24 Hours in Napa Valley, California

By Rob Hard | BusinessTravelDestinations.com | November 11, 2015

If you have an upcoming business trip to northern California, the idea of extending your stay and experiencing Napa Valley is a no brainer. I’ve done that several times. It’s less than 90 minutes from San Francisco and Oakland airports. And Napa Valley offers unique landscapes, amazing cuisine, boutique shops, spa resorts and wine education.

9:00 p.m. – Enjoy Nightlife in Napa Valley

While you can always find one or two places that are open late, Napa Valley tends to close earlier (10 p.m. or 11 p.m.). If you’d like to end the night with a little bit of entertainment, you need to stay on schedule (and check times because they vary).

One idea is to listen to live music at Silo’s in Napa. It’s an intimate club with seating around the stage. Depending on the night, their shows include blues, jazz, rock, reggae or Motown (Wednesday through Saturday). Silo’s has been described as an intimate hideaway. I’d like to check them out on my next visit to Napa.

Or relax back in Yountville and go to chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Napa Valley (I definitely want to get there, too). What’s even better is that it’s an easy walk from Villagio. Famous for its regional Italian cuisine, the restaurant’s interior is rustic and refined. But the bar is also lively, plus there’s an outdoor covered terrazzo with 40 seats.

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