If you’re looking for the perfect destination to unwind with friends look no further than Napa Valley in Northern California. Located about an hour north of San Francisco, Napa is world-renowned for its wine, beautiful scenery, and cuisine.

woman wearing Joyasol sneakers in Napa Valley

When to Go

Spring and Fall are generally considered the best times to visit with the changing leaves and blooms, but you can pretty much visit any time of year for a great time. Winter months can experience some rain, and the summer can get hot, so plan accordingly!

How to Get There

If you live out of state, then you'll want to fly into either the San Francisco or Oakland airport. Rent a car and drive about an hour north since you'll likely need a car when you're there. 

You really can’t go wrong when it comes to visiting Napa, but with these tips and planning ahead of time, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time!

Where to Stay 
With so many amazing hotels, it’s difficult to choose where to stay. From five-star luxury hotels like Meadowood Napa Valley or Solage to more budget-friendly options like the Hilton Garden Inn, there’s something for everyone.

Joyasol Luna slippers at Meadowood

Joyasol Luna Slippers (coming soon!) at Meadowood

What to Do

Wine Tastings
Discover the art of wine tasting while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of sprawling vineyards. Wineries often offer guided tours and tastings, providing insights into the rich heritage of winemaking. Some of our favorites include Domain Chandon for bubbles, Duckhorn for Sauvignon Blanc, Far Niente and Cakebread for Chardonnay, Clos du Val and Stags Leap for Cabernet Sauvignon, Grgich Hills and Frank Family for Merlot.

Insider tip: Hire a driver so you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving, and listen to your favorite tunes!

Clos Du Val winery in Napa

Other Activities 
Experience a sunrise from high above the valley in a hot air balloon. Companies like Napa Valley Aloft provide tranquil and awe-inspiring balloon rides over the vineyards for an unforgettable adventure.

Looking to improve your cooking skills? Look no further than an immersive cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Delve into hands-on sessions guided by expert chefs, enhancing your skills and knowledge of gourmet cuisine and wine pairing.

Take a break from wine tasting by visiting a luxurious spa. Unwind with massages, facials, and holistic therapies at esteemed spas such as Auberge du Soleil Spa and The Spa at Carneros.

Napa is also great for exploring the outdoors. Immerse yourself in the valley's natural beauty through outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Explore the Napa Valley Vine Trail for scenic cycling routes or traverse the trails at Skyline Wilderness Park for panoramic vistas.

What To Wear

Strolling around the vineyards, you'll want to be comfortable but stylish for photo ops! Our founder, Christina Bullock, recently paired our Paisley sneakers with a day dress and her friend wore them with jeans! 

woman in Napa wearing JoyasolsWearing our Rose Pink Paisleys while wine tasting!

Joyasol Paisley Sneakers in Gold and RoseBetter together! Our Paisleys in Gold and Rose

Where to Eat
Elevate your culinary journey with visits to Michelin-rated establishments like The French Laundry and Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. For a more casual experience, try Bouchon, RH, R+D Kichen in Yountville. 

The French Laundry in NapaAt the world-famous French Laundry restaurant

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