Downtown Napa is the perfect destination to explore on foot. Visitors will find a slew of tasting rooms, local breweries, boutiques, restaurants, and more spanning several buzzy blocks, and you can spend an entire day strolling around and exploring the many new additions. Don’t miss public art sculptures displayed throughout downtown, and give yourself bonus points for being a sustainable traveler and using your own two feet for eco-friendly transport! 

Morning Walkabout

Start your morning off in Downtown Napa’s Oxbow District and fuel up with a breakfast sandwich at Model Bakery. While there, stroll through Oxbow Public Market, grab a pour-over at Ritual Coffee, and shop local merchants such as Napa Bookmine, Napa Valley Distillery, The Olive Press, and Whole Spice.

What the Fork

Head next door to The CIA at Copia and take a walk through the expansive outdoor culinary gardens. Stop for a selfie with the giant fork sculpture, “Fork,” by local artist Gordon Huether. Take a walk inside Copia at the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum, shop for culinary delights at the The Marketplace at Copia, have a meal at The Grove, or a cocktail at The Haven.

Things are Brewing

Ready for a beer? Before heading across the river, pop into Fieldwork Brewing, Trade Brewing, or Napa Yard - Oxbow Gardens for a quick pint. You can also bookmark these spots for later if you’d rather do a pre-dinner beer tasting.

Time for Lunch 

Walk over the First Street bridge and continue along First Street. Ready for a lunch break? For a convenient grab and go bite, hit up The Dutch Door, Contimo Provisions, or Frankie's Deli & Market and then find a seat at the community tables at Dwight Murray Plaza. If you want to sit down for a more leisurely lunch, head to Norman Rose Tavern, Grace’s Table, or Eiko’s, all of which offer outdoor patio seating as well as indoor dining.

Stroll & Shop

Now that you’re all fueled up, walk off those calories consumed with a little retail therapy. First Street Napa is the go-to spot for shopping, and you’ll find a handful of new shops that have opened up in the past year including Riza Plants, C’est La Paire for chic boots and handbags; The Bennington Napa Valley for vintage finds; and Copperfield’s Books. Honey Whiskey Boutique as well as nearby Tay & Grace offer up beautifully curated women’s clothing and accessories that capture the Napa Valley lifestyle.

Don’t forget to stop at the Napa Valley Welcome Center for souvenirs to take home (and get some local insider tips for how best to explore the Valley's other charming towns while you're at it).

Time for Wine

Luckily for you, there are more than 45 tasting rooms in the Downtown Napa area, all within easy walking distance of one another. Many of these tasting rooms are walk-in friendly, but it's always a good idea to make a reservation beforehand for a better experience. Here's just a few of the many tasting rooms in Downtown Napa:

Spots for Snacks

If you’re hungry but not quite ready for dinner at this juncture, grab a seat on the patio and have a quick snack at Compline (try the duck fries, you won’t regret it), Bounty Hunter BBQ (the pimento cheese dip is out of this world), or Napa Palisades Saloon (chili-dusted fried cheese curds? Yes, please!).

Downtown Dinner Options 

Whatever cuisine you crave, it’s pretty likely you’ll find it in Downtown Napa. If you’re looking to go all-out, level up with alfresco sushi and seafood overlooking the river at Morimoto, surf and turf at Cole’s Chop House, French delights at Angèle Restaurant & Bar, or farm-to-table global fusion at Torc.

For a more casual vibe, try delicious Italian at Oenotri, authentic Spanish tapas at Zuzu, modern Thai dishes at Osha Thai, or handmade American comfort food at local-favorite Kitchen Door.

Late Night 

The sun has gone down, but you’re not quite ready to call it a night. Downtown Napa has some awesome spots where locals and visitors can keep the party going. Head up to the rooftop bar at Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel and enjoy reverse happy hour starting at 9 pm, or stop at The Arbaretum for Instagrammable hand-crafted cocktails, Wilfred's Lounge for island-inspired cocktails and cuisine, Chispa for tequila-centric cocktails and unexpected bar bites, or The Fink for perfectly crafted cocktails in a speakeasy vibe.