24 Hours in St. Helena

Looking for a quick 24-hour experience of the quintessential town of St. Helena in the beautiful Napa Valley? Look no further here is your perfect guide!

Start your drive amongst Highway 29, rolling past the vineyards. Stop for a quick photo opportunity at the Welcome to Napa Valley Sign just as you reach St. Helena.

Clif Family
Clif Family Bruschetteria

 Once you make it to town enjoy lunch and great wines at Clif Family Winery & Bruschetteria Truck. Clif Family offers flavorful St. Helena wines that are paired zestfully with their farm -resh bruschettas and other seasonal organic fresh items.

Yao Ming
Yao Ming

Once checked in, you can walk down to Main Street St. Helena and enjoy a few wines at Yao Family Winery. Founded by the famous basketball player Yao Ming, this winery serves us true Napa Valley cabs, alongside other fan favorites. Sip on some wine, paired with chocolate for a fun experience right off Main Street. Once done, you can stroll through town at your own leisure.

El Bonita Motel

After lunch, get retro and check into El Bonita Motel. This charming and historic St. Helena motel will give you the throwback vibes of traveling down old school HWY 29 in wine country.

Explore Main Street and do some shopping. Stop inside some of our favorite stores such as Pennyweight, Sportago & Vintage Home. The historic downtown of Main Street has a great shopping vibe.

St Helena sidewalk sale shopping
Shopping in St. Helena

Head over to Market Restaurant for a wonderful seasonally fresh dinner. This local favorite has a menu that is true to its Napa Valley roots and will delight you with wonderful service!

Market Restaurant

Head back to your hotel and enjoy a bottle of wine around the fire pit amongst the vines and enjoy the outdoor air with your travel buddy!

The next morning wake up and start your day with a coffee and pastry at Model Bakery. A staple in Napa Valley, Model Bakery has freshly baked goods, including an English Muffin that was listed as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things! YES, you get a muffin and you get a muffin!

Model Bakery
Model Bakery

Next, find yourself at Beringer Vineyards, exploring the historic wine caves and try their reserve cabernets you can only find at the winery!

Now is a perfect time to head to Bothe Park for a quick outdoor stroll amongst the tall trees and beautiful scenery.  Bothe-Napa Valley State Park contains the farthest inland coast redwoods in a California State Park. It’s stunning!

Bothe Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Photo by Brian Baer

Before heading home, stop at Charles Krug, Napa Valley’s oldest winery! Here you can taste wine made by four generations of winemakers! You can sip history and grab a charcuterie board with other fine artisanal treats at their Cucina di Rosa!

Robert Krug