Less than 80 miles north of Menlo Park is Napa, one of the most noted cities in Northern California. Wine lovers, food lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find the short day trip from Menlo Park, California to Napa exciting. Full of wineries, exquisite bed and breakfasts and wooded trails that offer views over Napa Valley, Napa daytrips from Menlo Park are ideal for the entire family. Hot air-balloon rides complete with champagne and a historical opera house are also found in Napa.
Situated on 225 acres of Napa Valley is the glorious Pine Ridge Winery. A tour of this winery will offer a high-quality experience. It’s known for producing exquisite Cabernets, Chardonnays and other Bordeaux blends. You can tour and sample tastings of the wines in the Cabernet caves here and even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.
Address: 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Phone: 1 (800) 575-9777
Wine Tour and Ballooning Packages are available with Balloon Above the Valley, a hot air-balloon ride that takes you to extraordinary heights above Napa.
Address: 603 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 1 (800) 464-6824
The Wine Train is an unforgettable experience on a steam engine that takes you one a winding journey through Napa Valley. Enjoy dinner, a cocktail and the stunning scenery of the ride. This is a perfect way to celebrate birthdays, group gatherings, anniversaries or as a way to celebrate your trip to Napa.
Address: 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 253-2111
Shop and dine with Napa locals at the popular Oxbow Public Market, located on First Street. Said to have some of the best oysters, cupcakes and specialty coffees around, you’ll find a range of cuisine offered here.
Address: 610 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 963-1345
Giving you a variety of entertainment, from blues to ballet, the Napa Valley Opera House is a historical site not to be missed.
Address: 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 226-7372
Hikers, bikers and romantics can escape to Westwood Hills Park, a beautiful 98-acre wooded park in Napa. Astonishing views of Napa Valley can be found at the top of an easy hike through the majestic trees of this impressive park.
Address: Browns Valley Road and Laurel St, Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 257- 9529
There are a number of fantastic hotels in the Napa Valley area to enjoy. Located just off of Sonoma Highway is The Carneros Inn, a beautiful pet-friendly hotel with 99 secluded bungalows for families and romantics. You’ll find two swimming pools, a fire pit, a business center, fitness center, free Internet, free parking and kitchenettes.
Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 1 (888) 400-9000
Only 10 to 30 minutes away from some of Napa’s most famous wineries, Andaz Napa hotel offers 141 rooms with fireplaces, wooden floors and grand tubs. You’ll find a top-rated restaurant along with expected hotel amenities like a fitness center, business center, free parking, free Internet and more. Families and couples will enjoy the peaceful stay here.
Address: 1450 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 687-1234
The intimate Inn on Randolph located on Randolph Street has 10 beautiful cottages in a picturesque garden setting. You’ll find personalized attention complete with free parking, free Internet and a delicious, complimentary breakfast.
Address: 411 Randolph St., Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 257-2886