offer free corkage, so you can bring in your favorite bottle from a day of wine tasting to enjoy with your dinner. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Use locals call this EDK, it’s a great dinner experience with excellent food selections. Make reservations to ensure you don’t have to wait.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great spot for breakfast or lunch! Plenty of delicious & healthy options to accommodate everyone. Sit out front with views of the town square, inside for a coffee house feel or in the back garden for a more relaxed dining experience (back dining area has covered seating, rain protectant tenting and heat lamps for the cooler months)”
  • 45 locals recommend

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