Give the Gift of Travel to Downtown Napa

Finding the right gift for a loved one or best friend can sometimes be difficult. You don’t want to keep buying the same item year after year. Singles and couples alike know what a hassle it can be to come up with something original. Until now – Give the gift of travel. 

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As conditions continue to improve, traveling is quickly becoming as popular and desirable as in the past (if not more), and there may be no better place to send your special someone than to Downtown Napa.  

Besides the fact that Napa Valley weather is practically perfect year-round, there are plenty of attractions and experiences that will easily fill up a weeklong itinerary — or longer. In addition to the wonderful restaurants and world-class wine, there are outdoor activitiesarts and culture galleries and venues, and so much more. Spending time in Downtown Napa will provide enough memories to fill up a lifetime.  

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The range of lodging choices varies widely, from cozy bed-and-breakfasts and boutique hotels to top resorts – all of which have fully-equipped rooms and plentiful amenities. Now is a prime time to book a destination, with special packages available that include food and beverage credits, private scenic hikes, complimentary bottles of wine, discounted rates and more.  

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With the area’s comfortable weather, it would be a tragedy not to spend some quality time exploring the great outdoors. Fortunately, there are numerous locations to rent a kayak or enjoy a Venice-style gondola. And with Downtown Napa’s many restaurants, you can take along a picnic basket and bask in the glorious natural setting. 

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Known as California’s most walkable wine country destination, Downtown Napa is also home to world-class restaurants with acclaimed chefs that will have patrons bragging to friends back home. With more than 80 Downtown Napa restaurants to choose from, it may be tough to decide which delicacy to try first.  

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Although Downtown Napa is more than just wine, the approximately 50 wine tasting rooms certainly deserve plenty of attention. All within walking distance in Downtown Napa, the rooms vary from laid-back to hip and trendy, with dozens of possibilities in between. Whether you arrange a tasting at the area’s oldest building (and National Landmark) or an eclectic wine and music studio with a state-of-the-art sound system, the experience will be one to savor. 

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Music, art and theatre are everywhere in Downtown Napa, both indoors and outdoors. Oxbow RiverStage hosts a number of nationally-known bands for most of the year, while several wine tasting rooms also host live music nights. Jessel Gallery, one of the most popular art establishments in the Napa Valley area, showcases works from new, emerging and established artists, as well as providing opportunities to meet the artists in person. And the Uptown Theatre Napa, a restored art deco establishment, hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment. 

So, as long as you’re giving the gift of travel for the holidays, make sure to buy yourself something special as well. Perhaps a trip to Downtown Napa?