Planning a romantic trip to Napa? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to the 10 most romantic things to do in Napa for 2019.




Looking to plan your next romantic getaway? California’s Napa Valley is one of the best romantic destinations in the United States. From 5-star hotels and restaurants to world-class wineries and everything in-between, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better vacation destination for couples.

We put together this comprehensive guide for couples looking to explore California wine country.


When to Go

Curious about when to visit Napa Valley? The most popular time to visit Napa Valley is during harvest season (August-October). In our opinion, the best time to visit Napa Valley is September/October and March/April. The former because you will experience the beautiful Autumn weather and the latter because you will avoid crowds and experience springtime. In the end, there really isn’t a “bad” time to visit Napa, it all just boils down to your preferences.

Where to Stay

Looking for the best place for couples to stay in Napa Valley? We got you covered. Call us biased but the most romantic settings are the ones with the most privacy and what could be more private than your own luxurious vacation home. If you are looking for the best vacation homes in Napa Valley look no further than here. Don’t worry, if it is a spa you are looking for they are all open to non-hotel guests.

On the other hand, if you’d rather stay in a hotel and are looking for the 5-star hotel experience look no further, below is a list of the best luxury 5-star hotels in Napa Valley:

  • Bardessono
  • Auberge du Soleil
  • Calistoga Ranch


If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more intimate boutique hotel experience then we cannot recommend the following enough:

  • Milliken Creek Inn & Spa
  • The Poetry Inn


What to Do

There truly is no shortage of things to do in Napa Valley for couples. But seriously, there is so much to do that it isn’t hard to get overwhelmed or to exhaust yourself trying to do too much.


Wine Tasting

Ah, wine tasting, the quintessential Napa thing to do. There are far too many wineries to visit in a weekend, let alone a year. So taking the time to do your research before you arrive is key. You can start with this list of wineries in Napa Valley. We also put together a few sample day-itineraries to simplify the process:

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Outdoor Activities

Everyone knows Napa Valley for wine, but few know of its natural splendor. There are numerous hiking trails, parks, and outdoor activities available for you to take advantage of.


It is hard to see everything Napa has to offer from a car, much less while drinking. Going on a bike ride is perhaps the greatest way to experience the natural beauty of the valley.

Hiking & Parks

  • Alston Park


  • Bothe Napa Valley State Park


  • Kennedy Park


  • Lake Hennesey


  • Moore Creek Park


  • Robert Louis Stevenson State Park




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If you are balling on a budget, we recommend checking out <Napa on a Budget>, a comprehensive guide to experiencing Napa Valley without breaking the bank.