We’ve only skimmed the surface on “unconventional” Napa Valley activities — so we’re back again for more. Whether you don’t drink or have exhausted the thriving wine scene, whether you’re traveling with kids or your partner: here are some fun (and relatively less orthodox) things to do in St. Helena and around Napa this spring and summer. This time, a little more down-to-earth.
Hit the road by bike.
The Napa County Bicycle Coalition sources rides and maps for cyclists. Whether you’re an avid tourer, a commuter, or just in it for fun and sport, this is a special way to experience our community!
Tour the historic Schramsberg caves.
This winery’s intriguing environs includes 125-year-old caves, and they offer educational tours. Indeed these tours include tastings and cheese pairings. See their operations and learn how they produce their wines.
Visit our beautiful parks.
We highly recommend the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park for newcomers. The site of a formerly active grain mill is now a fascinating branch of our California history.
The Bothe-Napa Valley State Park makes for great hiking terrain, and even features a lovely outdoor swimming pool.
Choose a Napa motel so you can have fun where it counts.
And remember that your Napa Valley activities don’t have to include wine.
That’s not to say that we’re lacking here at El Bonita. Just the opposite, actually. Our St. Helena motel is competitive with the rest of them. Our reviewers agree that our Napa Valley accommodations are clean, comfortable, and welcoming.