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Napa Fun – Bothe Napa Valley State Park

Bothe Napa Valley State ParkDiscover the beauty of Bothe Napa Valley State Park. Stroll through the towering redwoods as you hike along a creek surrounded by ferns, madrone, California redwoods, and douglas-fir. Picnic or camp at this gorgeous park located just off the highway in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Daytime visitors to the park can enjoy picnicking and hiking. There is a large picnic area that makes a nice break from wine tasting. Bring a bottle of wine and a lunch and spend some time relaxing in this beautiful park.

There are over ten miles of trails. The Ritchey Canyon trail takes you on an easy stroll along the creek.

The sound of the water splashing over rocks as it flows downhill combined with the lush vegetation make this an enjoyable hike.

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The campsites at this park are quite nice. You definitely don’t feel you are camping in a parking lot. Both RVs and tent camping are allowed here. They have a limited number of walk-in sites where you will find even more privacy.

Napa CampingSome of the sites are situated right next to the creek. During the spring and early summer you can listen to the sound of the water flowing in the creek as you sleep at night.

During the summer months there is a swimming pool open for campers as well as horseback riding. Make reservations for horseback riding by calling Triple Creek Horse Outfit at (707) 887-8700.

Bothe Napa Valley State Park Contact Information

Address: 3801 Saint Helena Hwy., Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (707) 942-4575
Day use hours: 8 AM until Sunset

The park entrance is located on Highway 29 between St. Helena and Calistoga.

After learning about Bothe Napa Valley State Park, explore other exciting things to do in the Napa Valley:

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Napa Valley Vacations – Top 10 Things to Do in Napa

Napa Valley Vacations
As the premier wine region of the United States, the Napa Valley is a popular tourist destination. Visitors find that Napa Valley vacations offer many choices for fun. Wine tasting is undoubtedly the main reason people visit the Valley, but there are lots of other fun things happening here.

Plan a wine tasting tour of the Napa Valley, but also check out the other exciting things to do!

Top 10 Things to Do in the Napa Valley

Castello di Amorosa winery Napa Valley#1 – Go Wine Tasting at World Class Wineries
The valley is 30 miles long and consists of six unique towns. Wineries are scattered throughout the valley. Some are small family owned wineries while others are large wineries with luxurious tasting rooms. Some have wine caves to explore. Others have art collections to browse. You can hike around a vineyard, ride an outdoor tram up to a hilltop tasting room, or tour an Italian castle. Plan to visit the wineries that appeal to you.
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Artesa Winery sculpture#2 – Explore Art in the Valley
Many of the wineries display fabulous works of art. There are galleries scattered throughout the valley. Take a look at the outdoor art on display in downtown Napa and Yountville. Enjoy both art and nature at the highly acclaimed di Rosa Preserve. There’s over 200 acres of art displayed both indoors and outside featuring the art of Northern California artists.

Art exhibits in the valley include paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs. Some are permanent collection while others are resolving exhibitions.
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Hot Air Balloon #3 – Soar Over the Valley in a Hot Air Balloon
A hot air balloon offers the very best view of Napa. Glide over vineyards 500 to 1500 feet above the ground. It’s a unique experience that is both exciting and relaxing at the same time. On a clear day you can even see the Pacific Ocean and buildings in San Francisco.

Book a flight soon and create memories you will never forget. Businesses offer a variety of packages to fit your needs. Many will pick you up and your hotel and transport you to the launching site. Exciting fun for Napa Valley Vacations!
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BotheNapaPark#4 – Hike Through the Redwoods
Bothe Napa Valley State Park has over 10 miles of hiking trails. It’s the perfect place for a break from wine tasting. Hike along a creek through the majestic redwoods. Picnic and camping facilities are available. Choose a campsite close to the creek so you can listen to the sound of the water as you sleep.

This state park is a very short drive off of Highway 29 near Calistoga. Yet, most people don’t seem to know about this park. It truly is a hidden gem worth exploring.
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Cooking#5 – Take a Cooking Class
The Napa Valley has an abundance of world class restaurants and top chefs. It’s the place to go for a cooking class. Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice, there are classes that will meet your needs. Classes range from a few hours to week long workshops. Some are demonstrations while others are “hands on”.
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Play a Round of Golf#6 – Play a Round of Golf
Head to the links to play golf at one of the many courses in the valley. There are courses for all ability levels. Learn about upcoming golf specials and reserve a tee time soon.
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# 7 – Pamper Yourself With a Massage
Napa Valley Vacations are not complete without a spa treatment. This is the place to indulge yourself in a mud bath, couple’s massage, mineral bath, facial, or other spa treatment. Discover a unique spa where you relax and get re-energized.
Guide to Spas

Couple Dining at Restaurant#8 – Dine at a World Class Restaurant
Napa has far more than its share of outstanding restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food at both casual and fine dining at the best Napa Valley restaurants. The choices can be overwhelming. This guide will help you find those unique restaurants you do not want to miss on your visit to the valley.
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Napa Wine Train#9 – Ride the Napa Wine Train
Board the wine train for a thirty-six mile round trip excursion from Napa to Yountville. While the train does not actually stop at wineries, there’s a large selection of wine available on the train. Enjoy a gourmet meal as you pass through the beautiful Napa Valley.

