While most people head to the Napa Valley to taste grapes or drink their body weight in wine, you’d be surprised to know about the things you can do in the area apart from the mainstream activities. From touring panoramic landscapes to indulging in scrumptious cuisine, there is a whole lot that can be done in Napa Valley. So, if you and your partner are planning on heading down there, then here are some things that can be done.
Visit the Skyline Wilderness Park
If you and your partner prefer to go out and explore a place before choosing to sit back and relax, then the excursion to the Skyline Wilderness Park should be on top of your list. Not only is the hike in this park extremely fun but it is also intimate as there are not a lot of people on the tracks. It isn’t uncommon to go miles before spotting people. However, be careful of the wild animals here.
Go about exploring the Mud
The northern edge of Napa Valley consists of a generous number of hot springs and natural salts containing volcanic ash and peat. The mud here is famously known for its detoxifying properties. So needless to say, a bath here is absolutely necessary. There are four thermal geysers on the site in addition to hot mud soaks.
If you and your partner prefer a much personal experience then I’d recommend you to try the Calistoga Ranch Spa. Here you will be able to get massages privately and your experience would be more intimate.
Take a cooking class to better your culinary skills
Food enthusiast and cooking fanatics will truly love a trip down to the Silverado Cooking School as the classes taught here focus on important cooking techniques like sautéing or blanching. The class is taken by Chef Malcolm de Sieyes with the core focus of the class being on expert cooking techniques.
This is a really fun activity that you and your partner can benefit from later on in life too.
After getting done with the class you can feel free to shop at the on-site culinary store where you can get some amazing deals on tools which will help better your cooking skills by a tenfold.
Check out the art scene
The art scene in Napa Valley will definitely leave you surprised. The 217-acre di Rosa + Nature Preserve hosts one of the most popular and amazing art collections in all of Northern California. After you are done checking out the paintings, check out the wildlife preserve. If you’re a true art enthusiast then I’d recommend you to sign up for the 2-hour tour. But be sure to make a reservation.
Visit a vinery
Last but not the least, visit a vinery! Who in their right mind would visit Napa Valley but skip taking a trip to a vinery?
There are plenty of vineries around Napa Valley where you can drink vine and have scrumptious farm fresh grapes. This surely is a very romantic experience and to enhance it, watch the sunset over the vinery.