Things to Do While Visiting
Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is a place to stroll manicured streets, savor local wines, ride bikes through surrounding vineyards, drift skyward in a hot air balloon, peruse local galleries, public art and boutique shops, or be pampered at a local spa. Whatever your interest or mood, Yountville provides an experience that will leave you coming back, time and again.
The town is the ideal central location in Napa Valley. Encompassing only 1.5 square miles, you can walk with ease throughout your stay. Please stop by the Yountville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 6484 Washington St., Suite F, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except major holidays). Friendly staff is available to give information, directions, and make suggestions on what to see and do. Click here to check out our town Map.
Arts and Culture
Yountville has long been revered as an artist destination – a status that nearly rivals its reputation as a magnet for foodies.
Yountville has several art galleries throughout town, and many of the tasting rooms showcase magnificent art that lends to the ambiance and character of the town overall. The Napa Valley Museum Yountville is a place for visitors to explore the connections between the Valley’s environment, culture, history and creative expression. Yountville is fortunate to have a world-class performing arts theater in town. The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Home to the Symphony Napa Valley, the center has frequent plays, concerts, comedy shows, lectures and talks with guest speakers, as well as enriching art education programs throughout the year.
Each spring, the highly anticipated Yountville Live and Taste of Yountville events are a total sensory experience of music, food and wine over four jam-packed days. Today’s top music artists, renowned chefs and exquisite wine make this an ultimate, luxury getaway event not to miss. The entire town of Yountville is completely strollable and each public art piece is within close proximity to the next. Download the Yountville Art Walk map, or stop by by the Yountville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center to pick one up
Hot Air Balloon Rides
One of the most popular Napa Valley Wine Country activities is drifting skyward in colorful hot air balloon. These magical flights provide a bird’s eye view of the entire Valley, Mayacamas mountain range, and beyond. If you’re seeking a fun bucket-list activity to remember during your visit, book a flight and be sure to bring a camera! As you drift high above the vineyards, you will experience a quiet, panoramic serenity like no other from a unique vantage point.
If an outdoor adventure is what you are looking for Yountville has a lot to offer. Cyclists interested in touring Yountville and the Napa Valley on two wheels can rent bicycles or opt to participate in group cycling tours created by Napa Valley Bike Tours. This professional bike tour and rental company has shops located in both Yountville and Downtown Napa.
Vinter’s Golf Club in Yountville, Napa Valley is one of the best Championship greens in Northern California. This immaculate public nine-hole course is designed for all skill levels, from professional to novice. Yountville has several parks to enjoy picnics, outdoor recreation, relaxation and play time. In addition to that we also have several tour companies that offer amazing outdoor adventures from guided walking tours to biking the valley floor to the hilltops!
The Yountville Wine Walk
Grab your map and go! Sip, savor, and stroll Yountville’s tasting locations and earn prizes along the way. In less than one strolling mile, you can choose from nineteen tasting rooms offering wines not only from our famed region but from around the world. Your experience will take you from a small production cabernet sauvignon house to a large production winery that is a household name, and everything in between. Meet the farmer, the winemaker, the master sommelier, and some of the greatest knowledgeable personalities around. And while the wine tasting here is definitely high-brow, the experience will make you feel like you’re with an old friend.
To begin, pick up your map and stamp card at any of our wine tasting locations. Collect a stamp at each location to become eligible for a prize when you taste at 5, 10, 15, or all of the participating locations.
Prize tiers are based on the number of tastings and stamps you receive on your stamp card. Should you be among the elite and collect all nineteen stamps, you will be entered in a quarterly drawing for an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Prize certificates are available for pick-up at the Yountville Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center.
Yountville is home to many fine retail establishments throughout town. V Marketplace is a retail, wine and dining hub. The historic 1870 building was once the home of Groezinger Winery. Today, this unique marketplace is home to various boutiques and specialty shops, art galleries, three restaurants, and an award winning chocolatier.
In addition to V Marketplace all of Yountville’s tasting rooms have a retail component that makes visiting them extra special. For example, visit Silver Trident and shop the exclusive Ralph Lauren Home collection.
If Yountville apparel is what you are after stop by Ranch Market Too!
Napa Valley has a long history of being regarded as one of the premier spots to pamper yourself and what better way than with a spa day. Book a spa day at Bardessono and indulge in their Yountville Signature treatment. Spend 2 hours being pampered with Olavie Chardonnay Wine Therapy products, which contain the most potent antioxidant in nature, which forms a protective layer on skin and stimulates the renewal of cells and collagen. The Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley offers a truly unique and curated experience for its guests. Awarded the Sustainability Award for Culinary Excellence spoil yourself with organic culinary delights from the spa menu while you relax by the spa pool.
Tours & Transportation
Experienced tour guides plan amazing food and wine tours with your personal preferences in mind, or you can select from pre-designed tours that maximize your day. Visit the most iconic wineries or boutique wineries, depending on what your preferences are. Many tour companies can also arrange for private winery experiences, barrel tastings, dining at restaurants, and more. The luxurious Napa Valley Wine Train is a unique way to savor the region. Since 1989, Napa Valley Wine Train has taken its guests on a gastronomic voyage through the Napa Valley with elevated food and wine experiences that surprise and delight. The train stops throughout the Valley on each of its unique tours for wine tasting. If you are you looking for an adrenaline adventure in Wine Country LTF Adventures, LLC, rents magnificent rare, exotic, and specially modified racing vehicles for spending the day, weekend or week traversing the Napa Valley in style.
If you are a foodie with a desire to learn then Yountville and the Napa Valley are the place for you. Immerse yourself in an expert guided tour around Yountville’s food scene with Gourmet Food and Wine Tours, learn how to make artisan cheeses with Epicurean Connection or become a culinary student for the day and learn how to prepare an amazing meal from start to finish at the CIA at Copia. Stop by Atelier Fine Foods for a specialty curated experience of the senses. Pick up your favorite cheese and caviar for the ultimate picnic. No matter what your food passion we have an experience for you!