Make plans to attend one of the exciting special events such as Murder Dinners, Santa Trains, New Year’s Party, and Valentine Rides. If you’re looking for something unique and fun, the wine train is a great choice.
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Bride and Groom#10 – Get Married in the Napa Valley
The natural beauty of the valley makes it a popular choice to get married. Find both large elegant venues and small intimate settings for a romantic wedding. You are sure to find the perfect wedding location. And your guests will be thrilled to attend a destination wedding in the Napa Valley!
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Have you been to the Napa Valley? If so, please share your Napa Valley Vacations experiences with us below. If we’ve left out something that’s fun to do, please let us know.

Board the Napa Valley Wine Train for Food & Fun

Napa Valley Wine TrainThe Napa Valley Wine Train offers a three hour journey along a 36 mile round trip between the towns of Napa and St. Helena and back.

Enjoy fine wine and breathtaking vistas of the Napa Valley as you relax in the elegance of the vintage 1915-17 Pullman dining car and lounge car or in the 1952 Vista Dome Rome car. These historic cars have been lavishly restored to their original beauty. The Napa Valley train offers a unique experience!

Taste wine as you take in the gorgeous scenery along the route. There’s a wine tasting bar on the train where you can sample boutique wines from 30-40 local Napa wineries. Special lunch and dinner packages are available as well. There’s even Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on selected dates.

Napa Wine Train CrossingThe Napa Wine Train is a fun outing. Experience the beauty of Napa in the comfort of this elegant train for an memorable experience. Learn more about the wine train and make reservations by clicking on the link provided below.

This excursion is a different way to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the valley. You’ll find seasonal events throughout the year to celebrate the holidays along with a fun train ride. Special events include Santa Train Rides, New Year’s Celebrations, Valentine excursions, Moonlight escapes, and celebrity wine maker dinners.

If you’re in a romantic mood, bring a padlock for the Love Lock Bridge. Couples decorate the padlock with your names or initials and can affix the padlock to the bridge as they board the train. Save the key as a souvenir.

Check their web site below for upcoming events. This is Napa’s most unique dining experience!

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Napa Wine Train Contact Information

Reseravations or Information
Address: 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, California 94559
Telephone: (800) 427-4124

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Napa Valley Golf Courses

Napa Valley Golf - Napa GolfDiscover great fun at Napa Valley Golf Courses. Combine a wine tasting trip to Napa with a day of fun on the links. Choose from the courses listed below.

You’ll find that Napa golf courses have gorgeous settings to enjoy and top rated championship courses. Advance reservations are highly recommended! Many courses have special rates during the week or after a certain time. Some even have stay and play specials. Click on the links below to check out golf specials.

Napa Valley Golf Courses

Chardonnay Golf CourseChardonnay Golf Club
Address: 2555 Jameson Canyon Rd., American Canyon, CA
Telephone: (707) 257-1900
Par: 72
This public golf club has three 9 hole golf courses to choose from. Chardonnay Golf Club is a Northern California site for the Golf Digest Golf Schools. Enroll in lessons.

Eagle Vines Golf CourseEagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Course
Address: 580 South Kelly Road, American Canyon, CA 94503
Telephone: (707) 257-4470
Designer: Johnny Miller
Par: 72
Eagle Vines is one of the very few golf courses that is not surrounded by homes, it’s just pure golf in nature. Great vineyard views in every direction!

Mount St. Helena Golf Course
Mount St. Helena Golf Course

Address: 2025 Grant Street, Calistoga CA 94515
Telephone: 707) 942-9966
Par: 34

Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park
Address: 2295 Streblow Dr • Napa, CA 94558
Telephone: (707) 255-4333
Par: 72
Napa Golf Course offers golf lessons from their PGA Class A Professionals on staff with year round adult and youth lesson programs for players of all skill.

Napa Valey Country ClubNapa Valley Country Club
Address: Napa Valley Country Club, 3385 Hagen Road Napa, CA 94558
Telephone: (707) 252-1111
Par: 72
Napa Valley Country Club is a private course that was started in 1915. Well kept, beautiful course.

