7 BEST MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS IN NAPA VALLEY
UPDATED 2017 – Mother’s Day will be soon again fast approaching, and everyone wants to make this day special for their mother by coming up with some great ways to show your love & appreciation for everything your mother has done to put up with you:) If you are looking to make your mother feel special on this day, then what better place than Napa Valley! The beautiful wine country in the Napa Valley will be a get away your mother will never forget. Below are 7 best Mother’s Day ideas in Napa Valley.
1. Hot Air Balloon Ride
For the Adventurous type of mother, try Hot Air Balloon Ride with Napa Valley Aloft. Start your day off with an adventure aloft. Our hot air balloon ride will grant you access to beautiful agricultural surroundings from a bird’s eye view. Most tours are (be sure to check their site for latest prices):
- Semi-private flight (8-14 passengers)
- Champagne post-flight breakfast add $20 per person
- Youth (age 6-16) $150/$165 with post-flight breakfast
- Flight time ranges 40 minutes- 1+ hour *depends on wind speed that morning
- Plan for a 3-4 hours adventure
Another great Hot Air Balloon Ride company is Balloons Above the Valley.
Here is a description from their site:
Want a memorable Napa Valley vacation? Join us at Balloons Above the Valley for a hot air ballooning adventure you will remember for a lifetime. Our friendly, experienced pilots will escort you above the vineyards, where you can explore the beautiful Napa Valley at a birds’-eye-view. Your hot air ballooning excursion includes a preflight café & pastry service, and a full champagne brunch celebration following the flight. Bring your camera and a sense of adventure… we’ll take care of the rest.
2. Robert Mondavi Winery
Napa Valley has plenty of beautiful wineries that you can visit and enjoy the beauty of wine country nestled in the area. One of the best wineries in the valley is Robert Mondavi. This is the first commercial winery established in the year 1861 by Charles Krug. The Mondavi family bought it sometime later in 1943. The owners made their reputation as one of the best winemakers in the Napa Valley. You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of wines produced by them. The winery consists of beautiful grounds, and first timers will totally like this place. You have to make a reservation in advance before you go when you are going at a busy time.
This winery commissioned famous San Francisco artist Agelio Batle to construct a limited-edition work of art which is inspired by the vines of the renowned To Kalon vineyard. As a result, a finely sculpted decorative object and writing implement are present inside the winery. Their phone number 707-226-1395, and their website is www.robertmondaviwinery.com. Be sure to get the Robert Mondavi Winery coupon on Winery Finder App.
3. Beringer Vineyards
Another great historic winery to visit for first timers and mothers are the Beringer Vineyards. This winery was founded in 1876 by two German brothers. There is a beautiful tunnel of trees which was planted by the brothers in 1885. The lush landscape, the farmhouse and the stone winery give a treat to the eyes. They have plenty of tastings like the wine and chocolate pairings that allow you to discover how wine and chocolate complement each other. You should taste locally handcrafted chocolates from Anette’s Chocolates that are excellently paired with amazing Beringer wines. Cheese also serves as a perfect companion to their wine and the locally sourced cheese from small dairies pair well with expertly chosen Beringer wines. Their phone number is 707-302-7592, and their website is www.beringer.com. Here is the Beringer Winery wine tasting coupon.
4. Napa Valley Wine Train
The best restaurants to dine are found here in this wine country which will give you the perfect Mother’s day you have celebrated ever. The Vista Dome dinner served on the Pullman domed rail car gives the most incredible private dining experience. The delectable meal begins with a complimentary California sparkling wine and continues with a sumptuous multiple course dinner. The Vista Dome care is an elevated and stylish dining car that is built using Honduran Mahogany paneling. The meal is prepared by Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald, who provides you a distinctive menu for dining. The meals are freshly prepared using fresh ingredients and hormone-free meat, fish, etc.. The place has a reserved seating for guests and it hosts up to 56 dining guests. To make a reservation, you have to call on 800.427.4214 and log into their website winetrain.com/dinner/vista-dome for more information.
5. Addendum by Thomas Keller
Another great restaurant to dine in on a perfect Mother’s day is Addendum. This shack in the kitchen garden serves the best lunch in the entire valley. Their buttermilk, fried chicken, smoked meat all are amazing and delectable. They serve the divine take on deli potato salad and at a very reasonable price. The coleslaw is also great, and the place serves the best Thomas Keller chicken that you could ever taste. The outdoor area in the back of Ad Hoc is perfect for a little lunch break. Their phone number is 707-944-1565, and their website is www.thomaskeller.com/ad-hoc/addendum.
6. The Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga
The Spa Solage is a great place to relax and is situated at the heart of the Solage Napa Valley Resort. It is beautifully designed and offers relaxing and rejuvenating services that involve many new therapies like renowned Calistoga mud and mineral water therapies. Their phone number is 707-226-0825, and the website is www.solagecalistoga.com.
Another great spa option is Lavender Hill Spa
One of the best spas in the Napa Valley and is situated in the wine country town of Calistoga in an elegant terraced garden hillside. It is charming and intimate and is the best place to go for a perfect Mother’s Day experience. You can come here to escape from the pressure of everyday life and receive massage from the best massage therapists in the town. Their phone number is 707-942-4495, and their website is www.lavenderhillspa.com.7. Napa Premium Outlets
If your mom enjoys shopping then there is nothing better then spending the day shopping away while also saving a ton of money on brand name items. Napa Premium Outlets is located in California’s premier wine-producing region, the beautiful Napa Valley. Napa Premium Outlets offer 50 stores ot the most internationally recognizable designer fashion and brand name outlets, such as Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, to name a few. All featuring savings of 25%-65% on stylish, current season merchandise every day. Take highway 29 to the First Street exit in the City of Napa. We look forward to you shopping Napa Premium Outlets! FEATURED STORES: Calvin Klein, Coach Outlet, Cole Haan Outlet, J.Crew Factory, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Talbots Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger.
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Visiting all these places will be the best ideas for a perfect Mother’s Day that you can your mother can enjoy together.
Here also is a great article from Visit Napa Valley on Mother’s Day in Napa Valley, 2016