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One of the best things about Sacramento is its accessibility to other California towns. In just a little over an hour, you can drive from California’s capital city to Napa to experience a day in the beloved Napa Valley. Indulge your senses with gorgeous scenery, rolling hills, and endless valleys of vineyards in the nation’s wine capital. Although Napa is best experienced throughout multiple days, there are still many fun day trips from Sacramento you can arrange with your family, loved one, or friends!
Take a Winery Tour and Tasting
Whether you’re looking for an exciting experience with friends or a romantic excursion, there are over 400 wineries for you to choose from in Napa Valley. These choices are a couple of Churchill Manor’s favorites, and they’re perfect for your day trips from Sacramento too!
Robert Mondavi Winery: From humble beginnings, Robert Mondavi set a new standard for wine in Napa and quickly became one of the most revered wineries in the nation. There are many tours of the vineyard for you to take that end with tastings of their famous wines. In the summer, you also won’t want to miss their Summer Concert Series.
Sterling Vineyards: For a truly unique experience, take a solar powered gondola ride to the hilltop where Sterling Vineyards enjoys fantastic views and produces spectacular wines. You’ll also love the Greek-style architecture and art galleries as you explore the winery.
Check out more of our favorite winery tours with “10 Amazing Places to Go for a Napa Valley Wine Tasting.”
If you’re visiting with children, there are wineries that allow them to come along with you during your tours and tastings. However, if you’d like to entertain them as well, there are plenty of family-friendly options to add to your day trip!
Connolly Ranch: This is not your average petting zoo. This kid-friendly ranch allows families to meet farm animals while incorporating fun activities that connect you with nature. Meet the friendly sheep, goats, donkeys, and more before playing in the sand pits, relaxing in the groves, or taking a hike along the woodland trail. The kids will love it!
Napa Valley Paddle: If you have older kids, this river adventure is perfect for a family outing! A custom guided stand up paddleboard tour will lead along the quiet Napa River as you explore the reed-lined shores, tidal marsh, and waterway wildlife. They also offer a Bird Watching Special if you and your family are nature buffs.
Take an Art Class: Nimbus Arts integrates the study of science, history, and nature into their art experiences. They offer classes for any age group for activities such as finger painting, pottery, and even refabricating metal objects. It’s a great way to connect with your family while creating a masterpiece you all will enjoy.
With So Much to Do and Experience in Napa Valley, It Would Be Impossible to Do it All in One Day! Feel like a VIP guest at our charming and elaborate bed and breakfast inn. Whether you’re looking for a convenient overnight stay or a vacation retreat, our comfortable rooms, delicious daily breakfast, and opulent atmosphere will provide everything you need and more! Find out the story behind our historic Napa Valley manor.
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