10Best Romantic Things to Do in Napa Valley

Napa Valley knows how to turn on the charm. Its more than 400 wineries provide the ideal setting for romance. Scenarios of sipping wine and dining on gourmet food are easy to come by among its acres of vines and award winning restaurants. Savor the view and dinner from vintage Pullman railcars as you roll through Napa Valley on the Wine Train or enjoy a flight of wine paired with chocolate at the Trinitas Estate Cave. The options for wine country date nights are endless.

But there’s more for lovebirds in Napa Valley than just drinking and eating. Feel invigorated after a mud bath and couples massage at Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort or a hike through Skyline Wilderness Park. If you like to get up early, you can soar sky high in a hot air balloon. If you like to stay up late, get tickets for a live show at Uptown Theatre in downtown Napa. Whatever your heart desires, you don’t have to look hard to discover romantic things to do in Napa Valley.

Downtown Napa Wine Tasting Card
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Wine tasting and Downtown Napa go hand in hand. With tasting rooms scattered throughout town, you can park the car and wander from one sipping spot to the next. Think of all the exercise you can get. Old favorites, hard-to-find varietals and new...  Read More

Napa Art Walk
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Downtown Napa has an artsy side and it's not afraid to show it. Get to know the nooks and crannies of the downtown area with the self-guided Napa ARTwalk. The fun, exhibition features 14 artists from 6 western states. Sculptures range from a...  Read More

Trinitas Cellars Estate Cave
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Chocolate makes everything better. Add wine and you'll be in a state of Napa Valley bliss. Located at The Meritage Resort, the Trinitas Cellars Estate Cave offers a sweet wine and chocolate pairing. Located 40 feet underground, the cave is a...  Read More

Whitehall Lane Winery
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Cooking a romantic meal is even better when all of the hard work is done for you. Cooking demonstrations with Chef Larry Calicchio at Whitehall Lane Winery & Vineyards offer the best kind of day in the kitchen. There's no chopping or work,...  Read More

Skyline Wilderness Park is popular with local hikers and visitors, but it isn't uncommon to go for stretches without seeing another person. (But keep your eyes open for critters like deer, geese and wild turkeys.) The park has almost a dozen...  Read More

The Uptown Theatre is a downtown Napa landmark. Ask any local and they'll have a story to share about an outing to the theatre. Opened in the summer of 1937, it has seen everything from vaudeville to movie screens. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard...  Read More

Napa Valley Wine Train Excursions

Getting a meal on the go is a romantic experience when you are dining on the Napa Valley Wine Train. When you first board, it's the restored Pullman rail cars that will wow you. The train looks and feels like something out of an old movie....  Read More

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
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A visit to Calistoga isn't complete without getting dirty. The mud bath is a tradition of sorts at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort. It's a secret family recipe, mixed with Calistoga's famous warm mineral water. Don't worry - when you're...  Read More

Napa Valley Drifters

You have to get up long before the crack of dawn, but watching the sunrise over Napa Valley from a hot air balloon is worth getting out of bed for, even on a romantic getaway. Depending on wind conditions, flights with Napa Valley Drifters...  Read More

Bubbles and romance go hand in hand at Schramsberg Vineyards. The second oldest winery in Napa Valley, tastings and tours of the historic caves are by appointment only and are limited to groups of 12. Two miles of dimly lit cave tunnels are...  Read More


Meet Dana Rebmann

Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

A former television producer for NBC News, Dana is a regular...  More About Dana

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