Make your best plans to celebrate your milestone birthday (or any birthday, for that matter!) with these suggested itineraries sure to satisfy anyone – young, sage, youthful, wise. No matter the number, celebrate in Napa Valley style and live your best life. Round up your celebration squad and get ready for your epic birthday here in Napa Valley.
Twenty-one is a big year, but your budget may not be. Don’t worry, there are Napa Valley itineraries that won’t break the bank and won’t compromise on fun either!
Gather your friends and start 21 with a Champagne toast at Domaine Carneros. This beautiful hilltop chateau not only sparkles with bubbly options but the backdrop and views are so Instagram worthy! Be sure to memorialize your first toast to 21 from this enviable location.
After some bubbles, catch an Uber or a Lyft and make a beeline north up Highway 29 straight to Oakville Grocery. This amazing little gem is chock full of lunchtime options – whether it’s made-to-order deli sandwiches or fresh pizza from the outdoor oven or a smattering of mix-and-match cheeses, crackers, snacks, and sweets – every craving from your crew will be met here.
Fueled up and ready, make your next stop at Ashes & Diamonds Winery. This modern winery has a cool, hip vibe and approachable, unique wines.
Looking for a great spot to round out the evening, head to Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel. With an incredible view of the Napa skyline coupled with cozy fire pits, a great cocktail menu, light bites, and amazing tunes, the atmosphere at Sky & Vine is sure to make 21 the milestone birthday you imagined.
The Cambria Hotel Napa Valley is the perfect spot to call it a night. Stylish, modern, and efficient – with a 24/7 “Grab & Go” market for those late night snack cravings – the Cambria makes a cool and comfortable place to rest.
Celebrating in Napa Valley is always a treat, but your 30th birthday should be extra special. Maybe you’re celebrating with your number one or maybe it’s with a handful of pals. Either way, here in Napa Valley, there are more than 30 ways to commemorate your 30 years on the planet.
Looking for something in a downtown and easily walkable locale, try the Andaz Napa which will have you smack in the middle of town and in walking distance to shopping, dining, wine tasting, and live music. Or, for a place that is equally cool but a bit more secluded, try Senza Hotel – a hip little hotel ensconced among the vines.
With so many options for wine tasting, the list is near endless. You won’t go wrong at the beautiful and iconic Louis M. Martini Winery. Customizable options ranging from a simple and refined wine flight or a tasting paired with curated cheeses and charcuterie, your wine experience will be impressive. In whichever direction you decide to go from here, consider letting Napa Wine Safari arrange the day for you with a custom tour or maybe explore a winery or two by arriving aboard one of the fun tuk-tuks – an unconventional, memory-making good time.
For your 30th birthday dinner...well, the list of dining options is seemingly endless, too. Enjoy a hearty, flavorful, and modern-rustic experience, at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch – the cocktails are fresh and innovative, the vibe is relaxed and communal, and the food speaks for itself. By the way, the beef tartare is next level. For a traditional yet elevated meal, try Cole’s Chop House for classic steaks and sides paired with an abundant wine list.
Forty may be the new thirty, and you’ve definitely earned a 40th birthday celebration in Napa Valley.
Check into Bardessono Hotel and Spa and you will most certainly feel as though “you have arrived.” After all, you’re 40 and you deserve it. Once you get to Bardessono, you may never want to leave! With beautifully appointed accommodations; on-site dining at Lucy Restaurant and Bar; and spa therapies at b Spa, Bardessono is simultaneously comfortable, understated, relaxing, and ultra-chic.
In Yountville, you don’t need to go far to find world-class dining. The list is long and never disappoints – anything from family style at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc to traditional French at Bistro Jeanty to a little of everything delicious at R+D Kitchen, your appetite will be met and your heart will be full indeed.
After a restful night at Bardessono, get an early bird start with an adventurous hot air balloon ride (they usually take off right from downtown Yountville).
After you’ve floated high above the valley experiencing breathtaking views, make your way back to town and make time for a lavish wine tasting at JCB Collection – truly an experience of the senses – with outstanding wines and an opulent ambience.
You’re 50 and fabulous! So, celebrate YOU in true Napa Valley style.
Check into the Alila Napa Valley and then just be fabulously pampered. This ultra luxury property offers amenities galore, including a spa, rooms with soaking tubs, and the Acacia House restaurant featuring the cuisine from Top Chef alum Chris Cosentino.
Start your day with a stroll in the charming downtown of St. Helena and splurge on a birthday gift for yourself – elysewalker boutique never disappoints for ultra-high-end fashion and Pennyweight offers a fun mix of unique gifts ranging from stationery and books to perfume and keepsake trinkets.
Book a winery tasting at nearby Vineyard 29 or Trinchero Napa Valley and experience an incredible range of wines and beautiful views. 50 will feel sublime.
For a bit of nostalgia book a tour on the Napa Valley Wine Train to round out a truly unforgettable Napa Valley experience. The romance and whimsy of riding in a rail car through the beautiful vineyards while enjoying a delicious lunch paired with wine is certainly a birthday treat you won’t soon forget.
Like a fine Napa Valley wine, you only get better with age.
For your 60th birthday, treat yourself to a stay at Auberge du Soleil, which embodies the essence of sophistication...just like you. This adults-only retreat is secluded, private, and serene. After getting settled into your room, enjoy a light bite at the Bistro and Bar and then head to a private winery tasting at Quintessa where the wines and views are unparalleled. Or, start with a wine tasting and don't miss the opportunity for dinner at The Restaurant at Auberge – it holds a Michelin star for a reason.
The next morning, get pampered and experience ultimate Zen and relaxation with spa therapies at Auberge. You will be tempted to stay all day (and, that's ok, you've earned it) or if you do decide to explore, head into the cute town of Calistoga for an unhurried, easy day. Explore Picayune Cellars and Mercantile where you can try unique and eclectic wines and shop for unique gifts all in one day. Then, head to Solbar at Solage for a superb and elevated lunch – try the ceviche and the fish tacos – so fresh and savory.
As you make your way back down Silverado Trail, check-in for your winery appointment at the beautiful Davis Estates. With several tasting experiences available and a large portfolio of wine, not to mention the views, your time at Davis – and your 60th birthday – will be savored.
Whether your milestone birthday is 21 or 60 or anything in between, there is a special and customized celebration with your name on it here in Napa Valley. So, cheers to another wonderful year of you being you – Napa Valley awaits your celebration!