Silverado Resort & Spa
Silverado Golf CourseAddress: 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA 94558
Telephone: (707) 257-0200
Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Par: 72
Silverado Resort has two championship golf courses. Silverado is a gorgeous, historic resort with lodging, full-service spa, restaurants, golf, and tennis. You can book a tee time at Silverado without staying at their resort. Check their website for specials.

Vineyard Knolls Golf Club of Napa
Address: 1129 Dealy Ln., Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 208-8227
Par: 59
This private 9 hole golf course is located in the Carneros wine appellation. It is no longer open to the public.

Vintner's Golf Club - YountvilleVintner’s Golf Club
Address: 7901 Solano Avenue, Yountville CA 94599
Telephone: (707) 944-1992
Designer: Casey O’Callaghan
Par: 34
This 9 hole course has 3 rounds of tees. There’s a restaurant that serves both breakfast and lunch. Vintners Golf Club is located just off Highway 29 in Yountville.

After learning about Napa Valley Golf Courses, explore other exciting things to do in the Napa Valley:

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Napa Spas – Where You Can Be Pampered in Style

Napa SpasFind a variety of unique Napa spas where you can relax and unwind. Nothing can be as rejuvenating as a visit to one of these full-service spas located in the beauty of the Napa Valley.

Visitors head to this area for a variety of spa services. Pamper yourself with a volcanic mud bath, massage, facial, relexology, yoga, mineral baths, and body wraps.

A visit to a Napa Valley spa will leave you feeling re-energized. Combine your spa treatment with an evening of fine dining and wine tasting for the perfect getaway.

Listing of Napa Spas

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Address: 1006 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515
Telephone: (707) 942-6269
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is an older facility that has recently been renovated. They offer lodging. There’s four geothermal mineral pools to enjoy. It’s a short walk from your room to the mineral pools. It’s located in downtown Calistoga and is walking distance to restaurants and shops. Massages, mud, and mineral baths are available. We ran into a couple who are regulars at this spa. They asked us not to spread the word as they’d love to keep this resort all to themselves!

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Spa
Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort
Address: 1507 Lincoln Ave. Calistoga, CA 94515
Telephone: (707) 942-4102
Dr. Wilkinson’s is an historic resort opened about 80 years ago by a chiropractor from San Francisco. This resort offers lodging, three thermal pools, and a variety of spa services. The have one indoor and two outdoor pools. Dr. Wilkinson’s is famous for its mud baths, mineral baths, and massage. It’s walking distance into the shops and restaurants of Calistoga.

Golden Haven Hot Springs Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa
Address: 1713 Lake Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
Telephone: (707) 942-8000
Golden Haven offers lodging in addition to healing mineral waters to soak in. Enjoy volcanic mud baths and massage for individuals or for couples. Some rooms have their own private hot springs jacuzzi.

Indian Springs Resort and Spa
Address: 1712 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
Telephone: (707) 942-4913
This historic resort offers guest rooms, cottages, bungalows and houses. It also has a restaurant on the premises called Sam’s Social Club. Spa services include massage, facials, mud baths and mineral water soaks. The Bungalows are one of the newer additions to the resort. They’re quite nice with 1200 square feet and two bedrooms. The View Rooms are another newer addition for those who do not need two bedrooms.

St. Pierre Center for Massage
Address: 2400 Clay Street Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 255-1640
This day spa offers couples and individual massages, swedish deep tissue massages, and spa parties.

Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort
Address: 1300 Washington St., Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (800) 914-8957
Accommodations and spa services including mineral water baths, mud baths, and massage for individuals and couples. Roman Spa Hot Springs is located just off the main street in downtown Calistoga. It’s just a short walk to explore the town.

Spa Solage Calistoga
Solage Spa

Address: 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
Telephone: Phone number (707) 266-7531
Experience healing geo-thermal pools and mineral-rich mud therapy in a relaxing setting. This is a luxurious resort that offers delightful rooms and a world class restaurant. Spa services are also available for people who are not guests of the resort. This resort is located a short distance outside of downtown Calistoga.

The signature spa treatment at Solage is the “Mudslide”. This begins with an application of mineral enriched mud to your body. Your choice of essential oils is mixed into the mud. You rest on a heated mud lounge. This is followed by a soak in geo-thermal mineral water. Next you relax in a state-of-the-art sound chair. Here you listen to soothing harmonic music while the healing vibrations resonate through the chair and into your entire body.

Spa Terra Terra Spa
Address: 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, California, 94558
Telephone: (707) 251-3000
Located entirely underground in a 22,000 square foot Estate Cave, Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort. Enjoy waterfalls, soft music, aromatherapies, massage, facials, hair therapy, body treatments, and special couple treatments. This is an upscale spa with a beautiful, relaxing setting.

After learning about Napa Spas, explore other exciting things to do in the Napa Valley:

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