Your Guide to a Sweet Valentine’s Day in Downtown Napa

Love is in the air, and nowhere is it stronger than in Downtown Napa.  Wine tastings, candlelit dinners, scenic views, music — it’s every romantic’s dream! It’s not too late to plan a scenic tour, reserve an intimate dinner for two, snag some last-minute concert tickets, or take advantage of a Valentine’s lodging package. There is no shortage of wonderful experiences for you and your special someone in the Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World. Read on for a few examples of Valentine’s Day events and specials in and around Downtown Napa during the month of February.


Fall head-over-heels with Meritage Resort and Spa’s wide variety of Valentine’s Day events and packages! Throughout the month of February, you can reserve the “Love, Napa” Package, which consists of a $150 gourmet dining credit, a $500 spa credit, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on your arrival, a bottle of wine and more. Enjoy live entertainment, including a special show on Feb. 11 by famous actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Make sure to give his special red blend, Zetta, created with Napa Valley vintner Ian Devereux, a try while you’re there! A host of other comedians will be featured throughout the month, so you can spend your Valentine’s day sharing a laugh or two with your sweetheart. For a truly enchanting Valentine’s experience, don’t miss Meritage’s special dining options, like the Eskimo Kisses Dinner, where you can dine in your own private igloo for two.  To cap it all off,  Spa Terra is offering a couples massage that comes with two keepsake robes. Or, you can enjoy a 50-minute Chocolate Dipped Strawberry facial and a glass of bubbly, or a Bask in Bubbles Body Treatment that features a cocktail scrub and a relaxing foot massage.

Looking for something a bit cozier this Valentine’s Day? Archer Hotel has you covered! You and your lovebird can nestle up with their “Love, Archer” package, which gives you 20% off your reservation. Included in the package is the perfect recipe for a cuddly night in — a drink + dine credit for in-restaurant or room service, Archer’s exclusive Spotify playlist for lovers, a “Don’t Come Knockin” door hanger to ensure perfect isolated bliss, and a pair of adorable souvenir “Love, Archer” ball caps to take home! Don’t forget to stop by the Rooftop Spa before you leave, and check out some of their delectable specials, such as the 90-minute Chocolate Indulgence, which includes a chocolate and coconut sugar scrub and a full body massage. Or, treat your sweetie to a Sweet Surrender chocolate massage and a Love and Kisses Facial!

How’s this for a match made in heaven: you, your SO, and cuddling up beside the Napa River! You can’t go wrong with the elegant and luxurious River Terrace Inn. Enjoy a $50 hotel credit with their own “Love, Napa” package. If you’re a Napa or Sonoma resident, check out their exclusive “Riverside Staycation” rates, running through February 28th, and spend your Valentine’s Day unwinding by the water. Or, if you’re looking to get away to Downtown Napa, their “California Love” package is a great option for golden state couples looking to experience Valentine’s Day Napa Valley-style.


Downtown Napa is the destination for any foodie couple. The Grove at Copia will be offering a fabulous four-course prix fixe menu featuring warm Dungeness crab, artichoke dip, beautifully smoked prime rib, and more. You can even add on a specialty cocktail or dessert inspired by the Lighted Arts Festival installation housed there, a Valentine’s day-appropriate piece called Heartfullness.  Post-Valentine’s Day, any food-obsessed couple is sure to be enticed by Copia’s California Soul Supper on Feb 18, presented by Tanya Holland, an award-winning chef, TV show host and former participant on Top Chef. The event, at which the chef will be signing copies of her latest cookbook, California Soul, will be held in the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at Copia.


Be transported through time (and enjoy some great dessert and wine, too!) at the Valentine’s Day Experience 2023, hosted by the Ackerman Heritage House and Ackerman Family Vineyards in Downtown Napa. Held on Feb. 11 and 18, the event will feature artisan chocolate truffles paired with Ackerman’s own Counterpoint dessert wines. Sit back and take in the ambience of the festively decorated Victorian estate.

A popular February event in Downtown Napa is the Krupp Brothers Valentine’s Tasting, held this year from Feb. 11-14. The tasting room will debut its limited 2021 Black Bart’s Bride Viognier paired with sweet treats from Kollar Chocolates.



What better way to say “I love you” than with a Downtown Napa shopping spree?  XOXO Weekend at First Street Napa on Feb 11 will feature live entertainment, sample tastings, and most importantly — the hottest sales of Valentine’s Day weekend! As you stroll along First Street, you’ll be able to sip bubbly with your lovely, unveil your love life’s future with a psychic reading, pick up something spicy from the lingerie popup presented by Knickers & Pearls, and stop by the adorable kissing booth provided by Milo & Friends Pet Boutique.

Of course, it isn’t a visit to Downtown Napa without a stop at Oxbow Public Market. Enjoy the scenery from the outdoor deck along the Napa River, or browse among the many local vendors, and bring some local harvest goodies home with you.  While there, make sure to drop by Anette’s Chocolates for Valentine’s gift sets, Kara’s Cupcakes for gift boxes and heart cookies, and Bar Lucia for special packs that include wine, chocolates and more.


 For a free, uniquely romantic experience you can only find in Downtown Napa, the Napa Lighted Art Festival 2023 is going on all the way through February 19th. Stroll through Napa after dark and see 10 lighted art sculptures installed at various locations across downtown, each beautiful and hand-designed.

For a change of pace, enjoy a celebration of love and country music with Johnny & June Forever: The Greatest Love Story Ever Sung Featuring Danny Evans & Essence Goldman. Performed at Blue Note Napa, the concert is a tribute to the music and passion of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

There is no better way to take in the Napa Valley area and all its beauty than in an open air trolley tour.  The relaxing Classic Wine Trolley Tour, presented by Napa Valley Wine Trolley, includes a visit to three wineries and lunch, accompanied by expert local tour guides. .

If gourmet cuisine and the breathtaking views of Napa Valley pique your interest, you’ll want to take your sweetheart for an incredible journey on the Napa Valley Wine Train. You can spend an afternoon, an evening or a full day aboard a vintage Pullman rail car as you sit back and enjoy a picturesque train ride through the valley. For a limited time, reserve a wine-and-chocolate pairing to have before your journey, along with a photo package to commemorate the special moment.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to pamper yourself and your partner,  so consider reserving the Valentine’s Indulgence package at Blue Water Day Spa. Relax in luxury with your special someone, as you enjoy sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, and a Swedish-style massage.

There are many more ideas to choose from: kayaking, e-bike rentals, hot air balloon journeys and gondola rides along the Napa River to name a few. Everything you need to create a truly memorable day or weekend of love in Downtown Napa is right at your fingertips.