St. Helena Family Friendly Activities


Elizabeth Spencer Winery- Relax in the Courtyard while tasting a tremendous selection of limited, small-production wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Mendocino.

Calistoga Depot- A local-serving gourmet grocery, also sells wines hailing from Calistoga and the surrounding Napa Valley. Enjoy these by the bottle or by the glass to sip on their sunny patio. 

Oakville Wine Merchant & Grocery– Enjoy more than 50 wines by the glass from Napa’s finest producers in a comfortable lounge setting. Pop over next door to the bustling grocery founded in 1881 serving sandwiches, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and other picnic-friendly fares. 

Brasswood Estate- Enjoy wine tastings by appointment only or wines by the glass on their beautiful and lush outdoor patio. 

Clif Family WineryTaste delicious organic wines on the enclosed back patio. The staff will provide your littles with coloring sheets and crayons. 

Grgich Hills Estate- Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, that consistently produces world-class wines. Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first earned worldwide recognition when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that he crafted won the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France. 

Hall St. Helena- Award-winning for its art and architecture, the Tasting Gallery offers a variety of experiences for every wine lover. Join a tour, taste at the bar, or enjoy a formal seated tasting. 

Merryvale Vineyards- Enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace at Merryvale Vineyards for a fantastic tasting experience. 

Ballentine Vineyards- Experience a small, family-owned winery who have been rooted in Napa for over 100 years.

Cakebread Cellars- Share your passion for wine with the next generation on this family-friendly tasting, where the children can listen and learn as the adults sample 4 current releases in a communal walkaround experience. Available daily at 10:00 am, this communal walking experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Castello di Amorosa- Explore The Castle on your own with roaming access to the two main levels. Parents will enjoy a tasting of 5 wines while the littles enjoy non-alcoholic muscat grape juice. 

Cliff Lede Vineyards- Indulge in Napa Valley Stags Leap District wines in their lush outdoor courtyard. 

Erosion Wine Co- Located in the heart of Napa Valley in downtown S.t Helena, the Tap House has something for everyone including kid-friendly activities. Coloring sheets, ice cream, and more! 

Frog’s Leap Winery- Family-friendly reservations to visit the winery are available before noon, and must be booked over the phone. Please contact the property for details and to inquire about availability.

Flora Springs Tasting Room- Affectionately known as “The Room,” features a courtyard picnic area and a rooftop Lounge, which both offer stunning views of Napa Valley’s western hillsides and vineyards. 

Lang & Reed Napa Valley– Known as the Spring House the wine-producing family, specializing in Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc invites you to taste locally sourced wines and hear their story.

Louis M. Martini- The newly restored winery features an array of world-class tasting flights and culinary experiences. Sit back in Martini Park and savor three distinct Martini wines in a relaxed al fresco environment.  This tasting also includes an artisan cheese board, prepared by the wineries Executive Chef. 

Nichelini Family Winery- Off the beaten path enjoy an unrushed experience at the oldest continually family-owned winery in Napa Valley. 

Oasis by Hoopes Vineyards- This family-owned and operated winery is also very family-friendly. Enjoy a casual family atmosphere where tasting by the mini bottle is replaced by traditional tasting. Explore the grounds and say hello to their onsite rescue animals, including a herd of pigs, goats, chickens, mini horses, Cleo the turkey, puppies, and a donkey.

Pestoni Family Winery- Taste wines, stroll through the gardens, enjoy a picnic, and enjoy a game of bocce ball.

Peju Winery- Explore the stunning grounds as you discover the depth of the PEJU portfolio, with a tasting featuring five of our most popular Napa Valley wines. Available Monday-Thursday 10 am and Friday-Sunday 10 am and 11:30 am. 

Pope Valley Winery-  Just over the hill from St. Helena enjoy a picturesque afternoon tasting wine, playing a game of bocce or cornhole, and taking in the pioneer countryside. 

Prager Winery & Port Works- Family Owned and Operated, Prager Winery and Port Works has been producing World Class ports in the Napa Valley for 43 years.

Seavey Vineyards- On a visit to the Seavey Vineyards property, you will sample hand-crafted wines made in the finest classical tradition and get a rare glimpse into a small, family-operated vineyard and winery whose practices and traditions honor the “Old Napa Valley.”

Tres Sabores Winery- Known as “the ranch” this winery features certified organic wines, heirloom gardens, heritage olive trees, and much more. 

V. Sattui Winery- Choose from a variety of food, wine, and venues, surrounded by beautiful views of their estate vineyards and surrounding mountain ranges.

Culinary Scene

Oakville Grocery Serving sandwiches, salads, and wine with a picnic-friendly fare. 

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch- Farm-to-table New American fare. Michelin Guide feature.

