Napa, California's wine country is full of interesting attractions for kids. Rolling hills covered in rows of grape trellises offer a beautiful backdrop to the many activities in this acclaimed Northern California destination. With museums, parks and kid-friendly wineries, you'll find plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Resorts with underground spas, parks with horseback riding and spooky Ghost tours are just a few of the things to do in this well-known locale.
Start your Napa family vacation with Segway Napa. It's a fun way to discover much of what Napa has to offer. This Napa tourist attraction offers different tours, each with its own unique twist. Pick from tours such as the "Ghost Tour" that runs just after sunset, or the "Beyond Wine Tour" to learn the history of downtown Napa. After exploring the town, settle down for the evening at The Carneros Inn Napa. Amenities include wood-burning stoves and heated slate floors. Find a movie for the family to watch in the DVD and book library or grab a meal in one of the two on-site restaurants. This hotel is close to a number of Napa attractions for kids, such as the Napa Valley Train.
A fun thing to do in Napa with the whole family is the Oxbow Public Market. Plenty of food options are available for a feast by the river, or build a picnic basket to take to another location. For an outdoor Napa attraction for kids, take your picnic to the Skyline Wilderness Park for a day of horseback riding, fishing and hiking. While you're in the area, consider staying at the Best Western Elm House Inn. This kid-friendly hotel in Napa with feather pillows, fireplaces and breathtaking gardens and fountains is just a little over a mile down the road from the Public Market. It has made-to-order waffles in the morning and yummy chocolate chip cookies waiting for you in the afternoon.
Depending on the time of year, many people look for things to do in Napa with kids at the Napa Expo Center. There's something different happening every month like the County Fair, an all-breed dog show and the "BottleRock Napa" Music Festival with over 50 bands. While you're there, wander over to Playground Fantastico for a Napa attraction that the younger kids in the family might especially enjoy. Slay a dragon, climb a wall or play on the swings, then relax with a picnic lunch. Afterwards, head back to your hotel for a swim in the pool.
A Napa attraction for kids that's fun and educational is the Napa Valley Museum. Should one of your children take a fancy to a particular exhibit, consider adopting-an-artifact. The museum created this program to give kids an opportunity to track their favorite artifact. After exercising your mind, relax the body at Meritage Resort Napa. It's close to this museum and many other Napa attractions. While here, the whole family can explore the Crush Ultra Lounge. It has bowling, shuffleboard and pool tables to keep the kids busy while you enjoy the resort's Spa Terra. This underground, full-treatment spa offers whirlpools, steam and walls of water.
When you create your family trip plans in Napa, you begin to create memories. Try out the MiniTime trip planner to help build the best vacation for you and your family. Then get ready for a trip to enjoy and remember for many years to come.