The lure of Yountville, the heart of Napa Valley, encompasses more than its famous wines, excellent cuisine, marvelous weather, and jaw-dropping scenery. Yountville is heavily committed to the arts, delighting visitors and locals with world-class music, theater, dance, and artistic endeavor.
While the picturesque town of Yountville features excellent lodging, exquisite dining, and great wine tasting options with some of the most notable Napa wineries, a leisurely walk through the town reveals a whole lot more.
Visitors to Yountville are greeted with a surprising selection of cultural activities that include live musical and dramatic presentations, art walks and exhibits, culinary classes and events, and notable, fascinating exhibits at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville.
If you are looking for inspirational and educational things to do in Yountville, here’s a short list of places and activities to include during your upcoming visits to beautiful Yountville:
Yountville Art Walk
Since 2009, The Yountville Arts Commission has “linked artists, community, businesses, and government” by encouraging talented artists to display their sculptures along Washington Street during the Yountville Art Walk. An everchanging array of up to 35 sculptures are placed throughout the Business District for visitors to stop to admire. Since these works of art are on loan and can even be purchased! You can obtain an Art Walk Map with descriptions to navigate the route at the Yountville Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center.
Lincoln Theatre: Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
Something is nearly always happening at the Lincoln Theatre. A state-of-the-art. 1,200-seat theater, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center hosts world-class symphonic, musical, dance, and theatrical performances throughout the year.
While hosting world-renowned performers and ensembles, the theater is home to Symphony Napa Valley and presents hundreds of hours of outstanding local performing arts presentations and education.
Napa Valley Museum
After admiring the sculptures during your leisurely Art Walk, you can immerse yourself in some exceptional art while learning about the history of Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Museum.
During any year, the Museum presents an array of exhibitions along with its must-see permanent exhibit, Land and People of Napa Valley.
The history exhibits feature a fascinating presentation of Napa Valley’s early geological development, those factors that created the essential characteristics that made Napa Valley wineries a premier growing area of the world. Stories and photographs depicting many of the early pioneers of the Valley are presented, as well.
Of course, tasting the excellent wines of the Napa wineries is essential when visiting Yountville and considering things to do in Yountville. For the many who enjoy good art and excellent wine in tandem, many of the tasting rooms showcase exquisite art pieces that will enhance the flavor and character of the wines, the wineries, and the glorious atmosphere or Yountville.