Napa Area Guide

Explore Napa and Enjoy an Unforgettable Trip

Boasting more than indulgent wines, Napa Valley is home to delectable restaurants, exciting activities and impressive attractions.

Review our full Napa Area Guide below for recommendations on where to eat and what to do while you're in town.
BBQ Ribs

Bounty Hunter

Part BBQ joint, part wine bar, part wine shop, part hunter’s trophy room, Bounty Hunter defies exact description. Just go, try the beer can chicken and have a few glasses of vino.

(707) 226-3976 | View Website | 975 1st Street, Napa

Pizza

Ca' Momi

Obsessively authentic Italian, with and wood fired pizzas in a Napoli style. Parmesan cheese and chili flakes are nowhere to be found on the menu (and the owners are very proud of that fact!). Try the Organic Marinara or Porcini pizzas.

(707) 257-4992 | View Website | 610 1st Street, Napa

Pumpkin Soup

Carpe Diem Wine Bar

Carpe Diem, meaning seize the day, provides an opportunity for just that.  For a casual dining experience with a sophisticated and constantly changing menu, this Napa landmark is a great choice.  Soups of the moment and weekly changing taco selections complement the original and seasonal menu created by the chefs.  

(707) 224-0800 | View Website | 1001 2nd Street, Napa

Sangria

Celadon

A local favorite that has consistently made every “best of” Napa list year after year, Celadon offers global comfort food at it’s finest. Opt for a selection of small plates and eat around the world right next to the Napa river. Don’t miss the excellent sangria.

(707) 254-9690 | View Website | 500 Main Street, Napa

Lamb Chops

Cole's Chop House

A classic American Steak House located in the heart of downtown. The menu features 21 day dry-aged U.S.D.A. prime steaks, Midwestern corn-fed Black Angus Beef, formula fed veal, New Zealand lamb and fresh seafood. A Napa classic and a can’t miss for the meat lover.

(707) 224-6328 | View Website | 1122 Main Street, Napa

Steamed dumplings

Mango on Main

Indulge in a taste of Bangkok street food in the heart of Main Street Napa. Modeled after Southeast Asian food cart culture, diners flocks here for authentic yet updated versions of recipes handed down through generations.

(707) 253-8880 | View Website | 1142 Main Street, Napa

Greek Salad

Oenotri

Simply great pizzas and salads made with tradition. Channeling southern Italy’s respect for pizza and vegetables, the offerings often combine both, as in a pie topped with wood-oven-roasted cauliflower. The wine list askews local tradition and mostly focuses on Italian wines.

(707) 252-1022 | View Website | 1425 1st Street, Napa

Pasta with asparagus

Pasta Prego

A Napa staple for 20 years, this little pasta joint disappeared for a few years, then sprang back onto the scene in a new location in 2015. Housemade pasta is simply the best — prepared with heart and authentic techniques.

(707) 492-8026 | View Website |1502 Main Street, Napa

Tapas and wine

Zuzu

A bustling (and buzzing with chatter) riverfront cafe offering eclectic tapas — inspired by Spain and South America — in friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Zuzu’s limited-release, off-the-beaten-path wines from California, Spain, Portugal, and South America are featured by the glass, garrafa, or bottle. 

(707) 224-8555 | View Website | 829 Main Street, Napa

Mushroom quiche

Angele

Refined bistro fare doesn’t get any better than Angele. A favorite of our White House general managers, this French Country-inspired riverfront gem evokes the simple romance of the classic French brasserie. If you are a fan of sweetbreads, don’t miss the crispy veal sweetbread appetizer if it graces the menu during your visit.

(707) 252-8115 | View Website | 540 Main Street, Napa

Saffron Rice

Basalt

After a short walk from the hotel, expect a California-inspired dishes with Spanish and Mexican influences. The cocktails share center stage and are best enjoyed on the restaurant’s expansive patio.

(707) 927-5265 | View Website | 790 Main Street, Napa

Seafood paella

La Taberna

Latin-infused flavors spice up the natural bounty of California at this downtown favorite. Inspired by the Pintxo bars of northern Spain, La Taberna is a modern take on a classic Spanish tavern. 

(707) 224-5551 | View Website | 815 Main Street, Napa

Ramen

Miminashi

Miminashi holds the distinction of being the city’s only izakaya-style restaurant, paying homage to the popular Japanese take on pub food, which includes yakitori, noodles, rice dishes, and larger plates. Homemade soft serve, “soft cream,” with toppings like tempura crispies and sesame honeycomb candy, is served in the restaurant and also through a take-out window.

