Napa Valley is one of Northern California’s biggest attractions, and it is only 66 miles away from San Anselmo, making it a great location for a day trip. A beautiful destination for wine connoisseurs, food lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to see the best of Northern California, Napa is exciting, romantic and a worthwhile trip from San Anselmo.
With an abundance of wineries, wooded trails, bed and breakfasts and quality restaurants, Napa day trips are great for romantic getaways and family vacations. Whether you want to take a hot air balloon over the valley and drink champagne while admiring the views or you visit the historical opera house, Napa has many attractions and spots worth visiting.
Pine Ridge Winery
One of these spots is the Pine Ridge Winery, a charming winery that sits on 225 acres. Boasting more than 30 of the highest quality Chardonnays, Cabernets and Bordeaux blends, the winery is open for tastings and tours. Check out the Cabernet caves and bring a picnic to enjoy on the gorgeous grounds.
Address: 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Balloons Above The Valley
Phone: (800) 575-9777
Balloon packages and wine tours are also extremely popular. Soar far above the valley and experience views you never could on the ground with Balloons Above The Valley.
Address: 603 California Boulevard, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (800) 464-6824
For an unforgettable Napa experience, hop aboard the Wine Train. This steam engine will take you on a journey through Napa Valley while you enjoy fine dining, cocktails and gorgeous views of the passing scenery. If you’ve gone to Napa to celebrate a birthday or even, this ride is a perfect choice.
Address: 1275 McKinstry St., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 253-2111
Oxbow Public Market
To experience Napa as a local would, try heading to the Oxbow Public Market, a location known for its high-quality oysters, specialty coffees and fun cupcakes. You can also find a range of different cuisines and items here, which is perfect if you’re traveling with picky eaters.
Address: 610 First St., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 963-1345
Napa Valley Opera House
If you want to experience a little bit of history and entertainment, Napa Valley Opera House should not be missed. Presenting everything, from ballet to blues, you are sure to have fun.
Address: 1030 Main St., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 226-7372
Westwood Hills Park
Besides its world-famous wineries, Napa Valley is a great location to explore for its stunning natural beauty. Capturing all the beauty of Northern California, Westwood Hills Park attracts romantics and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Hike, bike and enjoy this 98-acre woodland park that provides grand views of the valley among majestic trees.
Address: Browns Valley Rd. and Laurel St., Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 257- 9529
Places to Stay
No matter how long you plan to stay, Napa Valley has many fantastic hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts that are great for your stay.
One of your best choices is the Carneros Inn, which offers intimate, secluded bungalows perfect for families and couples who like their privacy. Located off the Sonoma Highway, this charming place allows guests access to two pools, a fire pit, free Internet and kitchenettes.
Address: 4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (888) 400-9000