Photo Essay: 24 Hours in Napa

Napa vineyards

It finally happened. My two best friends and I actually decided on a date to go on a vacation together. The three of us work full-time and go to grad school and even though our vacation was a mini one – an overnight in Napa, it was a much-needed and relaxing break. Many thanks to Kristin Luna from Camels & Chocolate for going on her girls’ trip to Napa and thereby kicking my butt and motivating me to actually make my own girls’ trip happen, otherwise the wonderful photos of food, wine, and blissful nothingness that you are about to see might not even exist.

First stop was lunch at the famous Oxbow Public Market which features specialty merchants and restaurants.

Oxbox Public Market

Oxbox Public Market

Oxbox Public Market

Hog Island Oyster Company

Next, we hit the wineries including Trefethen.

Trefethen Winery

Trefethen Winery

And also Frog’s Leap Winery, which is known for their organically grown grapes.

Frog's Leap Winery

Frog's Leap Winery

Frog's Leap Winery

Dinner in Downtown Napa was at the amazing Italian eatery, Oenotri.

Oenotri

After a night’s sleep at the Chardonnay Lodge, we visited Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery for breakfast.

 Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery

Much needed relaxation was found at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. For you Bay Area residents, ask for the Good Neighbor discount to use the salt baths, saunas, and warm pools without breaking the bank.

 Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

We couldn’t drive back to the city on an empty stomach. Five minutes from the spa is The Girl & the Fig – a delicious finale to an incredible weekend.

The Girl and the Fig

The Girl and the Fig

The Girl and the Fig

12 thoughts on “Photo Essay: 24 Hours in Napa

    1. Thank you for the recommendation! I don’t go to Napa as much as I should but am going to make a better effort from now own. I love reading about your semester at sea and I’m glad it’s going well!

  1. I can almost smell the bouchon bakery…mmm! They used to make these homemade pop tarts to die for. Each day was a different yummy filling!

  2. Seeing those food make me hungry. Reading and watching your post is really fun. I may able to feel the sentiments of ours having enjoyment. Love the place! GOD BLESS..

    1. I hadn’t been to Napa that much either before this and it was so nice I went again last weekend. We should take advantage of the short drive more often!

    1. Thanks Cathy! We are definitely lucky and I still don’t take as much advantage of wine country as I should. The food alone is motivation to make more trips up north.

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