Things to Do in Napa Valley
Tours & Activities
We offer the following excursions to our guests to take advantage of the adventures available in the Napa Valley. If you wish to add any of these excursions to your stay, please mention them to your innkeeper when confirming your reservation.
Private Wine Tour – Add-on Room Package
$540 for two to four guests/includes six hour minimum
(*A 48-hour cancel policy in effect for every private driver package day reserved- $100.00)
This transportation package can be added to your room. For the time being your innkeeper, Jamie, will find you a private driver who will be your winery guide for a minimum of five hours. Additional hours can be purchased at $90/hour. You can craft your own itinerary to your favorite wineries, or your driver will assist in planning an itinerary that is customized to your wine palate. The price includes transportation, gas, water, taxes, chilled water, picnic basket and amenities. Tasting fees and lunch not included. Gratuity is at your discretion.
Hot Air Ballooning –
Explore wine country on a whole new level with a Napa Valley Balloons hot air balloon ride! Enjoy a sunrise flight featuring unparalleled views of world-renowned vineyards, mountains and historic Napa Valley. This package includes complimentary hotel pick-up and return service, 45 minute to 1-hour hot air balloon ride and in-flight photo package. A lovely brunch will be prepared by Chef Jim upon your return to The Inn On First. Please check with the inn’s concierge for guest pricing and additional details.
*Expectant mothers are not permitted to fly. Children must be at least 8 years old.
Wine Tour Shuttle Group Excursion – $119 per person (Sunday through Friday), $129 Saturdays only
Experience an intimate, yet social and lighthearted way to see and taste the Bay Area’s best wineries. We recommend first and foremost Platypus Tours! The Inn on First guests are picked up between 10:15 and 10:30, and returned to the inn around 5PM. In between you’ll visit four to five boutique wineries with 10 to 12 others, enjoy a Platypus-crafted deli lunch (usually outside at one of your stops, weather permitting), as well as snacks and water served on board. It’s a great way to see the valley and perhaps make new friends as well! We will be happy to make a reservation for you.
Coffee Excursion: Create your own blend – $95 per couple
A coffee tasting is a great way for guests to understand and experience the differences between single varietal coffees, roasts and blends. After a short educational slideshow about coffee, guests will indulge in five French-pressed coffees. We will provide single varietals from three different growing regions: The Americas (Guatemala, Mexico, or Colombia), Africa (Ethiopia), and Indonesia (Sumatra or Papua New Guinea), and then identify and discuss the flavor and aromatic characteristics unique to each region.
Guests will then experience the strength of a French Roast, and then comprehend the coffee blend process by tasting a blend comprised of a one third, one third, one third combination of coffees from the three previously tasted growing regions. The guests will also be encouraged to craft their own blend by mixing the coffees as they wish. Each guest will then finish the tasting by receiving a 12 oz. bag of coffee based upon their favorite tasted coffee.
The cost is $95 per couple, and $15 for each additional person, up to a maximum of eight people.
$95 per couple. $15 per each additional person. 8 persons maximum
Half-day or Full-day excursion to Putah Creek in Napa county. Includes rods, reels, and flies for use. Some wader sizes available to rent. Catch and Release only. Fishing license must be procured through Sweeney’s Sporting Goods in Napa or through the State of California Fishing License website. Lunch included. Visit Napa Valley Fly Guides for more information.
Explore Downtown Napa
Give yourself a break from driving and spend a day exploring downtown Napa! Discover more than 25 tasting rooms filled with not only incredible wines but hosts eager to delight your palette, pick up a picnic lunch at the Oxbow Public Market and enjoy it as you relax beside the river in Veteran’s Memorial Park, or enjoy a patio lunch at Angele, Celadon or Kitchen Door, discover new art at Quent Cordair Fine Art, visit our kitchen store (Shackford’s), find your inner-kid as you treat yourself to homemade ice cream fromAnnette’s Chocolate Factory. We could go on, but we won’t! We want you to know there is a wonderful world to explore here in downtown Napa. We’ve mentioned a few of the many shops and spots for you to explore and enjoy in downtown Napa. Also, be sure to visit www.DoNapa.com for more information.
Private Cooking Classes – $850 per group of 4, or $300* per couple
Interested in taking a cooking class while you are here in Napa? Cooking with Julie offers private lessons in shopping for fresh ingredients and making a 3-course meal from what you purchase, Mon-Sat, for up to 4 people at $850.
The Silverado Cooking School with Chef Malcolm will teach and help you explore your culinary genius with menus, fresh ingredients, and lots of hands on experience. 4 hours.
*$95/pp with a minimum of $300.
Stay and Shop
Don’t miss your opportunity to shop here in the Napa Valley in historic downtown Napa, the Napa Premium Outlet Mall, at V-Marketplace, and St. Helena.
Hit the Links
Golf amongst the vineyards and wetland preserve at Eagle Vines Golf Club or the prestigious Chardonnay Golf Club.