(707) 254-9464 | View Website | 821 Coombs Street, Napa

Chinese Noodles

Morimoto Napa

Inventive, high-end Japanese fare and artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings. Consider the Omakase, a multi-course tasting menu designed to let you experience the essence of chef’s Morimoto’s cooking.

(707) 252-1600 | View Website | 610 Main Street, Napa

Gyro

Tarla

Tarla takes great pride in using “nourishing, creative and culturally exciting” menu selections.  This Mediterranean Bar and Grill uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients in their Turkish & Greek based cuisine.  For a meal that truly pays homage to the ingredients as well great care with their preparation, Tarla is a winning choice.

(707) 255-5599| View Website | 1480 1st Street, Napa

Hamachi

Torc

A contemporary, high-energy American restaurant with global influences, Torc is a place to meet up with friends and get up to speed on news and events. Come catch the spirit of community while you dine on favorites, such as hand cut tagliatelle and Japanese hamachi crudo.

(707) 252-3292 | View Website | 1140 Main Street, Napa

HIking

Hiking

Napa Valley is enclosed by gentle mountains with beautiful views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside. Carve out some time from sipping cabernet and burn off the buzz with an uphill stroll. Check out these 13 hikes, ranging from a nearby waterfall hike just outside of Napa town to a challenging 4 mile hike along a canyon near St. Helena. Get psyched to hike

Biking

Biking

Combine wine tasting with an active pursuit. Ride off-road through the vineyards at an easy-going pace, stop for some tastings along the way, and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards. Napa Valley Bike Tours offers a half-dozen guided bike tour options as well as rentals for self-guided excursions. Plan your peddle

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Ride a trusty steed through lush vineyards and among native woodlands and streams. The beautiful landscape of Napa Valley is even more pronounced when you experience it at a leisurely gait or trot. Pick your filly

Live Entertainment

Live Music & Entertainment

Housed in the historic Napa Opera House, Blue Note Napa is a unique facility combining a fully functioning winery with intimate music concerts, food classes, and fine dining. The Uptown Theatre is downtown’s ultimate destination for live entertainment. Nestled in the famed West End district, this stunningly restored art deco masterpiece showcases only the finest acts of music, comedy and more.

Hot air balloon

Hot Air Ballooning

Soar over the valley and vineyards at sunrise. Float along on the breeze that peacefully carries you above corridors of grapes and between the mountains. Touch down in time for a breakfast complete with mimosas made with local sparkling wines. This is one of our favorite Napa Valley attractions. Book your flight.

Oxbow Public Market

Chef’s Market

Oxbow Public Market features a diverse mix of local food vendors, artisan cafes, artisan crafts, and an organic produce outlet for local farms. The 40,000 square foot marketplace is a local gathering spot for great food and wine in downtown Napa and includes a scenic outdoor deck with seating along the Napa River. Tip: Visit on Tuesday evenings for locals’ night. The shops have great promotions and specials. Shop away!

Wine tour

Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique and memorable combination of wine tasting and riding the rails. The three hour, 36-mile journey from downtown Napa to St. Helena and back is both historic and scenic. All aboard! 

Olive Oil

Round Pond

Wineries and wines aren’t the only things you can tour and taste in the valley! If extra virgin liquid gold is a staple in your house, you must visit Round Pond. It’s appointment only, but you can take a guided tour of the mill and then do a tasting of their olive oils, red wine vinegars and citrus syrups. Don’t miss the meyer lemon olive oil. And, oh yeah, there’s a winery onsite, too. Sip the oil.

Glasses and bottle of red wine

Active Wine Adventures

Somethings are just meant to go together, and we think a full-bodied Cab tastes even better after a hike through the forest. These 6+ hour guided excursions will lead you through Napa Valley’s signature and scenic vistas before wrapping up at an indulgent wine-filled lunch. If hiking isn’t your thing, literary- and art-focused tours are also available. Adventure awaits.

Art Gallery

Art Galleries

Wine country has always been a magnet for artists and other creative types. The valley has no shortage of galleries displaying local works for perusal and purchase. Discover photography, painting, sculpture and other works that capture the essence of the area. View gallery list

Pond Sculpture

Art Experience

Take art immersion to the next level with a visit to Di Rosa Preserve — one of the most popular Napa Valley attractions. Wine Country’s ultimate art experience features three art galleries, an outdoor sculpture meadow, and a 35-acre lake — all set in picturesque surroundings with vineyards and olive trees. Immerse yourself

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