Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley this Spring
Everyone has their own favorite time of year, but there is no denying the magic of spring in wine country. The temperatures start rising but Napa remains calm and cool before the onslaught of the hot heat of summer and the busiest tourist season. If you are planning a trip to Napa Valley, there is no better time than spring to take in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes that the area has to offer. Book your boutique hotel in downtown Napa and start planning how you will spend your time enjoying the season and the region.
Keep these fun (and delicious) activities in mind for your spring trip to Napa:
- Winery Tours – There is no bad time to do a winery tour and, although the tasting is often the most enjoyable part no matter what the weather outside looks like, spring offers something special to visitors. What is exciting about spring is that it is the “bud break” stage. Ask ahead when you book your tour and inquire with your guide when you visit a winery. They will be able to show you the first hint of when the grapes will be ready to be harvested. The mini grapes are fun to see and ensure you will learn a lot about the winemaking process. New vine shoots can grow as quickly as 1.5 inches in a day during this period. Seeing the small clusters of grapes is sure to get your mind thinking about the whole journey when it comes time to sip a mature bottle.
- Flavor! Napa Valley – Just before the official start date of the season, the Flavor! Napa Valley festival kicks off to highlight the best fresh produce, flavors, and talented chefs of the region and beyond. The 4 day festival brings together winemakers and experienced chefs to share their skills, products, techniques, and dishes. Sip, chew, and salivate with the knowledge that you are not only getting to know local talent, but also supporting the next generation of great chefs. Proceeds go to the Culinary Institute of America, ensuring more inspired foodies can make the leap into careers as trained chefs.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride – Take in the rolling hills and precisely planted vineyards from up above in a romantic, exhilarating, and fun hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley. The spring promises warmer temperatures, although the wind can still bring a chill. The wild mustard blooms that cover the ground beneath the vines is electric at this time of year, creating a stunning view that is vibrant and unique. Balloons Above the Valley has offered safe, regular rides for years and are sure to make your visit to wine country memorable.
Find the Perfect Downtown Napa Accommodation for Your Spring Visit
Schedule your visit to the region this spring to take advantage of the indoor and outdoor activities on offer. Book boutique accommodations in Napa for a convenient place to access local restaurants, festivals, and attractions. Napa Valley Hotel and Suites provides exceptional service and comfortable amenities. Here are a few reasons guests choose us for their stay in downtown Napa:
“I love this place. Great price and great location.”
“It was comfy and priced well for the area. I felt very safe there and my room was very clean.”
“My go to place to stay in Napa.”
Make your reservation at our downtown Napa hotel online for your spring getaway. Call 707-226-1871 today to confirm your stay.