As an avid wine lover it is not shocking that Napa, California is one of my favorite destinations. I last visited the city in 2014 and spent the majority of my time in downtown Napa. One of the things I love about staying downtown is that many of the area winemakers have tasting rooms in the city and rather than driving from vineyard to vineyard to sample wines, I can simply walk. I also love that Napa is also in the upper echelon of world class foodie cities. That really shouldn’t be a surprise seeing as the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) resides in her backyard. 

Just a few weeks after my last visit, Napa experienced a serious earthquake that devastate much of the area. (No, it wasn’t my fault:)  From talking with friends in the area, I’ve heard that Napa is back and better than ever. I’m beyond excited to be heading back to check it out for myself. I’ll be sharing lot of photos from my three days in downtown Napa so you can take the journey with me. Just follow the #DoNapa hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  …and expect a few typos as I’m sure to be sipping some of the fermented grape juice that helped make Napa famous!  

Here’s a sneak peek at my itinerary minus any spontaneous Attention Deficit Detours I should decide to take.  

Day 1

  • Start the day on Main Street 
  • Lunch (catered by Oenotri) and City of Napa presentation
  • Wine tasting at Vintner’s Collective
  • Napa Art Walk
  • Appetizers and Spirit Tasting at Bounty Hunter
  • Dinner and a show at Blue Note Napa

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Meritage Resort and Spa 
  • Kayak on the Napa River
  • Blind Wine Tasting at Napa General Store
  • Sienna Patio Lunch at the Meritage Resort and Spa
  • Oxbow Marketplace Tour 
  • Dinner at The CIA (Culinary Institute of America) at Copia

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Meritage Resort and Spa
  • Tour of Jessel Miller’s Studio
  • Tour and Tasting of Whetstone Wine Cellers
  • Explore Napa on my own

What are your favorite things to do in California’s Wine Country? 


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