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Three Unexpected Things to do in Napa

Three Unexpected Things to do in Napa

Apr 3, 2015

While we love sipping on delicious Napa Valley wines, we’ve put together a few of our favorite (yet unexpected) ways to experience wine country.

Brunch at the BarARCHETYPE offers an iconic Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes. Designed by renowned architect, Howard Backen, and named as one of the “10 Most Beautifully Designed” by Architectural Digest, ARCHETYPE reflects distinctive wine country style with a relaxed, comfortable sophistication. When you visit, take a seat at the bar to get an insider’s view of the kitchen and if you’re lucky chat with Executive Chef Zetts. If you take your eggs benedict with a cocktail, make sure to ask for the Punch Brunch menu.

Yoga in the tree tops – Equipped with multiple hiking trails, Calistoga Ranch provides several panoramic views of Napa Valley ideal for an inspired yoga session. A private instructor is available for those who prefer a guided yoga practice.  Take time to stretch, breathe and relax above the valley floor in your preferred style of Power Yoga, Yoga Sculpt or Yoga Flow.

Sip & Stroll Art Walk – Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled for viewing and sale. Featuring nearly 110 works by 65 California sculptors, the open-air gallery showcases figurative and abstract sculpture in all media, including bronze, steel, ceramic, stone and wood, amid terraced rock walls created by hand in the Mediterranean tradition. Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine while strolling through this Napa-inspired art gallery. The Auberge du Soleil Sculpture gallery is owned by Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and is open to guests of Auberge du Soleil or by appointment.

For more ways to explore Napa Valley check out our Weekend Guide to Napa: A Gourmand’s Paradise.