So, you want to visit Napa, what’s next?
There are three key things that all girls’ weekends need: delicious food, good wine or cocktails, and fun.
And three totally different, fun and sassy girlfriends! So, let’s back up. Our original trip was scheduled for August 2018. However, one of my friends ended up getting pregnant with her second child. I had to refocus and put all my attention to getting a new job because my last one was stressing me OUT! So, the Bossy Posse reconvened last November to discuss where to land, where to stay, what to eat and (most importantly) where to Swish, Smell and Sip!
Now it wasn’t easy there was a lot of back and forth, sold out winery tours (yes in January), and a huge spike in prices. Me being the type A person that I am I created a spreadsheet covering everything and shared it in Google docs with the group. Sit back and sip as I share our itinerary with you:
1. Arrival – San Fran airport is about an hour or so from Napa depending on the traffic. Since we are flying from different cities, it was better for everyone to meet in San Fran. There are other airports in the area, but we opted for San Fran which has better flight options and things to do.
Instead of driving or getting an Uber to Napa we decided to take the Ferry! (Super touristy, right?)
2. Accommodations – We looked at several hotels and resorts on actual wineries. Our first choice had skyrocketed in price because we are going during peak season and we were procrastinating. Book your accommodations as soon as you finalize your dates for the best rates!
Vino Bello Resort - They offer suites and condos which are perfect for a girl’s trip.
3. Napa Itinerary – There are over 400 wineries in Napa and 600 + if you include Sonoma. Narrowing down your list can be overwhelming! Let me tell you as the planner in the group I rarely get stressed because I enjoy it. But this right here had my head spinning! Most wineries require reservations. If you are going during peak season, I highly recommend booking your tickets in advance! We have five tours scheduled over the course of our three days in wine country.
The struggle was real when it came time to narrow down the wineries. However, we had three no-brainers on our list Domaine Chandon, Raymond Vineyards and Castello di Amorosa. Thanks to my googles (reference from The Breakfast Club interview – google it) research. I also recommend calling the Napa Welcome Center prior to booking anything.
As it gets closer to the trip I will share: What to pack for a girl’s getaway in Napa and the Ultimate Guide to Napa with pics and reviews. For now, I give you my itinerary and planning tips to a girls-only weekend in Napa.