There are few places better suited for a bachelorette party than Northern California wine country. In fact, a Napa Valley bachelorette party not only means you’ll be busy sipping vino, but you can also squeeze in plenty of time at the pool, the spa, and sampling eats at the region’s world-renowned restaurants.
Right next door to Napa, you’ll find Sonoma County which offers even more charming vineyards for you to explore during a Napa Valley bachelorette party. The unofficial “sister” to Napa Valley, Sonoma County has a more laid-back and affordable reputation which makes it a great spot for experiencing wine country on a scaled-back budget. No matter where you call home base, you can’t go wrong with a celebration centered on wine tasting adventures, plus all the fun to be had in the process.
Nodding “yes” to all of the above? Napa Valley bachelorette party, here you come.
What to Do
For those groups traveling into Northern California, catching a flight into San Francisco will be your best bet for your Napa Valley bachelorette party. Either spend a bit of time exploring the city, or head about an hour north to wine country straightaway.
Next up, it’s time to plot your wine tasting itinerary with visits to your favorite vineyards. Need convenient (and of course, safe) transportation in between locations? Check out the Napa Valley Wine Train, or consider renting a limo, hopping on a bus tour, or biking your way through the picturesque vineyards.
Make sure to schedule some time in your Napa Valley bachelorette party for the beautiful towns that make up this wine region, including spots like St. Helena and Healdsburg. Known as the “main street” of Napa Valley, St. Helena is filled with adorable boutiques and restaurants to peruse, while the equally charming Healdsburg is the perfect shopping destination for a Sonoma bachelorette party.
Looking to treat yourselves to a relaxing afternoon? You’ll have endless luxury spas waiting to pamper your ladies for a restful retreat during your Napa Valley bachelorette party. Or, experience the local flavors of the region with by booking a group cooking class. Cooking with Julie and the Silverado Cooking School are two highly reputable options.
For those seeking an adrenaline high, consider booking a sunrise hot air balloon ride for unbelievable views of the lush vineyards below.
Where to Eat
You might be surprised to discover that wine isn’t the only thing Napa Valley is known for. In fact, foodies love Napa for its innovative cuisine at highly recognized restaurants, like The French Laundry. While you’ll pay a pretty penny for a Napa Valley bachelorette party dinner at this Michelin-rated establishment, you can expect the meal of a lifetime.
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch offers a unique experience for diners with farm-to-table cuisine in a rustic-chic setting. At Long Meadow Ranch you’ll also find additional eating options like their casual cafe or the upgraded Chef’s Table experience.
Napa Valley’s brunch scene is (no surprise) pretty amazing. Snag a spot at Grace’s Table for a menu filled with sweet and savory options to suit everyone during your Napa Valley bachelorette party.
Over in Sonoma, The Girl & The Fig is a top-rated favorite and it’s not without good reason. You’ll dine on French-inspired eats paired with locally sourced wines. Save room for a sweet at Basque Boulangerie where you’ll pick from the yummiest pastries, cakes, and tarts.
Where to Stay
You’ll need just the right accommodations for your Napa Valley bachelorette party, and the Carneros Resort & Spa has you covered. At this 4-star hotel, you’ll stay in private luxury cottages, plus have access to on-site dining and the spa.
Another lovely option, The Westin Verasa Napa is an excellent choice for those wanting to stay in downtown Napa without sacrificing an ounce of sophistication and style.
If you’re searching for hotels outside of Napa, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is practically made for a girls getaway. Think Mission-style architecture, two beautiful pools, and complimentary wine tastings every afternoon.