Napa Valley Long-Weekend Getaway

You're headed to beautiful Napa Valley and rest assured, it may be just a long weekend, but it’s been on your bucket list. That’s why we're going to make it an experience that will take up a permanent spot in your bank of cherished memories!  


Imagine a perfect weekend getaway: Stunning landscapes speckled with lush vineyards, the golden sunlight reflecting off the glass of wine you're savoring, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered at every turn.  


Napa Valley, a name synonymous with premium wines, breathtaking views, and tranquility, is waiting. For this US destination, you may not need your passport to travel, but you always need the advice of a seasoned travel agent. So, buckle up, and join me as we start on the journey to curate your perfect escape in the heart of wine country. 

Wine barrels in vineyard

Where to Stay in Napa Valley 


It's not just the vineyards that make this region shine, the accommodations play a part too! 


If sumptuous luxury is calling your name, then look no further than The Auberge du Soleil Resort. Nestled within a 33-acre sunlit olive grove on the slopes of Rutherford Hill, it offers the epitome of peace and tranquility with a picturesque view of vineyards.  


The Auberge du Soleil Resort breathes an air of laid-back luxury. From spa treatments to private terraces and Michelin-starred dining, this resort reinforces Napa Valley as the ultimate indulgence. 


For those wanting a quaint and cozy setting, the Harvest Inn in St. Helena makes for a delightful stay. It offers spacious guest rooms with fireplaces, personal terraces, and garden or vineyard views.  


Then there's the Brannan Cottage Inn, a slice of history in the heart of Calistoga. Perfect for the savvy traveler with a penchant for Victorian charm. This B&B offers six rooms, each filled with vintage furnishings and modern amenities.  


If you desire something right in the heart of wine country, consider Hotel Yountville. It captures the essence of the wine country village with its stone buildings and pathways fringed with lush flora.  

grape bunch hanging in vineyard

When Is the Best Time to Travel to Napa Valley?  


Although Napa Valley is a year-round destination, each season has its distinct charms and experiences to offer. Armed with some knowledge of what each season brings, you can choose to visit at a time that suits your preferences.  


  • Winter (December to February): This is the off-peak season. The weather is cooler, the vineyards are bare, but the wine-tasting rooms are less crowded. It offers a quiet charm, perfect for a cozy, romantic getaway.
  • Spring (March to May): The scenery gets a fresh lease of life, with mustard flowers adding a bright yellow hue to the vineyards. The weather is mild – ideal for taking cycling tours or long strolls.
  • Summer (June to August): The summertime heat can be intense, however; the grapevines are lush green, and you can plan a picnic amidst the vineyards.
  • Fall (September to November): The vineyards turn a gorgeous shade of gold, indicating that harvest season is just around the corner. The weather is wonderful, neither too hot nor too cold. Plus, you get to witness the wine production following the grape harvest. 


Regardless of the season, Napa Valley always promises a charming retreat, a laid-back atmosphere, and iconic wine-tasting experiences.  


Pro Travel Tip: If you're a wine connoisseur, plan your long weekend getaway in late summer to early fall (August through October). This period marks the grape harvest season, also known as 'The Crush,' when you can participate in grape stomping events and witness the winemaking process up close. 

person pouring wine in glasses

What to See in Napa Valley: Long Weekend Itinerary  


Ready to book a trip? Consider this three-day itinerary for your wine-country getaway:  


Day 1: Get Acquainted with Wine  


Start your Napa journey with some of the best wineries the region has to offer. Start at the prestigious Robert Mondavi Winery, famed for its architecture and coveted Cabernet Sauvignon. Spend your afternoon at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, where you can sip a selection of award-winning wines while enjoying panoramic views of the vineyards.  


If you can’t decide on just one or two wineries, a must-do is the Napa Valley Wine Train— a unique offering that takes you on a scenic, gastronomic journey through multiple wineries.  


Pro Travel Tip: Book your vineyard tours and tastings ahead of time so you don't miss out! 


Day 2: Taste of Napa’s Culinary Scene  


The food scene in Napa is synonymous with fresh, local ingredients prepared with innovative flair. It's a food lover's dream! Head to the Oxbow Public Market in the heart of downtown Napa for breakfast. Here, local vendors serve everything from organic fruits to mouth-watering pastries.  


For dinner, make a reservation at The French Laundry, one of America’s most esteemed restaurants.  


Day 3: Embrace the Great Outdoors  


Wrap up your long weekend in wine country by indulging in the area's natural beauty. Take a hot air balloon ride for an unforgettable view of the sprawling vineyards and stunning landscape. Then, spend the rest of your day at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Hike the nature trails, enjoy a picnic under the towering redwood trees, or simply breathe in the fresh, Napa Valley air. 


Pro Travel Tip: We recommend a dip in the geothermal hot springs in the quaint town of Calistoga.  


We hope this itinerary gives you a taste of what this stunning region has to offer. This is the kind of trip that’s not just about the destination, but the journey as well!  

hot air balloons over Napa Valley


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Get Away to Wine Country  


A long weekend getaway to Napa Valley promises a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure. With the opportunity to savor exquisite wines and immerse oneself in the beauty of the great outdoors, this destination offers a perfect escape from daily life.  


With expert guidance from Sheryl Baker, you can make the most of your time in this picturesque wine country. So why wait? Reach out today and start planning an unforgettable trip to Napa Valley!