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Honeymooning in Napa

Destination(s): St. Helena

If you're looking for a honey moon that doesn't skimp on luxury, Napa Valley is the perfect destination. The Meadowood is known for its hospitality. Choose to stay in a cottage complete with a fireplace and tub, with the option of ordering in breakfast or dinner one night to eat in privacy. Aside from secluded lodging, the Meadowood also offers magnificent spa treatments, tennis courts, hiking trails and award winning food. Plus, the friendly staff can recommend other activities in the area. While you're there, start the relaxation and romance off with a massage at the Meadowood Spa or a treatment at the Bathhouse in Calistoga. Napa has numerous award winning restaurants from which to choose, most offering a romantic setting and extensive wine lists. I've included some of my favorites in here, but there are also more recommended restaurants in the unscheduled items list. During your stay you should most definitely take advantage of the magnificent chefs at the Meadowood and dine in the restaurant. Depending if you want your honeymoon to be more or less active, Napa has a variety of activities. You can choose to either stay within the Meadowood, enjoy your cottage, the tennis courts, swimming pool and hiking trails within the compound, or you can venture out to do some picnicking in nearby Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, see the valley in the morning light on a hot air balloon ride or visit some of the numerous wineries in the valley. Napa Valley has a lot to offer but no matter what you choose, you can be assured that your visit will be tranquil and romantic. Enjoy! Photo courtesy of star5112 / Creative Commons read more about Honeymooning in Napa

Balloons Above the Valley

Balloons Above the Valley

  • 5091 Solano Avenue
  • tel:+1 707 253 2222
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  • Napa, 94558

A hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley is an unforgettable way to commemorate your visit. And the Facebook photos will certainly be memorable! Several packages are available; a typical adventure includes an hour-long balloon ride followed by a garden champagne-brunch. The pilots are well-informed locals who tell you all about the history and culture of the Napa Valley while you soar above it. Launches begin at sunrise. Enjoy incredible aerial views of Napa vineyards. Wind conditions are a factor; if it's too windy, balloons can't take off, but that's fairly rare.
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Toque (La)

Toque (La)

  • 1140 Rutherford Road
  • tel:707- 963 9770
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  • Napa, 94573
Bistro Don Giovanni

Bistro Don Giovanni

  • 4110 Howard Lane
  • At Highway 29
  • tel:707- 224 3300
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  • Napa, 94558
Martini House

Martini House

  • 1245 Spring St
  • (at Oak)
  • tel:707- 963 2233
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  • St Helena, 94574
Bayleaf

Bayleaf

  • 2025 Monticello Rd.
  • tel:707- 257-9720
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  • Napa, 94558
Belle Arti

Belle Arti

  • 1040 Main Street
  • tel:707- 255-0720
  • Napa, 94559
Artesa Winery

Artesa Winery

  • 1345 Henry Rd
  • Napa
  • tel:+1 707 224 1668
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  • Napa, 94559

You'd never know Artesa was built within the last twenty years; this enormous winery is a majestic hilltop castle with commanding views. Inside is a museum dedicated to educating visitors about winemaking history and technique -- a great way to juice your wine knowledge. Open since 1991, Artesa specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The courtyard, reminiscent of an Italian manor home, features a reflecting pool, sculpture, and fountains. read more about Artesa Winery

Mumm Cuvee Napa

Mumm Cuvee Napa

  • 8445 Silverado Trail
  • tel:+1 707 967 7700
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  • Napa, 94573
Terra

Terra

  • 1345 Railroad Avenue
  • tel:707- 963 8931
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  • St. Helena, 94574
Darioush

Darioush

  • 4240 Silverado Trail
  • tel:(707) 257-2345
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  • Napa, 94558

Darioush, a winery noted for its Bordeaux style estate wines, implements old world labor-intensive, micro-vineyard management and new world state of the art technology to craft fine wines from its estates located in the appellations of Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder and Oak Knoll. Under the direction of Darioush Khaledi and winemaker Steve Devitt, precision and quality are of the utmost importance at the winery. read more about Darioush