It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you want to come to beautiful Napa Valley to spend three days soaking up the sun and sipping some wine. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s some things you should know.
Memorial Day = BottleRock Napa Valley
The BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, now in its 10th year, takes place over three days at the Napa Valley Expo grounds in the City of Napa. This means that the City of Napa and surrounding areas will be busy with festival-goers. You might be able to score last-minute tickets, or check out one of the BottleRock AfterDark shows in and around Napa Valley.
If you can’t score tickets but still want to participate in the fun, check out some of the BottleRock-adjacent parties. Dance the day away at Chateau Buena Vista's Crocodile BottleRock and Be Bubbly's Bubblerock: Bubbles, Drag & DJ, or check out the action at BottleRock After Hours at Solage Calistoga.
Looking for food and drinks in Downtown Napa after the concerts? Be sure to check out what's open late!
Not headed to BottleRock? Don’t despair!
There’s still so much to do Memorial Day weekend. Avoid the crowds and head upvalley to the towns of Calistoga, St. Helena, and Yountville to a wine tasting or a leisurely meal.
Wine Tasting in the Heart of the Valley
Prefer to stick to wine? Check out wineries in the middle of the valley, an area known for the warm sunshine and cool evenings. Book ahead to taste at some legendary Napa Valley wineries. Here's just a few:
Spas in Calistoga
If your weekend plans are more focused on spas than festivals, Calistoga is the place for you. They have a myriad of spas and mineral pools where you can get some rest & relaxation and soak in the beautiful weather. Here's just a few of our favorites:
Shopping in St. Helena
Prefer to shop until you drop? Stroll St. Helena’s main street to browse their collection of boutiques and stores, then drop in for a tasting at The Saint, a bank-turned-wine lounge and restaurant.
Or, head a little further north of downtown St. Helena to Brasswood Estate and spend a few hours wine tasting, dining and shopping all in one spot.
Culinary in Yountville
If your preferences are more of the epicurean variety, Yountville is the place to be. Drop by La Calenda, Chef Thomas Keller’s Oaxacan-inspired restaurant for a leisure al fresco meal.
Then take a walk to Priest Ranch Winery Tasting Room, where you can try their famous bacon and wine pairing.
No matter what you’re seeking, Napa Valley has something for you this Memorial Day weekend.