Throughout the year, Napa Valley businesses and communities offer a wide variety of fascinating family-friendly activities to enjoy, enlighten, and entertain.

During the summer, when most of us schedule time to travel to our favorite destinations, the whirlwind of activities in Napa Valley and nearby Sonoma County increases. Music and art presentations, outdoor activities, wine tastings and tours, open-air markets, hot air balloon rides, cooking classes, educational experiences, and other celebrations of life are available throughout the season.

Visitors to the area should plan forward by making reservations for their join-in and private wine tours, balloon rides, musical events, and more at venues where participation may be limited.

While a complete list of activities to enjoy while in Napa Valley during the summer season is almost endless, here is a sample of a few activities that visitors should consider:

Bottlerock Music Festival, 2022: May 27-29

Napa Valley’s annual Bottlerock event features an extensive lineup of international and regionally known musicians, including Metallica, Pink, and a host of others. Ample food, regionally produced wines, and artisan beer are always available during the event.

Also, a Culinary Stage features presentations by many of the world’s most recognizable chefs and celebrities, demonstrating their talents and recipes. Art by many famous artists will be on display.

Napa and Sonoma Wine Tours with Platypus

For many of us, a visit to Napa Valley is not complete without a winery tour and winetasting.

The safest, most relaxing way to enjoy Napa and Sonoma wine tours is with a professionally-curated Wine Tour hosted and driven by an experienced company like Platypus Wine Tours. Each Tour comes complete with knowledgeable commentary and insight and visits to some of the region’s more unique wineries and vineyards. Guests can choose to schedule a join-in tour, or you may arrange private wine tours in Napa Valley or Sonoma Wine Country with a customized schedule for small or larger groups with lunch options available.

Napa Farmers Market

Voted the top farmers market in California for the past two years, the Napa version is open each Tuesday and Saturday throughout the summer from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon. The Market takes place at the City of Napa Parking Lot downtown at 1100 West Street. Visitors may browse and buy from a wide selection of products from local farmers, food producers, and artisans.

The Market is designed to be a gathering spot for locals and visitors to congregate, interact with local businesses and artists, and shop for high-quality foods and other items to take home and enjoy.

Outdoor Adventures, Trekking, and Golf

The spectacular summer weather in Napa Valley is ideal for far more than for those special private wine tours, outdoor music festivals, or top-notch farmers’ markets. Visitors can enjoy a full range of outdoor activities, including bicycling, bird watching, walking, and jogging along the Napa Wine Trail.

Many families and groups also enjoy the parks and idyllic spots along the Trail or along the wooded mountainsides that border the base of Napa Valley.

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Silverado Golf Resort and public courses, including the Napa Golf Course, the Chardonnay Golf Club in American Canyon, or the Vintners Golf Club in Yountville.

Reserve Your Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Tours with Platypus

For more information and to make reservations for your private wine tours to Napa or Sonoma Valley, check out the Platypus Wine Tours website.

A safe and well-organized wine tour by Platypus will provide a pleasant and unforgettable experience for your entire party. Make your reservations for a future join-in or private wine tour of Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country online.

Or, you may make your reservations by phone at  (707)-253-2723.