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Best things to do in Napa Valley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Colloquial Area
“An hour away by car, without traffic. The heart of great California Cabernets and award winning restaurants like the French Laundry ”
57 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“This sprawling marketplace features a riverside deck, food vendors, local produce & more.”
72 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“If I could only recommend one restaurant in Sonoma, this would be the one. They have great cheese and wine, all of their food is fantastic, and leave room for dessert! Be sure to make reservations ahead of time!”
77 locals recommend
Train
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“Take a romantic ride on this restaurant on wheels. Option to stop at pre-selected wineries as well. December is all about the holidays and the "Santa Train" for the little ones.”
41 locals recommend
Park
“The adventurer and author of American classics such as White Fang made his home in Sonoma County, and his former estate is now a California State Park. It’s a sprawling property where London experimented with early sustainable farming techniques, hosted friends, and wrote late into the evening. It features trails, picnic areas, a bookstore, a museum, and a gift shop. Of particular interest are the eerie ruins of the writer’s dream home, called Wolf Hall, which featured 26 rooms and nine fireplaces. The structure burned just before its completion in 1913 and was never rebuilt.”
50 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Always in the SF Chronicle top 100. Eat outside or grab from the prepared section and take it home for an easy meal.”
64 locals recommend
Plaza
“Reserve a few hours to circumambulate the plaza, taste wine and buy stuff.... get a picnic and settle in the park or eat at one of the many restaurants. I've had a few art shows at Bump Tasting Room and that is fun. Say hi to Geordie for me. Then get frozen yogurt at Top That next door. I'd go to the art museum too but that is me.”
46 locals recommend
Winery
“Castello di Amorosa is considered an architectural masterpiece with all the elements of an authentic medieval castle: a moat, drawbridge, five towers, high defensive ramparts, courtyards and loggias, a chapel, stables, an armory, and even a torture chamber. 107 rooms in total, no rooms alike.”
47 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“At Napa Premium Outlets, you will enjoy shopping the best-known labels such as Adidas, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Gymboree, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger. Offering everyday savings of 25% to 65% off. ”
20 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings.”
33 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“A local market for groceries and sundries. It's Sonoma's version of Whole Foods. Fabulous!”
51 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Make a reservation in advance. Cozy. Love their appetizers. Note you can order pizza and their ice cream to go. ”
50 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The sister restaurant to The Girl and the Fig is located in Glen Ellen (6 min from our Airbnb). Same quality food in a bit more casual atmosphere. They don't take reservations, so go early or be prepared for a bit of a wait. One of the great local secrets is that there is no charge for corkage here!!”
47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Love this restaurant inside the Dorado hotel. Great bar as well. Make reservations. ”
42 locals recommend
Park
“Hike to gunsight rock for a view down the valley of the moon all the way to the bay bridge.”
42 locals recommend
Winery
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“This winery is focused on sustainable practices and offers an interesting and educational tour.”
50 locals recommend