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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Oxbow River Stage

Oxbow Summer Concerts

Enjoy a fresh air, good vibes, and great music all summer long. Just steps away from River Terrace Inn, experience the Oxbow Commons summer concert series, and catch one of your favorite artists performing along the Napa River at the Oxbow River Stage.

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The carriage house exterior in the evening.

Charles Krug Signature Events

Offering an array of exciting events ranging from comedy shows, jazz concerts and live music; this legendary winery is the perfect venue for a night out.

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Soufle And Wine.

Yountville Food & Wine Tour

Explore some of the finest (and tastiest) spots in one of the most renowned areas in Napa Valley – Yountville. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with a local, experienced Sommelier and guide and experience gourmet food paired with luxury wine.

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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.

Fall Vines.

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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Grapes on vines in Napa Valley Vineyard

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

Must be 21 years or older to take this tour.

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Wine being poured in Napa Valley

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

Pouring olive oil.

Olive Oil Tasting

Take in the scenery of 100 year old Mission olive trees overlooking Round Pond vineyards while enjoying a sample tasting of our four Estate Olive Oils and a Red Wine Vinegar. Their educators will lead you through a traditional olive oil tasting, with the option to add on a glass of wine to enjoy after the tasting.

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Old time bar.

Downtown Napa Ghost Walking Tour

Meet the ghosts of Napa Valley on this 90-minute to 2 hour walking tour of Downtown Napa’s spookiest spots.

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Segway tours in Napa Valley

Segway Tours

Segway Napa’s a unique fun way to glide through the history and vineyards of Napa Valley with a tour sure to suit you – Beyond Wine (Napa history), Yountville (taste wine and glide by a vineyard), or Napa Wetlands (river trail). They also rent Segway’s by the hour. Reasonable rates – check thei website for special pricing and tours.

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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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Butterfly in Napa Valley

Jarvis Conservatory

Opened in 1995, Jarvis Conservatory provides training and workshops for artists. A magnificent theater, and an acoustic marvel, the Conservatory is dedicated to teaching and performing a variety of art forms, including dance, film, music and puppetry.

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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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Old Faithful Geyser of California in Napa Valley

Old Faithful Geyser of California

Located in Calistoga, with Mount St. Helena in the background, 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.

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Napa Opera House

Opera House

Located in downtown Napa, the beautifully restored Napa Valley Opera House is an 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 of all genres, comedy and family shows.


Napa Valley Vineyard Bike Tour

Bike Tours

Experiencing the vineyards from the seat of a bicycle will change your perspective of the Napa Valley. As you pedal past rows of vineyards, you’ll enjoy a unique experience that most will never have.

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Petrified Trees in Napa Valley, California

Petrified Forest

Also in Calistoga, go back in time as you wander through the majestic petrified redwood trees 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.

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Fly Fishing on the Napa River

Fly Fishing

Let Napa Valley Fly Guides take you fly-fishing on Putah Creek. With half-day and full-day trips, including all necessary gear, your guide has put in thousands of hours fishing Putah Creek, and knows the best spots and techniques for catching wild rainbow trout.

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Couple hiking.

Active Wine Adventures

Head out on foot to explore Napa on a Hike & Wine guided tour with Active Wine Adventures. Offering hikes at various levels and a multitude of experiences, this is an exceptional way to savor wine sips and bites at some of the favorite local spots while enjoying scenic views of the Valley.

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