You already know Napa Valley for its world-famous wineries and restaurants, but did you also know it’s home to several significant sites? In a single day, you can visit a Tuscan-style castle, enjoy a show at a restored theater dating back to the 1800s, and even explore a petrified forest. Keep reading to learn about all of the best things to do in Napa, including a few of our favorite Napa County landmarks, and start making plans to see them first-hand the next time you’re in town!
Just a little over half an hour away from our bed and breakfast is the Castello di Amorosa winery. Breathtakingly beautiful, the stunning castle and winery was built with 13th-century Tuscan architecture. Be sure to take one of their guided tours of the castle and enjoy the wine tasting afterward! It’s a dream-come-true for the owner/vintner Dario Sattui and definitely worth the trip.
The Napa Valley Opera House is a gorgeous building in downtown Napa. As a National Historic Landmark, the opera house was originally built in 1879 and was expertly restored in 2002. Today, you can see almost every kind of show imaginable at the theater from jazz artists and country singers to stand-up comedy acts, dancers, and theatrical performances.
Are you passionate about preserving the heritage and culture of Napa Valley? Napa County Landmarks advocates for and protects many of the historic sites in Napa. Be sure to take one of the Napa Landmarks walking tours they offer throughout the year. The destinations and dates vary, so check their page for details before booking.
Majestic and curious, the California Petrified Forest in Calistoga is a short 1-hour drive away and a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! This giant redwood grove has transformed into a forest of stone, something that you need to see to believe. With two different trails leading through the forest, there is plenty to experience.
Churchill Manor is a Napa County landmark in its own right. Our luxury bed and breakfast was built in 1889 by Edward Churchill and was the first residence in the Napa Valley to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When you stay in one of our 10 rooms, you’ll be able to experience the perfect mix of historic Napa charm and modern conveniences. Wake up each morning to enjoy a gourmet breakfast before you head out to enjoy historic sites, shopping, recreation, and world-famous wineries and restaurants, of course.
Whether you’re coming for a romantic weekend away or just a fun time with friends, Churchill Manor has everything you need to make your California wine country getaway the best it can be! Check our availability and contact us to book your trip to Napa today.
As you plan your Napa Valley getaway, be sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide (link above)! It comes straight to your inbox and is easy to download. Inside, you’ll find our recommendations for the best places to eat, fun boutiques to discover, amazing wineries to tour, and exciting Napa County landmarks to experience.