Farmstead Garden Cafe- Farm-to-table New American fare. 

The Forum at Meadowood- Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner feature the seasonal bounty from Meadowood Farm and showcase extensive ingredients from local proprietors. 

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen- Farm-to-table comfort food. 

Brasswood Bar + Bakery- Artisan bakery, deli, and culinary boutique. 

Harvest Table- California & wine country kitchen. 

The Village- Featuring a lush lawn encircled by tasting rooms and steps from a selection of star-rated restaurants. 

TRUSS Restaurant + Bar- Modern fine dining experience.

The Bruscetteria Food Truck- James Beard Award-winning California farm-to-fork food truck.  

House of Better- Elevated counter service offering Southwest-inspired comfort food for healthy appetites + pie. 

The Bakery Cafe by Illy at CIA Greystone- Grab & go pastries, cookies, soups, salads, sandwiches, sides, and more. 

The Charter Oak- Seasonal, family-style Californian fare. Michelin Guide feature. 

Charlie’s Napa Valley– New family-run neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Napa Valley, serving a casual new American menu alongside a full bar with local and international wines and creative cocktails.

Gillwoods Cafe- Casual spot with American cafe fare for breakfast & lunch. 

Gott’s Roadside- California-inspired dishes & soft serve ice cream. James Beard award eats. 

Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen- Nepalese & Indian. 

La Prima Pizza- Low-key pizzeria. 

Market Restaurant- California fresh, local, organic. 

Pizzeria Tra Vigne- Northern Italian & wood fired pizza. 

The Station Roadside coffee & grab-and-go New American eats with an organic focus. 

V. Sattui Deli & Weekend Food Truck– From the deli enjoy daily made sandwiches, Panini, salads, and pasta and from the weekend food truck grilled seasonal entrees, salads, pizzas, and truffle parmesan fries. 

Places to Stay

The Ink House –Premiere destination for travelers pursuing the ultimate luxury experience. 

Meadowood Napa Valley- Forbes-rated 5-star luxurious Napa resort getaway and spa.  

Southbridge Napa Valley- Nestled in the heart of St. Helena within walking distance to boutique shopping and world-class wine tasting.  

Four Seasons Napa Valley- In the food and wine capital of North America, Four Seasons welcomes you to a one-of-a-kind wine country resort set within a world-class vineyard. 

Harvest Inn- Captures the charm of vineyard life, mixing California contemporary living with storybook charm.  

Meritage Resort & Grand Reserve- Located on acres Of Napa Sun-Soaked Hillside Vineyards the Authentic Tuscan Flair resort features 145 guest rooms, on-site wine-tasting rooms and dining, underground cave spa treatments, and more.  

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral SpringsIconic resort and spa destination located in the heart of the charming town of Calistoga. 

Bothe Napa Valley State Park- 50 developed wooded campsites featuring restored historic cabins, yurts, and RV access.

Church Street VRBO- Two-story farmhouse is one block from Main Street in downtown St. Helena. 

El Bonita Motel- Retro Hotel with a unique culture that blends the past with the present. 

Inn St. Helena- Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast.  

The Bungalows at Calistoga- Boutique family-owned boutique hotel features stunning modern craftsman homes designed and decorated to make you feel like you just stepped into a magazine photo shoot. 

Vineyard Country Inn- Country-style B&B set on a 1-acre vineyard close to downtown amenities and wineries. 

Things to Do

Bale Grist Mill Historic State Park- The park is the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846 and is one of only two water-driven mills remaining west of the Mississippi River. Open Weekends 10 am-4 pm and Monday holidays. 

Bothe Napa Valley State Park- Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, the Park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, and 10 miles of hiking trails that go through stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone.

Crane Park- 12-acre park featuring tennis courts, bocce ball courts, Little League baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, children’s playgrounds, and picnic tables. 

Cameo Cinema- Catch a film at California’s oldest continuously operating single-screen movie theater. 

Lyman Park- The one-acre park consists of individual picnic tables, grassy areas, a children’s play area, and a historic gazebo. 

Napa Valley Museum-  The museum features exhibits on the history, culture, and environment of Napa Valley as well as the creative expressions of regional and local artists.

Napa Valley Bike Tours- Napa Valley’s year-round fair weather and stunning stretches of vineyard-dotted roads make it the ideal place to explore by bicycle.

Nimbus Arts- Sign up for a class or camp for an interactive afternoon in St. Helena.

St. Helena Skate Park– Located in Crane Park, the 18,000-square-foot park features lots of room for skateboarding and skating fun! 

St. Helena Farmers Market-  St. Helena’s Friday morning tradition. Open May-October at Crane Park enjoy a variety of local vendors and offers interactive kids storytime.

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