It is true, Napa Valley is one of the most gorgeous destinations in the world with some of the best known wineries. While the Napa Valley wineries seem to be the main attraction when visiting wine country, there are countless options to get outside and experience all the beauty. Some may be surprised to discover there is so much more to do on your visit to Napa Valley along with a Napa wine tour! If you are looking to experience some Napa Valley wineries in addition to exploring other adventures in the area, we have created a list of other outdoor activities you can experience.
- The water is calling. Experience the valley in a whole new way with a kayak, paddle board or gondola ride on the river right though Napa. If you are looking for a full lake experience look no further than Lake Berryessa, a quick 45-minute drive away from downtown. Experience a full day at the lake and not to mention the gorgeous drive along the way through beautiful wine country.
- Golf like the pros! Head on over to one of the many renowned golf courses in Napa Valley, including Silverado Resort, home to the annual Safeway Open PGA Tournament. Golf is very popular amongst the locals and visitors alike in Napa Valley. The golf courses have views all around the vineyards…not a bad way to spend the day!
- Let’s ride. There are some beautiful hiking trails in the Valley to experience an epic bike ride along the vineyards. Napa Valley Bike Tours offers two main destinations in Napa Valley and Yountville, where you can join a guided bike tour.
- Giddy up! If you a looking for a truly one of a kind experience in Napa, head on over to Shadybrook Estate winery. This winery offers horseback riding tours through the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, specifically in the Coombsville area. Shadybrook is the only winery to offer this experience with a full wine tasting afterwards! What an incredible way to combine the outdoors and some delicious wine.
With so many great ways to spend your time visiting Napa Valley, we hope this list will give you some ideas of how to explore the beautiful outdoors while in town. Whether that’s enjoying a peaceful day at the lake, a nice stroll on a hiking trail or sipping on some delicious wine on a Napa wine tour, we know you will enjoy all the Valley has to offer.
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