Napa Vacation Packages
Napa vacation packages are a great way to organize your trip to Northern California’s wine country and save money. Whether you want your vacation to be all about wine tasting, spa pampering, golfing, or a combination of all of these, there are sure to be package options suitable for your trip.
Many Napa hotels offer vacation packages targeted toward special attractions that appeal to various kinds of travelers. For example, you can find a vacation package in Napa perfect for golfers at resorts such as the Silverado Resort. The Silverado Resort is home to two championship 18-hole courses, each of which encompasses 360 acres and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Silverado Resort's special package for golfers includes accommodation eighteen holes of golf per person, per night's stay, on either of the two courses.
The Silverado Resort also offers another kind of vacation package in Napa, this time geared towards wine-lovers. For example, the Wine Taster's Dream Package includes accommodation, a picnic lunch for two at V. Sattui Winery, and complimentary wine tastings at the Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi, Black Stallion, and Artesa wineries. A package such as this is a great way to plan your wine-tasting tour.
Of course, you can also find a variety of Napa vacation packages related to wine tasting for one-day visitors. For example, a biking tour of Napa could include bike rentals, a picnic lunch at a winery, and wine tastings and vineyards tours at various wineries around the valley. A shuttle tour could include transportation from San Francisco, or from your hotel in Napa, along with tastings and tours at various wineries, as well as sampling some of the food in Napa.
Spa enthusiasts are also in for a treat, as there are many Napa Valley spa packages. Whether you're visiting Napa for the day or staying for a whole weekend of pampering, there are Napa Valley spa packages that can suit your tastes. Some packages focus on couples or group treatments, while others center on a group of treatments for one person. Some will include accommodation, while others are for one-day visitors and include access to pools and fitness centers. If you're looking for a spa package in Calistoga, some spas to consider include the Spa Solage and the Indian Springs Resort and Spa. There are so many amazing different Napa Valley spa packages to choose from, the trouble will be deciding which one to book.
Wine Train in Napa Valley
Napa is located northeast of San Francisco, so many people visiting the San Francisco Bay Area make a short excursion to travel to Napa Valley. There are several transportation options for traveling to and around the area; for instance, you can rent a car in San Francisco or Napa. You can also purchase a tour for your Napa Valley vacation that includes transportation from San Francisco—shuttle tours and bike tours are both options. Or you can book a ride on the Napa Wine Train, which will allow you to soak up the lovely scenery and enjoy a great meal at the same time. Another great way to take in the natural beauty of Napa Valley is by taking a scenic drive along Highway 29 or the Silverado Trail.
The attractions in Napa Valley are varied. Visiting wineries and vineyards for wine tasting and vineyards tours is an extremely popular thing to do on Napa vacations, as Napa is one of the most famous wine-producing regions in the world. From Castello di Amorosa to Domaine Chandon to Quintessa to Rubicon, every winery offers something special. If you find a few favorite wineries, you might consider signing up for their wine clubs, so you can enjoy their creations year-round. Since the fees for wine tastings can add up, be sure to look for wine-tasting discounts; ask your hotel if they have any coupons, or check the individual winery web sites. With luck, you might even snag a few free tastings on your Napa Valley vacation.
Dining is also exceptional in Napa Valley, and you'll definitely want to explore some of the food in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga on your Napa vacations. Whether you're craving French restaurants, steak, or sushi, there's something for you. Yountville is even home to famous Michelin-starred restaurants such as The French Laundry and Bouchon. Foodies can also take advantage of farmers markets, food-related Napa festivals, and the Culinary Institute of America, home to the Greystone Restaurant.
Of course, a Napa Valley vacation isn't just about the food and wine. From golfing and spas to shopping and balloon rides, the possibilities are endless. You'll have to plan ahead to fit in everything you want to do in one trip, but you'll be well rewarded for the effort. Travel to Napa Valley is a true a delight, and you'll surely want to return many more times in the future.
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