• Hot Air Balloons in Napa Valley

Things to Do in Napa Valley

This area may be most known for its fantastic wine, but there many more things to do and see in Napa Valley. Take to the sky in a hot air balloon, ride the river on a river cruise, or conquer the land on awesome hiking trails in the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Whatever your desire, Shady Oaks Country Inn is the perfect jumping-off point to discover Napa Valley attractions beyond the wine glass.


For a unique shopping experience, make your way down to Napa Valley`s Main Street. It is your one stop shopping for unique gifts and treasures. Here you will find everything to satisfy your health and beauty, style and luxury needs. Step into our local book and gift shops, then enjoy the afternoon at our local farmers markets. Explore all the places you can shop in St. Helena.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Get a bird’s eye view of the luscious Napa landscape from high up in a hot air balloon! Several operations are based in neighboring Yountville, including Balloons Above the Valley and Napa Valley Aloft.

Sparks Wine Country Events

See wine country from a different perspective! Cruise along the Napa River for a unique view of the landscape on Napa Queen, a quiet 21-foot passenger boat with Sparks Wine Country Events Bring your own snacks and libations to enjoy along the way!

Hiking Trails: Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Head over to the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park for great hiking trails, picnic grounds, or a dip in the outdoor pool. The historic Trucker House Visitor Center has displays, brochures, trail maps and a gift shop. Day use fee for cars in $8.

Wineries and Restaurants

St. Helena is perfectly located in the center of the Napa Valley, literally surrounded by fantastic wineries and restaurants , such as the Robert Modavi Winery, Cakebread Cellars and The French Laundry. For a comprehensive list of local wineries and restaurants and their websites, visit our Napa Valley Wineries page.
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Shady Oaks Country Inn

399 Zinfandel Lane
St. Helena, California  94574
United States

Tel: (707) 963-1190
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