Cultural and Lifestyle Attractions Around Napa Valley

by Elysian Magazine

Image above courtesy of the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center

While in St. Helena, allow yourself to enjoy a walking tour to downtown Napa, experience dining by the rail on the Napa Valley Wine Train, float above the valley in a fun hot air balloon ride, and do not miss out on the art galleries. If you have children with you, consider a visit to Gott’s Roadside for a yummy meal with the little ones, and Castello di Amorosa for those who love animals and exploring castles.

Other top choices of places and experiences that you must not miss out while you are in Napa Valley:

Napa Valley Museum

55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA 94599

The Napa Valley Museum is on the grounds of the Veteran Home in Yountville, a 15-minute drive from St. Helena. If you have been longing for a good dose of culture and history, a trip to this museum is bound to make you happy. Current exhibits include “Dangerous Games: Treacherous Toys We Loved as Kids” and the museum’s permanent exhibition about the history and people of Napa Valley, which includes rare antique winemaking equipment and a rotating schedule of history displays.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center

2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

The delightful Schulz Campus includes the Kite-Eating Tree in its courtyard, the Warm Puppy Café across the street, and other named-for-Peanuts “landmarks.” As the museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this August, exhibits, children’s activities and guest artists round out the festivities. A recreation of Schulz’s studio is a permanent exhibit, and a collection of his personal effects will lend additional charm to your visit. Explore activities and ways to search the collection at

Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Who needs a passport when you can have an African adventure right here in wine country? Safari West is a mighty, 400-acre wildlife sanctuary that offers exciting attractions and guided, open-air jeep tours daily. Whether you are in Saint Helena with a group of friends or your family, a trip to the Safari should be fun! Their wine safari adventures include “Brews and Buffalos,” “Winos and Rhinos” or their traditional private wine safaris through roving herds of wild antelope, buffalo, giraffes and more.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

1490 Library Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574

Do not miss out on the unique opportunity of experiencing the public display of the largest collection of Stevenson memorabilia in the world. Beginning with how the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum came to be, its permanent exhibition guides visitors through the 44 years of this beloved author’s life and his lasting influence on literature, entertainment, and culture. This is a unique chance to see Stevenson’s toy soldiers, family artwork and photographs, family furniture, and original manuscript pages from some of the author’s most famous works.

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