West Coast Road Trip: Napa Valley- Silverado Resort & Spa

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California
Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa Valley

San Francisco-West Coast Road trip- California

A California road trip is an adventure that’s been on our bucket list for quite some time. This April, it was finally time to make it happen. While the prospect of driving 1,000 miles in 9 days isn’t everyone’s idea of a vacation, the dynamic landscape of California leaves a new adventure around every corner and that’s what we were most looking forward to.

After spending our first night in San Francisco, we began our Cali road trip by heading northeast over the Golden Gate Bridge to the most renowned wine region in the US – Napa Valley. We began our stay by checking into the Silverado Resort. This resort featured multiple golf courses, fine dining, tennis courts, a market place and many other top-notch amenities. The location and property itself was beautiful. The golf course even hosts the PGA tour event- the Safeway Open. 


Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

Perhaps the most impressive and unique aspect of the Silverado was the guest rooms. Our section of the resort featured a fully stocked kitchen and dining/living area with a fireplace-in addition to the bedroom. With a luxury-condo like feel, these accommodations make the resort a versatile place for an extended stay for families or just a roomy romantic getaway.

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

For our day time activity, it was only fitting that we visit a few of Napa’s famous vineyards for some wine tasting and education on wine making. Our first stop was Raymond Vineyards. The atmosphere inside couldn't have been more unique as it featured colorful lighting and different themed rooms—a far cry from the stereotypical tasting room ambiance.  


Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California


Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California


From there, we stopped at Clos Du Val which was a great place to enjoy a glass of wine outside. The property was equipped with multiple cabanas and seating for visitors to admire the property and surrounding views. Overall, Napa was a great experience and a  cool way to start our trip.

We were lucky enough to be guided by a Napa Wine industry member throughout our vineyard experiences. While 90% of the discussions he exchanged with vineyard employees were ‘over our head,’ this gave us an incredible appreciation for the art, science, climate, and generations of knowledge that has built Napa into the wine mecca of the U.S. 
Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California

Napa Valley-West Coast Road trip- California


Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering                                                      

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