THE FULLEST Guide to Napa Valley
Don’t be fooled, yes, Napa Valley is famous for its chardonnay and other wine varietals — but outside of its vineyards, it’s also home to a thriving wellness scene. There’s no shortage of world-class spas, mineral hot springs, award-winning restaurants with a focus on natural organic produce, and hiking tails. Plus, their accommodations marry the valley’s natural landscape with incredible architecture and interiors. Here’s our round-up of Napa Valley’s best for your next weekender or getaway.
Auberge du Soleil
Stay here when you want to get to the South of France without leaving California. From classic rooms to private maisons, this estate is sophisticated but understated — basically the definition of everything that is French.
Solage Resort & Spa
Napa Valley is not just about wine country, it also swings the pendulum the other way with a healthy dose of wellness. At these luxurious lodgings, you’ll find both an exquisite wine and wellness menu. If you need help getting around, they can also help you with any kind of driver you need.
Alila Boutique Hotel
Contemporary architecture brings modernity and freshness to the wine region. A great venue for bigger groups from weddings to events. They also have a gorgeous pool and rejuvenating sound baths.
Crisp Kitchen & Juice
Owned by Annette Shafer and located next to Sunshine Foods Market in the heart of St. Helena, this kitchen offers nourishing bowls, juices, healthy ramen, and more.
A classic American roadside diner committed to local sourcing? We’re in. Think hormone and antibiotic-free burgers made with local beef, seafood delivered daily always wild and never farmed, fresh burger buns from local bread makers, and hand-spun organic shakes. They also offer gluten-free options — along with a seasonal menu!
For all your beverage needs from caffeine to tea to wine and vinegar, this epicurean boutique has you covered. A sister to Napa Valley Distillery, you can pick up all your pantry and picnic goods here.
Loved by locals, this restaurant is contemporary but classic. We strongly suggest the chopped salad or Dungeness crab rolls made with organic ingredients from their veggie garden.
Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead
Take farm to table to the next level by enjoying a meal literally on this mini farm; a lovely experience for lunch or dinner (especially if you have kids). FYI, it’s not bang on Main Street but it is definitely within walking distance and great for those who enjoy a post-meal stroll back to their lodgings.
Need a quick breakfast, stop by Station and enjoy their amazing matcha and breakfast snacks. Mainly takeaway but they do have a few tables if you’d like to sit and eat.
Earthy tones and neutrals, modern and millennial, this all-rounder boutique brings lifestyle goods, home decor, and dried flowers together. It’s also full of Instagram-able shelfie moments.
A luxury boutique with a well crafted selection of brands. Be sure to ask for the sales associate Corbin — she is the best! For some reason, this location feels much more elevated than the other Elyse Walker stores. So even if you have an Elyse Walker in your neighborhood, be sure to pop in to this location!
Pearl Wonderful Clothing
When in wine country, do as the locals do and adorn your fanciest clothes for their never-ending calendar of fetes and festivals. Need a hand with styling or did you leave your best going out dress at home? Pearl can definitely sort you out.
Gems, floral, and chain link designs adorn the cabinets at this Napa jeweler.
Carter and Co
If you’re like us and find it hard to go on vacation and not come back with some form of ceramic, check out Carter and Co. They offer beautiful earthy ceramics, candles, and a small apparel line. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
Vintage Home Napa Valley
Napa is a vintage hunter’s dream and this store has amazing local and European finds all in one convenient St. Helena location.
Acres Home + Garden
Looking to give your garden a glow up or pick up a gift for someone special? This place is a treasure trove of chic and cozy pieces.
Milo and Friends Pet Boutique
Did your furry friend accompany you on your Napa trip? This boutique sources their range from small businesses and focuses on pet health wellness.
Oat Hill Mine Trail
Located in Calistoga, this hiking destination is great for mountain biking, equestrian use, and wildlife viewing.
This is one not to be missed. Located at the Calistoga Motor Lodge, this spa is the modern version of the classic Calistoga bathhouses of the 1880s.
Craving a good sweat? Calistoga Fit is the spot to go! It’s voted the best gym in Napa Valley. For those looking for some one-on-one training time, owner Donavan Almond offers personal sessions.
A natural hot spring that sources the region’s pure mineral water. They’re also highly sought after for their mud baths. Make sure to book.
Divine Chakra Spa
Think of this as a spa for your soul. Take some time on your visit to reconnect with your intuition from their extensive menu of spiritual modalities.
Calistoga’s original wellness resort, this is another excellent spot to soak in spring-fed, mineral pools or detox in their Calistoga volcanic ash, mud baths. Make sure to grab a bite at their House Of Better restaurant where comfort food meets health food!