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5 Things To Do In Napa California That Don’t Involve Wine

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When people think of Napa California, wine is usually the first thing that comes to mind. That’s because Napa is the second largest city in California’s infamous Wine Country, and people from all over the world flock to the area to experience a variety of delicious wines. However, there’s more to Napa California than just wine, and that’s something that many people fail to realize. With a history dating back more than 100 years, Napa California is an interesting and cultured place. If you’re ever in the area and you’re looking for something to do other than drink wine (although you should definitely do that too), rest assured that you’ll definitely still have some options. Here are 5 things to do in Napa California that don’t involve wine.

Oxbow Public Market

If you love great food and supporting local farmers, you should definitely check out Napa’s Oxford Public Market. According to the market’s website, “The 40,000 square foot marketplace, which includes a scenic outdoor deck with seating along the Napa River, features a diverse tenant mixture of local food vendors, artisan cafes and an organic produce outlet for local farms.”

Safari West

While not located right in Napa California, Safari West is still something well worth checking out. Safari West’s mission is to “actively promote conservation and environmental education, while sharing knowledge that empowers each individual to think sustainably about their role in the environment and the world at large.” The safari prides itself on providing a unique experience and with more than 400 acres of land, there’s plenty of room for people to explore and learn about animals.

Enjoy local restaurants

Since Napa California is known for its great wine, you know that great food can’t be too far behind. The city is full of lots of amazing restaurants and you’ll definitely have a great time trying them out. Some of the most popular restaurants the area include Morimoto Napa which specializes in Japanese cuisine and Allegria which is known for its fine Italian food.

Napa Valley Bike Tours

Napa California is full of natural beauty, and one of the best ways to see it is while exploring the city on a bike tour. Guests can rent bikes to explore Napa Valley for either a half day or a whole day, and experts are available to provide riders with information and advice on the area.

Hot Air Balloon

If you’re looking for something a little more on the wild side, experience Napa from a hot air balloon might be more your speed. Not only is a hot air balloon ride cool in itself, but getting the chance to see Napa Valley from a hot air balloon will definitely be an extra special experience.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.