If you’re trying to plan the perfect family summer vacation, then look no further than Napa Valley. Even if you already live in Napa Valley, you can do a staycation this year and reconnect with what makes our area so perfect.
Considered the prime tourist season, summer is when Napa Valley truly comes alive. The chance of rain this time of year is small. And on average, daily highs are in the upper 70s to 80s, making it ideal weather for outdoor activities.
During the summer months, the vineyards are in full, green growth. Because the days are longer, you’ll have plenty of time for dining alfresco after a day of wine-tasting. Many wineries even host summer festivals, and it’s the perfect time of year for a winery picnic.
Festivals and Family Fun
When we say there’s lots to do in Napa Valley during the summer, we mean it. Browse any local guide and you’ll find daily activities to engage in and numerous festivals, concerts, and celebrations taking place each month. No matter when you plan your trip, your calendar will be full.
While there are too many summer festivals to name them all, one of our favorite (and one of the biggest) is Festival Napa Valley. Dubbed “The 10 Best Days of Summer,” this festival presents world class performances staged in iconic Napa Valley venues. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants, chefs, and vintners participate each year.
If your main reason for visiting Napa Valley in the summer is because the kids are out of school, you’re in luck. Napa Valley has a wide variety of family friendly summer activities to enjoy. The Petrified Forest in Calistoga enables you to step back in time and explore giant redwood trees that were turned to stone 3.4 million years ago by a local volcano.
Kids and adults alike are sure to love visiting the Old Faithful of California Geyser. Known as “Little Old Faithful,” the geyser erupts every 15-30 minutes and treats onlookers to a dramatic show of nature. There’s also an animal farm on site that houses goats, sheep, and llamas.
Whether you come to Napa Valley for a week or decide to stay for a lifetime, you’re sure to find enough to do to keep everyone happy. And, if you’ve been dreaming of living the Napa Valley lifestyle, now is the perfect time to make your move. Remember, you can find many great real estate tips and Napa Valley information on our Facebook page. If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, we can help! Contact us today!