Oxbow has capitalized on the sweeping trend of one-stop-shop markets, offering a lively space to snack, drink, shop and kick back in Downtown Napa. If you’re here for a full meal, there are plenty of places to dine: Gott’s Roadside serves its signature burgers and ahi poke tacos while Hog Island Oyster company lets you slurp down bivalves to your hearts content. But possibly the best part of Oxbow is wandering the vendor stalls for knickknacks and artisan goods. Napa Valley Distillery is a veritable library of shrubs, bitters and anything else you might want in a liquor store. At the Olive Press, you can sample dozens of olive oils and balsamic vinegars before landing on a couple to take home.
We get it—you're in town for the best Napa Valley wineries. Of course! But after a few days of swirl, sip, spit, repeat, your tastebuds will get a little weary. Put down your wine glass (trust us) and swich things up by checking out some great Napa restaurants and setting aside a day or two to explore the best things to do in Napa that don't come in a glass, from a game of bocce ball to a sunrise ride in a hot air balloon, or—if your belly is ready—a walk through one of the cutest farmers' markets in the state.
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