Things to do in Napa County

Visit the world-class wineries of Napa County

More than 400 wineries can be found in Napa County, a major wine region in California, USA. There are plenty of wine tours and wine tasting opportunities in Napa County, which are often accompanied by heavenly gourmet cuisine. Other leisure activities in the region include horseback riding, boating, fishing, and hot air balloon rides.


Things to do in Napa County

Napa County, also referred to as Napa Valley, is a premier tourist destination in California mainly because of its reputation as a world-class wine region.


Wine tastings and tours

There’s no doubt that one of the most popular things to do in Napa County is enjoying wine and nice food. Napa Valley wineries are generally open for tours and wine tastings. Napa wine tours are entertaining as well as educational, especially for avid wine collectors. You can even learn how wine is made, from the picking of the grapes to the sealing of the bottle, which gives you a brand new appreciation of the wines you sip.



Aside from taking a stroll or having a picnic at the lovely vineyards of Napa County, you can also visit a number of lush Napa golf courses. There are at least 10 golf courses throughout Napa Valley, so you can choose the one that best matches your preferences.


Hot air balloon rides

If you are an early bird, you shouldn’t miss the spectacular Napa hot air balloon experience. Napa Valley has excellent weather and wind conditions that are suitable for hot air balloon rides.


When to go to Napa County

Napa Valley experiences a delightful Mediterranean climate characterized by warm to hot, dry summer days and sunny, sporadically rainy winters. The region may experience occasional frosts during wintertime but snow is very rare.

The peak tourist season in Napa County is summertime, plus the harvest months that follow. June to October is therefore crowded with people who are visiting wineries and restaurants.


If you are looking for the best time to ride a hot air balloon in Napa, plan your special holiday during the winter season because the wind is at its most ideal condition at this time of the year. However, balloon companies offer hot air balloon flights throughout the year, as long as the weather is crisp and clear.


Napa County Facts

Population138 088
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportSan Francisco Intl, United States (SFO)

Napa County average temperatures

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Golf in Napa County

On Silverado Country Club & Resort, you can play on two amazing 18 hole championship golf courses, designed by PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller. The courses are challenging with many obstacles to avoid, including water hazards, elevation changes and tall oak trees that try to block your view. Combined with a beautiful aesthetic, this club is the perfect place to go if you are looking to play a round of golf when you are visiting Napa County.

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Napa Valley Marathon

The Napa Valley Marathon starts in Calistoga on the Silverado Trail and follows a one way route towards Napa. You will pass the many different small towns along the way, including Rutherford, Oakville and Yountville, all the while making your way downhill, making it a quite pleasant marathon not only in that it is downhill but also that the scenery in this area is remarkable. The race is held annually since 1973 in the month of March and features several shorter distances meaning that you can take part in the event even if you aren't a serious marathon runner. If you want a great way of experiencing the countryside surrounding Napa, this marathon event is what you have been looking for!

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