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It’s no secret that Napa Valley is one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful area of Northern California, here are our Top 5 romantic things to do in Wine Country.

1. Hot Air Balloons - Above Napa Valley
Get the bird’s eye view of Napa Valley during the early morning from a beautiful hot-air balloon ride over the vineyards. These once-in-a-lifetime rides are wonderful for romantic getaways, special occasion charters and champagne brunches. We recommend Balloons Above the Valley and our Concierge is happy to assist you with reservations.


2. Spa Terra - Meritage Resort and Spa
Take time to connect and relax in your private spa suite with sparkling wine, cheese plates, roses, and chocolates. Then, move into a 50-minute Vinotherapy Swedish Massage, using the healing power of wine and grapes. The resveratrol in grapes naturally improves elasticity and aids in cell repair giving an all-over silkiness to your skin. Next, we will escort you to your private 2-hour vineyard picnic with a bottle of sparkling wine and your choice of items from our picnic menu.


3. Napa Valley Gondola - Downtown Napa
The Napa Valley Gondola sightseeing cruises are perfect for romantic couples. Sip some wine, listen to the songs, and relax. The tours are always private, and the gondolier will indulge your senses with a musical and memorable taste of Venice all while touring around Downtown Napa.


4. Olive & Hay Restaurant - Meritage Resort and Spa
Celebrate your love with an intimate dinner at Napa’s newest destination for farm-fresh fare, Olive & Hay. Featuring rustic yet refined dishes inspired by one of the world’s most romantic countries, this elegantly casual restaurant at The Meritage Resort and Spa incorporates the best aspects of both Italian and Wine Country dining. The award-winning Napa and Sonoma Valley wine list is comprised of some of Northern California’s most approachable wines. Both innovative and traditional, Olive & Hay is an entirely modern approach to Napa Valley cuisine.


5. Self-Guided Bike Tours - Sightseeing Napa Valley
When you confirm your Self-Guided Bike Tour reservation, you will be linked to a Planning Guide, which will help you choose a route and estimated timing for winery appointments. Pedal at your own pace, while making memories with your partner and stopping at wineries you have chosen to visit. Curbside bike rentals are available with an advance reservation during shelter-in-place.


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