Calling all maids of honor! Looking for a different way to spend the bachelorette party? Perhaps a weekend with the ladies in Napa Valley?
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Before you check into your abode, you’ll want to shop so you can stock up your soon to be kitchen for the weekend. There are more than a handful of farmer’s markets in Napa to choose from for fresh produce, vegetables, and more. As for drinks, try Onli Beverages which serves lightly carbonated flavored water, made with no artificial ingredients. If all natural is how you want your sparkling beverages, Onli Beverages has got you covered in a wide variety of flavors.
The beverages can be mixed for your own delicious cocktail creation or enjoyed as is with your favorite foods. Espresso Swiss Hazelnut, Espresso Tahitian Vanilla Mint, Lemon Mango Passion & Mint, and Lemon Watermelon all mix well with vodka. Hibiscus Pomegranate mixes well with a gin cocktail creation. And Huckleberry Pomegranate pairs perfectly with rum for that late night cocktail.
Mixology for “The Finn”
3 oz Siesta Key Gold Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz of onli Huckleberry Mint
Muddle the mint, add rum and lime juice, top with onli Huckleberry and serve with mint and lime garnish.
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The next day, after you’re all settled in, take in your surroundings of the wine country in a completely unexpected way… by walking or running a 5k.
The Napa Valley Marathon hosts a Kiwanis 5K in March. Registration is affordable and all proceeds from the race go to local schools and community charities.
The Wicked Wine Run in May has the options of participating in a 5k through the vineyards and trails of the Jamieson Ranch with celebratory wine at the finish or a 1K tasting walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route. And yes, if you want, you can do both. No matter what you choose, there is a Wicked Post Race Party with more wine, food trucks, and a live band to cap the evening off. yes, that’s right, this 5k does not take place in the morning like most. You’ll have all day to load up on carbs!
Destination Napa to Sonoma hosts the Gun Bun Fun Run 5k in July and begins at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, finishing downtown in the plaza for the post-race Wine & Music Festival.
If you’re not up for the physical activity, you can skip straight to the wine for a tasting tour at any of the above wineries or any number of wineries not mentioned.
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After seeing Napa Valley in a way most never get to, you’ll be ready to wind down and relax with your girls. It’s time for a spa treatment! There are a grand number of spa packages in a host of locations around Napa, CA so you’ll have to find the package that best suits your bride’s needs and desires. Happy searching!
Finally, close festivities out by checking out the music scene, whether it’s seeing a performance at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, going to a showcase at UpTown Theater – perhaps by one of your favorite artists on tour, checking out local talent at Capp Heritage, or eating out at Napkins Bar & Grill which is a late night restaurant with a dance club.
There is so much to do in Napa, CA, more than enough to create your very own affordable and fun itinerary for an upcoming bachelorette’s party. To all of the maids of honor out there, thank you for all of your hard work and good luck with your planning!
Image via Jamieson Ranch Vineyards