Activities and Entertainment in Napa Valley


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.

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, and 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 at Greystone

Rising tall like a castle, the Culinary Institute of America is one of 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 and tours are scheduled regularly.

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 Experience Package with overnight room accommodations, breakfast, and wine tasting.

Oxbow Public 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

Napa Valley Wine Train

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, serving both lunch and dinner.

1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559


Napa Valley Fly Fishing

If you have always wanted to try fly-fishing, try this guided experience on Putah Creek, below Lake Berryessa.

Just 25 miles from Napa Valley lies a 2.5 mile stretch of river called Putah Creek that lies below Monticello Dam. Below Lake Berryessa that provides a year-round supply of cold, clean water that Rainbow Trout need and love. Richard has fished these waters most days of the year for over five years and would love to teach you the art and excitement of fly-fishing on your next trip to Napa Valley.


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