wine country
Napa Valley

The Napa Valley is famous for its vineyards, but it also has tremendous natural beauty – golden brown hills dotted with dusty green oaks, the Napa River, where steamboats once carried passengers and goods from San Francisco, and Mount St. Helena, a majestic peak at the northern end of the valley. Exploring the Napa Valley with kids, save time to just enjoy the outdoors.


Napa
Yountville
St. Helena
Calistoga
Vineyards – Here's a couple of vineyards, fun for kids and adults:
Sterling (Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga) - Start out with a ride to the top of the hill on an aerial tram. The view of the surrounding countryside is stunning. At the winery, follow a self-guided tour to see shining fermentation tanks and huge barrels for aging the wine. Videos explain about the wine making process, and interesting stuff, such as how wine barrels are made. For tasting, adults can sample the wines, while kids are offered juices or water, crayons and coloring books.
Chateau Montelena (Tubbs Lane, Calistoga) - Wondering where little kids can have fun at a winery? Chateau Montelena has Jade Lake with Chinese zig-zag bridges leading to island pavilions. Families of ducks and geese float through the water (and will come close if you bring bread to feed them), dragon flies zip through the air, birds are singing, it's an unexpected oasis in the Napa Valley. Kids will want to go back and forth across the bridges to the islands, and follow the path that goes around the lake. Parents can take turns wine tasting while little ones play.
Family Hotels

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels and vacation house rentals, all styles and price ranges, convenient to fun things to do with kids in Napa Valley:


Napa Valley family hotels
Napa Valley family house rentals

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