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Activities & Entertainment in Napa Valley Bicycling

Highway 29 is Napa Valley’s principal highway and running parallel to Highway 29 is Silverado Trail. This trail is a favorite among bicyclists from Calistoga to Napa Valley.

Between the two highways, there are numerous lanes providing scenic miles of vineyards and trees. Bicycle rentals are available at The Meritage Resort and bicycle tours may be arranged through our Concierge.


Getaway Adventures – Guided Bike, Hike, & Kayak Tours

Travel the back roads and visit the small family wineries of both Napa Valley and Sonoma County. We invite you to join a tour and truly get away from it all.

Randy Johnson


Culinary Institute of America

Rising tall like a castle, the Culinary Institute of America is one of the Napa Valley’s most historic and majestic properties. It’s also one of the world’s most unique and inspiring campuses for culinary education.

The magnificent setting for the Culinary Institute of America makes meals prepared by their visiting Chefs a truly memorable experience. The century-old stone building, known as Greystone, has the historic, warm feel of a Spanish castle.

Cooking demonstrations are held Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with an additional demo on the weekends at 10:30 a.m. They last approximately one hour.

2555 Main Street, Saint Helena, CA 94574


Hot Air Balloon Rides

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 weddings, special occasion charters and champagne brunches. We recommend Balloons Above the Valley and would be happy assist you with reservations.

Please contact The Meritage Resort Concierge to make your reservation today. We also offer a Hot Air Balloon Hotel Special with overnight room accommodations.


Oxbow Market

Imagine yourself sitting on a sunny deck, sipping a cool glass of fumé blanc and watching the serene Napa River float by. Whatever the tempo of your day may be, you’ll find the Oxbow Public Market a warm, welcoming, one-of-a-kind experience.

Whether you are looking for a great bottle of wine for dinner, some scrumptious burgers for the kids or foraging for the most delectable peaches in season, Oxbow should be your destination in Napa.

610 First Street, Napa, CA 94559


The Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world’s most well-known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back. It begins its journey at the McKinstry Street Station in Napa, just four miles from the Meritage Resort and Spa.

Known as “Napa’s Most Unique Restaurant”, savor great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines on the Napa Valley Wine Train, serving both lunch and dinner.


Upcoming Napa Events

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