Gordon Huether Art Studio in Napa

Gordon Huether is a famous artist based in Napa that does large-scale installation pieces for schools, corporations, cities, etc.  His pieces are incredibly impressive, and you may have even seen a few around the USA at an airport or park. He was the one that made the 9/11 memorial in downtown Napa which is well […]

Downtown Napa Art Walk

Over the past two decades, the downtown area of Napa has gone through a massive revolution. With the construction they put in place to stop the historic flooding in the area, it turned the riverfront part of Downtown Napa into a beautiful space you can both walk and bike ride along. One of the best […]

Eight Noodle Shop in Downtown Napa

For the last year, I have been on a ramen kick, and I often go out of my way to try new ramen places when I visit new cities. On a recent trip to Napa, I found Eight Noodle Shop and knew I had to give it a try. They make a less traditional ramen […]

Oxbow Public Market in Napa

In Downtown Napa, one of the most popular spots to visit is the Oxbow Public Market. This collection of eateries and shops has a little something for everyone, with everything from cupcakes and oysters to a cocktail and a cheese shop. On the outside of the market they also have some of the Napa Valley’s […]

Biking in Downtown Napa Along the River Trail

When exploring downtown Napa, you will no doubt find the eateries and wineries to be one of your main attractions, but most people skip over the fantastic riverwalk that runs through the heart of town, and that can be walked or biked. Here is the information so you can go on a bike ride during […]

Boon Fly Cafe: Great Brunch & Flatbread in Napa

Boon Fly Cafe sits in the south corner of Napa sharing the same property as the Carneros Resort and Spa. It’s an industrial building with wood and metal tones and fantastic food. I have eaten here many times, and it’s hard to pass up when I am in the area, especially because of the flatbreads […]

Westwood Hills Park: Hiking in Downtown Napa

Westwood Hills Park, at only 5 minutes from downtown Napa, is a great city park for hiking, trail running and dog walking. This trail is about 2 miles round trip, and while it is steep, the path is shaded most of the way. If you are looking to take a break from wine and food […]

Anette’s Chocolate Tasting & Ice Cream in Downtown Napa

Never one to pass up the opportunity for some chocolate, I jumped at the chance to experience Anette’s Chocolate tasting in downtown Napa. If you have at least four people, you can call and make an appointment to do a 45-minute tasting which I found helped me to understand a ton more about chocolate and […]

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ in Napa

Downtown Napa is full of great eateries, but for me, it doesn’t get better than Bounty Hunter on 1st St. This small neon-lit bar and restaurant seats less than 50 and has a kitchen smaller than most bathrooms. That doesn’t stop them from pumping out the best beer can chicken I have ever had though. […]

Day of the Dead Festival on Olvera St in Downtown Los Angeles

Every year for nine days, Olvera St transforms for the Day of the Dead festival or Dia De Los Muertos. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates life and the loved ones that passed away during the previous year. The festival includes memorials, dancing, face painting, music, and food, all along the famous […]