Travel: The 10 Most Romantic Things To Do in Napa Valley

By Doug White, Beyond the Label Napa Valley

1) Surprise your loved one with an unexpected dinner in an unexpected place.  Dine al fresco in a vineyard, with an unforgettable private catered meal arranged by Beyond the Label Napa Valley.

2) Buy some cheese, salami and bread from Napa Valley Olive Oil Mfg in St. Helena, one of the most unique and charming stores in Napa Valley, and picnic with your loved one under the nearby olive trees with a bottle of wine and enjoy the warm sunshine on your back.

Napa Hot Air Balloon Robert Wilson 2013  (2)

3) Soar over Napa Valley together at sunrise, just the two of you in your own private hot air balloon ride, with unparalleled views of the lush vineyards, majestic mountains and rolling landscape.

4) Sip fine wines and nibble on food pairings together on the terrace at the Caves on Soda Canyon, while the view from Napa Valley to San Francisco takes your breath away.

Michael Chiarello - Bottega

5) Enjoy an intimate and private dinner in the wine room at Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega in Yountville. (photo attached)

6) Let all of the stress go with a relaxing in-room couples massage by the spa professionals at  Bardesonno hotel and spa in Yountville. (photo attached)

7) Sip on signature cocktails and top-rated wine at sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views at the top-rated Auberge du Soleil resort and restaurant in Rutherford.


8) Give your loved one a rose – a chilled bottle of Schramsberg Rose sparkling wine, that is.  Enjoy on your terrace, with a dozen long-stemmed roses to set the mood, at The Carneros Inn in Napa.


9) Dine by candlelight overlooking the Napa River at the romantic Angele Restaurant in downtown Napa.

10)   Hike up Mt. Helena and make out with your loved one 4,343 feet over Napa Valley.  Bring along a bottle of Vinoce Sauvignon Blanc ( ) and two glasses to wet your palate when you arrive to the top.

Author: Doug White, a third-generation Napa Valley native, runs Beyond the Label Napa Valley, an upscale private tour company in Napa Valley, the romance capital of the United States. His company provides personalized tours and exclusive access to the best of Napa Valley.


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