What to do in Napa before dinner, with no hotel?
July 22, 2014 10:11 PM Subscribe
Looking for suggestions of chill hangout spots or low-key activities (preferably not wine-related) for that awkward "before dinner" time in Napa.
posted by phoenixy to Travel & Transportation around Napa, CA (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for suggestions of something low key to do in Napa (especially the Rutherford/Yountville area) between 4pm and 6:00pm on a Sunday that isn't centered around eating or drinking. It seems like everything is closed during these hours and we can't go back to the hotel because we will have checked out. [Note -- this doesn't have to be a 2 hour activity -- we could start as early as 2:30]
I know that we *could* go to a winery that's open late, and that's definitely in my back pocket as an idea, but a couple people in our group would prefer not to drink, so if we go to wineries I'd at least like them to be places that would be interesting to folks who aren't tasting any wine.
Something like visiting a sculpture garden or a small history museum or a particularly beautiful nature walk would be perfect (but the diRosa museum closes at 3:30pm, and the Grist Mill stops milling at 4pm). Also perfect would be suggestions of places that are hotel like, such as a very homey wine bar, spa, or coffee shop where people could chat and sit on couches and work on their laptops or whatever and maybe get a glass of wine if they choose.
The more specific the suggestion, the better -- like names of specific stores rather than "go shopping downtown".