ON A BUDGET WITH PAM & JIM
When you visit the Yountville Welcome Center you are greeted by our volunteers with a warm smile and a wealth of Yountville and Napa Valley knowledge. Since we are unable to welcome you right now we have gathered our volunteers favorite itineraries to help you plan your trip.
Pam & Jim are long time volunteers who love to share what they enjoy about Yountville and the Napa Valley. They have lived in Yountville for over ten years and volunteer all over town. When they help our visitors plan their trip in Napa Valley they always make sure to keep budget in mind. Below are a few suggestions for visitors on a budget.
They a great value for the area are close to everything in town.
Start at one of the tasting rooms in town! They offer a great introduction to Napa Valley wines.
Jessup Cellars is a great value (only $15 for a tasting of three of their wines) and features plenty of outdoor seating.
If you need to take photos in a vineyard, but don’t want to hop in the car, visit little vineyard south of Hotel Villagio to get up close and personal to vines.
Even in Napa Valley you need a break from wine.
The Napa Valley Museum Yountville features rotating art exhibits and a small history gallery. Due to COVID-19 the museum is currently closed but you can take a virtual tour of the current exhibit Lucy Liu: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.
After you explore the Napa Valley Museum Yountville walk through town and enjoy the Art Walk, featuring over 30 sculptures.
You will not be disappointed at any of the restaurants in Yountville!
When sticking to a budget we recommend Protea Yountville or Lakeside Grill for lunch. Protea is a Caribbean fusion restaurant with a daily changing menu and Lakeside Grill features the best salads in Napa Valley.
For dinner grab take out from R+D Kitchen and head to Yountville Park for an evening picnic.
Thirsty? All of our Yountville Parks allow wine!
Staying a little longer?
For longer visits Pam and Jim recommend a drive up highway 29 and drive back down on Silverado Trail (or vice versa) depending on time of day and traffic. Still looking for more to do? On your way up highway 29, you can learn about the historic Napa Valley at the Oakville Wine Merchant (and grab a bite to eat at the Oakville Grocery), stop at Robert Mondavi Winery for one of their educational walks and tastes, or enjoy V. Sattui Winery for an introduction to various wines at a very reasonable price. On the way back to Yountville, visit Mumm for a glass of bubbles and enjoy the sunset from one of Napa Valley’s best patios.