Arts, Crafts, Music, Wine and Balloon Rides of Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a 30-mile long expanse of California. There are four major cities along the 30-miles. St. Helena, Yountville, Calistoga and Napa make up the exciting Napa Valley. There are more than 45,000 acres of wineries and vineyards. More than 1,000 world-class labels come from Napa Valley.

Napa Valley has an abundance of things to do. If you like nature, you can rent bikes and take on a few of the many hiking trails in the area. Food lovers can discover different wedges of cheese that are handcrafted or smoked charcuteries. Music lover will love the music and film festivals and craft people can find all the crafts in the area they want to see. There are culinary activities, balloon rides, arts and entertainment, outdoor activities, golf and plenty of wine tours.

You can go as a couple or as a group to enjoy an all-terrain vineyard ride on Mount Veeder. It includes a lunch of 3 courses and wine to enjoy. Another trip would be a day of biking to see the small wineries in Calistoga. You will enjoy a delightful picnic lunch and beautiful scenes. You can also enjoy the sights of downtown Napa with a brunch and sipping wines along the way, while enjoy a lovely walk.

Napa Valley is a beautiful and exciting place to tour and enjoy the wine and other adventures. What you do not want to do is plan a day of enjoyment and get stuck behind grape trucks or an electric car on the highways or on Silverado Trail, while getting to your destination. Napa is surely to be an exciting place to visit this year after all the winter rains and the warm sunlight from the summer days. The grapes are at their best and there are other ways to get around besides renting a car and getting stuck in traffic.

Tours leave the San Francisco’s Ferry Marketplace Building every Friday at 8:15am to take travelers for a scenic tour. You will pass the Angel and Alcatraz Island to Vallejo, where you and your group can pick up a shuttle to Napa. You can enjoy a day of wine tasting and not have to worry about having a designated driver.

There are beautiful private tours for groups up to twelve that will take you in cruiser vans with tinted-glass for comfort. You can have a long day of touring Napa Valley or you can stay the night and enjoy a second day of tastings and adventures. You and your group will explore Napa Valley in comfort and be returned back to the ferry and home.

Another form of transportation instead of a car is the two-wheeled bike. St. Helena Cyclery will deliver Trek hybrids right to your hotel. You can rent the bikes for the day or by the hour. It only takes about 10 minutes by bike to the wineries along the Silverado Trail. You will enjoy the scenery as you pass by all the other people in traffic along the way.