Relationships, Travel / September 17, 2019

Expand Your Palate With A Romantic Trip To Napa Valley

It’s time to start planning for winter getaways. Start with a romantic and cozy trip to the rolling vineyards and quaint small town of Yountville, CA in the famous Napa Valley wine region.

Stay

With temperatures averaging 60 degrees in winter months, you can safely pack your cable-knit sweater, a camel coat and mid-calf moto boots for a slow-paced weekend in the countryside. Hop in an Uber from SFO and head north to your inviting accommodations at one of these local options.

Modestly Priced

Airbnb | Country Farmhouse Guest Cottage | Starting at $275/night
Wake up to vineyard views in this rustic-inspired guesthouse.

A Bit Of A Splurge

Napa Valley Lodge | Starting at $368/night
Wrap yourself up in a robe and settle down by the fire in the sophisticated rooms at this spa-style lodge.

Totally Over-The-Top 

Hotel Yountville | Starting at $563/night
Relax in your soaking tub after a long day in the vineyards at this all-suite hotel.

Do

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Wake up at dawn and float in a brilliantly-colored hot air balloon over the most famous Napa Valley vineyards at sunrise with Napa Valley Aloft Ballon Rides. Opt in for the post-flight brunch and get to know your flight crew over well-deserved mimosas.

 

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Pop Into A Gallery

Grab a second cup of coffee and Pain au Chocolat from star chef Thomas Keller’s famous Bouchon Bakery before perusing fine art collections at Gallery 1870 and Napa Valley Museum.

 

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Hop On The Wine Train

Drop off the new artwork to your room and swing by Italian market, Ottimo by Michael Chiarello to pick up gourmet cheese and charcuterie before boarding the wine train.

Take this three-hour, 36-mile jaunt through Napa’s esteemed wine country in restored 20th century train cars of rich mahogany woods and brass accents. The tour includes a full lunch or dinner and accommodates visits to 33 wineries.

 

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Dine

Keep your buzz alive with a stop by the wine vault at the beautifully designed Ma(i)sonry by Restoration Hardware Yountville before heading to dinner.

 

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Modestly Priced

Make the most of your country adventure with fresh farm-to-table California cuisine at Brix Napa Valley.

 

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A Bit Of A Splurge

Wrap up a day of California wine tasting with the French flavors of Coq au Vin at elegant Bistro Jeanty.

 

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Totally Over-The-Top 

Treat yourself at Thomas Keller’s foodie fantasy, The French Laundry. Book in advance as reservations are had to come by at this award-winning gastronomic dining sensation.

 

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Anna Fecskes

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  1. Tuesday Thoughts - September 24, 2019 - Sublime Daily

    […] a long weekend getaway with the girls or your partner to California’s quaint and cozy wine […]

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