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An art form of its own, shopping deserves a place on everyone’s itinerary of things to do. Napa offers an outstanding experience for those looking for gifts, distinctive apparel, or unique home items.

Napa Valley offers a range of shopping options, from shopping centers and outlet stores to unique boutiques. Forget the frenzy of large-scale malls and retail centers. Shopping in the Napa Valley is an authentic experience, where you can explore boutiques and stores brimming with artisan-made gifts, luxury goods, home furnishings, kitchenware and jewelry.

Visitors to the City of Napa will find some unique shopping opportunities. In the Downtown area there are a number of specialty shops catering to interests from retro fashion to dolls, and, as you might expect, there are plenty of places to browse selections of fine wine and wine-related gifts.

One of Napa’s most popular shopping destinations is the Napa Premium Outlets at First Street and Highway 29, featuring a wide array of brand names in clothing, shoes, and more.

The charming town of St. Helena is brimming with wonderful boutiques and shops of all kinds. It is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. A leisurely stroll through this historic town yields discoveries both big-city worthy and distinctly Wine Country. On Main Street alone there is an eclectic mix of local gems: from designer wear to hardware, from wine accessories to bicycles by Gary Fisher.

Cities of Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga offer walking distance to specialty stores, galleries, antiques, and other things to do. The area surrounding Napa offers a multitude of possibilities for the serious – or even recreational – shopper. Nearby you’ll find quaint stores and fine shops offering the finest in clothes, gifts, antiques. As well, almost all the local wineries make available one-of-a-kind wine-related books, gifts, and clothing.

Ask our concierge for their recommendations or visit these links for more info:

  • Napa Premium Outlets

    Napa Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest brands, it is located in the heart of the renowned “wine country.” Find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Gap Outlet, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Guess, Talbots, TSE and more.

  • Napa Downtown

    Napa Downtown is filled with delightful shops, offering something for everyone. It is a veritable treasure hunt with clothing boutiques, antique emporiums, home furnishing stores and a number of fabulous places to find gourmet food and wine.

  • V Marketplace

    Accessories for home, garden, bath. Fine art, wines, wine tasting, gourmet foods, handmade chocolates, toys, books, jewelry, gems, gifts, Napa Valley collectibles, fine clothing, accessories for all ages.

  • Oxbow Public Market

    This is the all-in-one shopping store for your needs in Napa Valley. Restaurants, wine tasting, cheese tasting, fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, coffees, teas, olive oils, ice cream, and gifts. 24 or more stores to shop for the goodies you are looking for.


This race car experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that puts you behind the wheel of a powerful race car. With professional drivers as your personal instructors, you’ll learn to drive these cars the way they were meant to be driven: on the track. Coaching programs are based at Infineon Raceway. Every coaching program is designed to fit the specific needs of the driver and team. Chris Cook Performance is based in the Napa Valley and also offers exclusive sports car tours, private driver protection and books corporate events upon request. Please contact our concierge to book this high speed experience.

Other Activities & Things To Do

  • Safari West

    Safari West is nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California’s wine country and is home for over 400 exotic mammals and birds. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it’s a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience some of nature’s most beautiful animals in a natural habitat.

  • Bale Grist Mill

    Bale Grist Mill is site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846. It was once the center of social activity as Napa Valley settlers gathered to have their corn and wheat ground into meal or flour.

  • Old Faithful Geyser

    Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga is one of only three Old Faithfuls in the world, designated as such because of its constant and predictable eruptions. This spectacle is a true rarity, and there’s no better place to see it than here!

  • The Petrified Forest

    Geologists call this attraction one of the finest examples of a Pliocene fossil forest in the world. Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.

  • Art and Wine Experience

    San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea guides you through the experience of commissioning a one-of-a-kind oil painting. Imagine choosing your favorite wine and joining nationally acclaimed artist Ann Rea and the winemaker for a vineyard tour. Later the artist returns to capture the moment, the colors of the terroir, in oils on canvas. With this custom creation you’ll transcend time and forever revisit inspired memories. Visit www.annrea.com for more details.

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