Explore beyond Napa Valley’s Main Street and discover farm-fresh, hyper-local eats, hidden gems, and even a secret waterfall (shh!).
- Start your day at the St. Helena Farmers Market, a local Friday morning tradition. Stock up on farm-fresh goodies, and make sure to grab a breakfast burrito (or a few tasty homemade empanadas) to fuel up for a morning hike.
- Enjoy a 15-minute scenic drive to Angwin, park at the Pacific Union College tennis courts, and hike to Linda Falls to discover one of Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets. The trail to the waterfall is only about 1.5 miles round-trip, and it’s a fairly easy hike for all ages. Watch our IGTV video on Linda Falls to see it up close and find out more about this hidden gem.
- Ready for some sustenance? Head back to downtown St. Helena and pop into Station SH for sandwiches, salads, and other freshly made goodies. Pack them up and take to your next stop for a secluded picnic in the shade. Station SH doesn’t sell wine, but don’t worry- we’ll take care of that shortly.
- Venture just a few blocks over to Napa Valley Olive Oil Company (located behind The Charter Oak). Grab a bottle of local wine and stock up on snacks, then enjoy a secluded lunch on the shaded picnic tables out front.
- It’s time for a little shopping on Main Street. Take advantage of the slower pace, pop into Model Bakery, and take home some of those famous English muffins to have for breakfast tomorrow along with your fresh farmers market goodies.
- A day in St. Helena isn't complete without a sipping session, so plan an afternoon alfresco tasting at Tres Sabores. A Wine Educator will guide you through the property to see the beautiful gardens, adorable goats, and alluring vineyards while you enjoy the first four tastings of your six-wine flight. To wrap up your tasting, have a seat on the lovely rustic patio overlooking the valley and hang out with the resident golden retrievers.
- Become a tourist in your own town! Head over to the Napa Valley sign outside of St. Helena on 29 at golden hour and snap a sunset pic.
- It’s dinner time. Browse a list of St. Helena restaurants and enjoy a quiet dinner on the patio. You can find all our favorite spots, plus insider tips on what to order, in the St. Helena Wine & Dine Guide.
- Last stop, a nightcap at The Saint. This cozy downtown spot is open late and perfect for a post-dinner glass of wine.
Looking to make it a weekend? One day is definitely not enough time to soak up all St. Helena has to offer, so check out the Ultimate Guide to St. Helena for three full days of epic adventures.