Napa Valley Things To Do

With so much to do in Napa, wine tours are just the start.

A bountiful selection of activities and tours are at your fingertips at River Terrace Inn. While downtown Napa is home to more than 20 wine tasting rooms, the area has attractions like the Oxbow Public Market, the Di Rosa Preserve and the Napa Valley Opera House. Downtown Napa features great shopping with unique clothing boutiques, artisanal food outlets, antique shops and restaurants that cater to every budget and taste. The Napa Valley also has a strong calendar of year-round events, activities and entertainment. Watch cooking demonstrations, partake in food tastings or take in musical performances in this vibrant, yet laid back community. And of course, with more than 250 wineries in the surrounding area, you can explore the valley’s lush vineyards and their tasty output.
Cute Dog In The Winery.

Pet-Friendly Wineries

Take your favorite four-legged friend along for wine tasting – see our list of pet-friendly wineries in the area.

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The CIA at Copia Building.

The CIA at Copia

Just steps away from River Terrace Inn, The CIA at Copia offers an array of enticing culinary experiences where guests can immerse themselves in the past, present, and future of food. From a signature garden to table restaurant to a quick bite on-the-go at Lunchbox there’s something for every foodie to enjoy at this epicurean hub.

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Farmers Market Tomatoes.

Napa Farmers Market

Located across the street from River Terrace Inn every Saturday and seasonal Tuesdays, the Napa Farmers Market is the perfect place to discover local favorites and hidden gems. Whether you’re looking to take a piece of Napa home with you or simply browsing for some fresh ingredients, this inclusive community market offers an array of exquisite treats from local artisans and farmers.

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Art Along The River

Discover a new splash of Art at River Terrace Inn with Art Along the River. In collaboration with Eppich Arts stroll our Riverwalk and explore the work of local artists as you sip delicious wine and shop your favorite pieces to take home.

Blue Note Napa Interior.

Blue Note Napa

Discover your favorite sounds downtown at the Blue Note Napa. Offering an intimate atmosphere to delight your senses, Blue Note Napa delivers an incredible entertainment experience in Wine Country.

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Crowd Of People.

Music in the Valley

Explore the dynamic live music scene in Napa Valley. Whether you’re looking for a fresh new sound or adding a show to your itinerary Napa offers an incredible line-up of concerts and festivals to discover. Get your fill of arts and culture from laid back shows at Blue Note Napa or iconic festivals like BottleRock and Live in the Vineyard, catch your favorite artists in Wine Country.

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Guy At A Festival.

BottleRock Napa Valley

Experience the ultimate live music event in California wine country. BottleRock Napa Valley is a three-day music, wine, food and brew festival in Napa, California that occurs every spring. The event includes five music stages, a culinary stage, art and more!

BottleRock Napa Valley

Winery Courtyard near Vineyard Napa Valley California

Wineries to Visit

Napa Valley, the soul of wine making in America, is a wine lover’s heaven. 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. Whether you taste your way through downtown tasting rooms or wind your way through the countryside, you’ll discover the perfect pour around every turn. Join a wine tasting tour, sample pours at a tasting salon and create an amazing experience.

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Oxbow Public Market in Napa, California

Oxbow Public Market

Just a short walk from our hotel in downtown Napa is Oxbow Public Market, a 40,000 square foot marketplace of local food vendors, artisan cafes, wine merchants and more. This vibrant local gathering place features both indoor and outdoor seating and supports the local harvest. The Market, situated along the Napa River, is open seven days a week and is a must-see for any visitor to Napa!

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Napa Valley Wine Train At Sunset.

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 our 1952 Vista Dome car as we pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley.

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Wine Trolley.

Wine Trolley

Enjoy a six-hour tour and tasting on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. You’ll visit and taste at three local wineries and learn fun and entertaining facts about the valley. Lunch and water are also provided. The Trolley has daily picks at the Inn. Pricing is $125 per person and reservations can be made by contacting our front desk or emailing us at [email protected].

Must be 21 years or older to take this tour.

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Napa Valley Vineyards.

Napa Valley Vine Trail

In 2008, the Napa Valley Vintners, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Land Trust founded the Vine Trail Coalition. The Napa Valley Vine Trail, when complete, will be a 47-mile walking & biking trail system to physically, artistically and culturally connect the entire Napa Valley from Calistoga to the Vallejo Ferry and the greater Bay Area.

Visit Napa Valley Vine Trail Website

Rail Arts District Mural.

Rail Arts District

Part of the Napa Valley Vine, Trail the Rail Arts District begins in Napa’s Oxbow District and continues northward for two miles along the Napa Valley Vine Trail bike and pedestrian path and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks. Featuring murals, sculptures, landscaping, and parks, grab a cruiser bike and explore incredible installations throughout this district.

Visit Rail Arts District Website

Golf balls at Napa Valley Golf Course

Golf Course

Napa GC is an 18-hole full service championship daily-fee golf course with practice facilities. Consisting of an 8,500 sq ft putting green, modest chipping green, and a 22 stall driving range outfitted with synthetic mats, as well as a clubhouse equipped with a full complement of merchandise from golf balls to clubs. Napa GC offers golf lessons from PGA Class A Professionals on staff, with year round adult and youth lesson programs for players of all skill.

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Eagle at Di Rosa Preserve Napa Valley

Di Rosa Preserve

Located on 217 beautiful acres, the di Rosa Preserve is a natural oasis featuring one of the largest and most significant 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 magnificent outdoor arenas, a 130-year old winery-turned-residence, an ancient olive grove and on the lake.

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Hot air balloon in Napa Valley, California

Balloons Above the Valley Napa

Greet the sunrise as you gently sail with the winds. Enjoy the sights below at 500 to 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley in a hot air balloon, with information about the area courtesy of your pilot. After floating above the vineyards and farms for about one hour, you will return to the ground. Celebrate your adventure with a festive champagne brunch in a wine country setting at the Vineyard Garden. Balloon Aviation of Napa Valley Yountville.

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River Terrace Inn Cruiser Bike.

Complimentary Cruiser Bikes

Take to two wheels to explore the beauty of the Valley on one of our cruiser bikes. The first hour of fun is complimentary.

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Savor laid-back Napa vibes at every turn, from relaxing on property to rolling through the fields.

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Savor laid-back Napa vibes at every turn, from relaxing on property to rolling through the fields.


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Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of relaxation, adventure and exploration in Napa Valley. Gift cards to River Terrace Inn and ALBA are now available for purchase.