View our list of wine tours and things to do in Napa Valley during your stay at The River Terrace Inn.
Historic Downtown Napa bustles with eclectic energy and vibrant culture. Indulge in more than 20 wine tasting rooms and fantastic gourmet dining. Explore Downtown Napa’s shops, tasting rooms, events, and unique attractions such as Oxbow Public Market, Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa Premium Outlets, Napa Valley Expo and Napa Valley Opera House.
Enjoy shopping at delightful wine and food shops, clothing boutiques, antique emporiums, and home stores. Check out a variety of year round activities and special events in Napa town including various farmers and chef's markets, outdoor food, wine and entertainment extravaganzas, food and wine tastings from Napa Valley restaurants and wineries, cooking demonstrations by Napa's acclaimed chefs, food vendors, farm fresh produce, musical stages and performances, and other varied entertainment. Surrounded by more than 250 wineries, downtown Napa is a spectacular wine country destination and River Terrace Inn is at the heart of all the action!
Wineries to Visit
The soul of wine making in America, Napa Valley is a wine lover’s heaven on earth. Home to more than 250 vineyards and wineries that produce award-winning wines. Napa, California is blessed with hundreds of thousands of acres of gorgeous vineyards and spectacular wineries and tasting rooms. Whether you taste your way through downtown tasting rooms or wind your way through the radiant countryside, you’ll discover a sip of bliss around every turn. Join a wine tasting tour, sample pours at the tasting salons and create an amazing experience. You can also tour Napa with a party bus >
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Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well-known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back. Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley.www.winetrain.com
Balloons Above the Valley Napa
Greet the sunrise and the morning mist as you gently dance with the winds and enjoy the majestic beauty at 500 to 2,000 feet above Napa Valley in a stunning hot air balloon. During your flight your pilot will narrate the beautiful sites of Napa valley. After floating above the vineyards, flowers and farms for about one hour, you will gently settle back into the arms of the pristine land. Celebrate your adventure with a festive champagne brunch in a serene wine country setting at the Vineyard Garden. Balloon Aviation of Napa Valley Yountville.
Napa Valley Segway Tours
Segway Napa's a unique fun way to glide through the history and vineyards of Napa Valley. Our family member tour glides have a passion for the history and land in this beautiful wine country. We have a tour that will suit you - Beyond Wine (Napa History), Yountville (taste wine and glide by a vineyard), or Napa Wetlands (River Trail). We also rent segways by the hour. Reasonable rates - check our website for special pricing and tours.
Napa Valley Wine Trolley
Experience Napa Valley like you never have before! The Napa Valley Wine Trolley allows you to take in the gorgeous scenery, aromas, and tastes of world class vineyards from a fun and unique perspective. The Napa Valley Wine Trolley is a motorized, authentic replica of a late 1890’s San Francisco cable car.
Napa Golf Course
Napa GC is an 18-hole full service championship daily fee golf course with practice facilities consisting of an 8,500 sf putting green, modest chipping green, and 22 individual stall driving range outfitted with synthetic mats. The clubhouse is equipped with full complement of merchandise from golf balls to clubs. Napa GC offers golf lessons from our PGA Class A Professionals on staff, with year round adult and youth lesson programs for players of all skill. With four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of any skill level, our golf course is also user friendly, fun, and provides affordable access to all.
Arts - Di Rosa Preserve
Located on 217 beautiful acres, di Rosa Preserve is a natural oasis featuring one of the largest and most significant Bay Area art collections in the world. Encompassing beautiful vineyards, olive trees, a 35 acre lake, and a natural wildlife preserve, di Rosa Preserve features over 2,000 works of art by more than 800 artists displayed in harmony with nature - in magnificent outdoor arenas, a 130-year old winery-turned-residence, an ancient olive grove and on the lake.
Arts - Jarvis Conservatory
Opened in 1995, Jarvis Conservatory provides training and workshops for artists. A magnificent theater and an acoustic marvel with 220 seats, the Conservatory is dedicated to teaching and performing serious art forms, including dance, film, music and puppetry. Workshops in Zarzuela, Opera and French Baroque Dances are continuously part of the programs offered.
Arts - Napa Valley Opera House
Napa Valley Opera House
Located in downtown Napa, the beautifully restored Napa Valley Opera House is a historic treasure showcasing world-renowned artists, performers and musicians. Since 1879 this magnificent theater has entertained and inspired the people of Napa Valley with exciting opera performances, concerts -jazz, classical, rock and country - comedy and family shows.
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Calistoga - One of the most famous Faithful Geysers in the world, this natural extravaganza of erupting boiling hot water takes place about every 30 to 40 minutes, shooting thousands of gallons of water 60 feet into the air. Old Faithful appears as a shallow pool of water until the main attraction. With Mount St. Helena in the background, the atmosphere offers an idyllic setting for family outings and picnics.
Calistoga - This beautiful forest takes you back 3 million years as you follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood trees in a grove in the Napa Valley wine country. The Petrified Forest was created 3.5 million years ago when Mount St. Helena erupted and buried the giant trees in volcanic ash. Take a ½-mile walking tour of the spectacular upper meadow and learn about the volcanic activity and forest petrification. A 100 foot-high Ash Fall contains deposits of volcanic material.
Napa River Adventures
Enjoy a peaceful tour of Napa Valley with Napa River Adventures. Cruise along the calm Napa River on 10-pasenger luxury electric riverboats and experience the valley from a different perspective. The Napa River tour sights include Downtown Napa, Copia, the wetlands and gorgeous sweeping vistas of the Valley. Tours offer information on current river developments, local history and ecology. Rent canoes and kayaks for a close look at wetlands and marshes. Tours leave from the Main Street Dock in Downtown Napa.
Just 25 miles from the Napa Valley lies a 2.5 mile stretch of river called Putah Creek that lies below Monticello Dam. Below Lake Berryessa that provides a year-round supply of cold, clean water that Rainbow Trout need and love. I have fished most days of the year for over five years on Putah Creek and would love to teach you the art and excitement of fly-fishing. So if you enjoy the outdoors and want to try something new, give me a call!
Experiencing the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do while visiting Napa Valley! As you pedal past rows of vineyards, you’ll enjoy an invigorating sensory experience that simply cannot be duplicated inside a car, tour van or limo.
The Uptown Theatre Napa is downtown’s ultimate destination for live entertainment. Nestled in the famed West End district, this stunningly restored art deco masterpiece from 1937 showcases only the finest acts in music and comedy. A historic landmark, the Uptown offers a phenomenal, intimate live show experience with world class sound and site lines. Distance from the last row to the stage is only 98 feet making every seat is truly a great seat!
Carolyn Parr Nature Center
Located in Napa, the Carolyn Parr Nature Center depicts animals of five local habitats and houses a children’s nature library. This nature center offers tours and interpretive programs aimed at demonstrating the impact that civilization has on the natural world.
Oxbow Park Preserve
What is that natural setting behind the hotel? We a fortunate to have a front row seat to one of the bay areas nature preserves. The Oxbow Park Preserve is situated across the Napa River from the hotel and offers our guests a serene back drop to their Napa Valley visit. The park recently opened to the public and offers a wonderful picnic area and nature walking trails.
Napa’s Alston Park offers easy hiking and views of Napa Valley. With 157 natural acres of open space and breathtaking views of the city, Napa's majestic beauty is ideal for nature walks, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, mountain biking and picnics.