Napa Valley Guide: Exploring Yountville, St Helena, Calistoga & Napa

For over a century, the Napa Valley region of Northern California has been a popular attraction, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year from all over the world. The wine region is one of the most famous in the United States and the small cities that make up the Napa Valley have a lot […]

Napa City Guide: Restaurants, Wineries, Art & Bike Rides

The city of Napa is the gatekeeper to the famous Napa Valley, that people travel from all over the world to visit. The downtown area of Napa city itself has gone through a massive revival over the last decade though and has become its own destination for people to see. I got a chance to […]

9/11 Memorial Garden in Downtown Napa

While exploring Downtown Napa, one of the places I was surprised to find in the heart of the city was a beautifully crafted 9/11 Memorial Garden that featured actual steel from the Twin Towers. Established in 2013, and created by the Napa-based artist Gordon Huether, this is a peaceful place in the city to visit and […]

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 […]