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Perfect Weekend in Downtown Napa

Perfect Weekend in Downtown Napa

My time would be spent entirely on foot because everything is within walking distance.

During my weekend in Downtown Napa, I would begin my day with a coffee and delicious pastry from Napa’s famous Model Bakery. From there, I would make my way down First Street to check out the sculptures on display that are all part of the Napa Art Walk.

Perfect Weekend in Downtown Napa
Dancing Aspens by Artist Reven Swanson. Photo Courtesy: Chris Sithi.

This is a biennial, rotating outdoor juried sculpture exhibit that can be seen along the streets of Downtown Napa. Rotation themes have included “Play!” featuring kinetic art, movement and/or light. The public art installations can easily be navigated with the digital map and audio tour.

Afterwards, I would head to Gabrielle Collection Taste+ for a light lunch of delicious small bites and pick up a few bottles.

When it’s time for dinner, I’d head to The Q, Downtown Napa’s latest addition. There, visitors can enjoy some of the best BBQ in the valley, casual digs, great cocktails, and friendly locals who have quickly made this spot a regular. 

On day two, I would take a walk over to the Archer Hotel Napa and relax with a massage at the Rooftop Spa.

Perfect Weekend in Downtown Napa
The Water Deck at Archer Hotel

Finally, I would end the day by taking a short walk down the street for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Napa.

Oenotri, a southern Italian restaurant that has an amazing wood-burning pizza oven where they bake authentic Pizza Napoletana, is popular with visitors and locals alike. The chef here learned his craft first-hand from Italian artisans, the pasta is all made from scratch, and ingredients are often freshly plucked from Oenotri’s culinary garden around the corner.

Be sure to also try their Amaretto and Gelato all Stracciatella for dessert. I’m sure you will enjoy your time to the fullest during the weekend in Downtown Napa. 

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