Use this California Travel Guide to find fun things to do in the Wine Country. Find adventurous things to do or simply hang out and relax at unique places. A wine country vacation has something for everyone to do!
Looking for something fun to do today or sometime soon? Browse this list of things to do throughout California. Click on the links that interest you to begin planning your next getaway.
Hike the Best Trails in California
There are great choices for hiking all over the state. Find everything from short, easy hikes to longer, more challenging excursions.
Board a Train for an Historic Ride
Relieve history and travel by train through scenic California. Find train rides departing from locations throughout the state.
Go Wine Tasting on a Segway
It’s easy to learn and so much fun to ride a segway! This unique method of transportation is something everyone should try at least once.
Play a Round of Golf
If you are a wine lover who has a passion for golf, this Guide to Wine Country Golf Courses will help you plan a vacation that combines both golfing and wine tasting.
Get Married in the Wine Country of California
The natural beauty of the wine country is perfect for a romantic wedding. Find the top wedding venues throughout California and start planning the perfect wedding.
Attend a Culinary School in Napa
Have fun and improve your cooking skills at a Napa Valley cooking school. Learn from a top chef in an area known for both its great chefs and its great wines.
Canoe Down the Russian River
Explore the beauty of Sonoma County’s Russian River on a canoe or kayak. Outdoor enthusiasts will love spending a day on the river in this scenic region.
Attend a Wine Event
Special events are constantly happening at California wineries. Learn about the exciting things happening soon so that you can plan to attend.
Go Wine Tasting at California Wineries
Get the facts you need to plan a visit to a wine region. Learn about the wineries of the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Northern Coast, Central Coast, Sierra Foothills, Central Valley, Southern California, and even Oregon. The California Travel Guide has information on wineries as well as recommendations for places to stay and eat.
Visit a Brewery
Drink beer at some of the many breweries that offer award-winning craft beer. Find the top breweries that beer lovers must visit.
Many wineries will have art at the winery for you to enjoy as you stroll their grounds or taste wine in their tasting room. You’ll also find other collections of art available for viewing in the Wine Country. Check them out:
- Top Places for Art in the Napa Valley
- Junk Art of Patrick Amiot There’s more than 170 pieces of unique works of art adorning yards in Sebastopol all created from junk. They are delightful!
Take a day’s break from wine tasting to visit one of California’s exciting amusement parks. Check out the favorites and our tips on having a great time:
- Disney’s California Adventure even has wine tasting in the park. There’s a section of the park dedicated to California’s Wine Country, but there’s plenty of other adventures to be found.
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an amusement park on California’s Central Coast that is located right on the beach. It’s a fun place to spend a few hours or even an entire day. Fabulous Santa Cruz wineries are a short drive away.
- Disneyland is the place to go for those who are still a kid at heart. Our California Travel Guide tips will help you plan a fun trip to Disneyland.
For those who love outdoor adventures, plan to combine wine tasting with adventure. These activities are thrilling fun:
Zipline through the Redwood Trees in Sonoma County If you love adventure, ziplining is an exciting way to spend some time in a redwood forest. All ability levels are accommodated.
Explore the Pismo Dunes on an ATV. This is such a blast! You can rent an ATV by the hour or the day or you can taken a hummer tour driven by an experienced driver. The dunes are amazing fun.