The strain of the holidays takes its toll on even the toughest. Instead of visiting relatives for Thanksgiving and Christmas, many decide to take a vacation of their own at the end of the year, or their leisure vacation is combined with holiday travel. As opposed to staying at grandmother’s house for a family holiday reunion, visitors looking for some personal space will reserve a hotel room. For more cozy environs, these holiday travelers ought to check into a bed and breakfast. Not only are they more intimate, but in Napa Valley, activities abound for those seeking to get away from relatives or enjoy a quiet vacation for the holidays.
Thanksgiving in Napa Valley doesn’t mean the closing of the fine restaurants and wineries on turkey day. The Silverado resort and spa, Etoile restaurant, as well as the Napa Valley wine train all will serve Thanksgiving dinner complete with world class cuisine and fine wines. After Thanksgiving, rather then fight the crowds on Black Friday, travelers can visit the festivities at the Napa Valley Annual Festival of Lights culminated by the town illumination ceremony at dusk. The Napa Christmas parade follows the lighting the next night at 5pm through the streets of Napa.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the wineries throw open their doors for tourists to experience the true generosity of the Napa Valley. The Rubicon Estate provides a vacation open house. The Napa County Historical Society hosts its annual historic candlelight holiday tour of the region. Meadowood celebrates Christmas with its twelve days of Christmas celebration with famous chefs, food and fun. Travelers must also inquire about touring singers, comedians, actors as well as other stage productions which visit the Napa Valley over the holidays. There’s even a holiday excursion and tasting stopping at all of the historic inns in Napa Valley. No matter what one’s interest, you will have something to gratify everyone.
Visitors to Napa Valley are swayed to reserve their bed & breakfast rooms well in advance. The hectic travel period from Thanksgiving to Christmas sees few vacancies, particularly at the most popular sites. Whether seeking to getaway from the relatives, find a comfy site to stay close by or simply to get away from the strain of the holidays, the bed and breakfasts within Napa Valley will show the same hospitality and warmth the area has come to be known for.