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Truffle’s Travel Tips for Napa

Looking for ways to travel with the luxury ‘it girl’ style while touring wineries in Napa? Here are organizational tips from Truffle. 

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Planning a Trip to Napa Valley?

Whether you are planning a solo trip to Napa, or going with your friends or family, we have a few tips to help you make the most of it. Packing and organizing with Truffle can make your road trip or flight stress-free. It can match almost any aesthetic, carry your essentials, and make it easy to go from winery to winery or explore the city. Before we dive in on how to pack for your trip to Napa Valley, let's talk about when to travel and what to do there to make it memorable. 

When is the Best Time to Travel to Napa Valley?

Peak harvest season is August through October when the weather is perfect, vines are dripping with grapes, and wineries begin their annual “crush.” While it is fantastic to get a full experience and witness the wineries in action it is definitely the most crowded and expensive time to go. Taking advantage of off-season rates and smaller crowds can be just as fun, and what’s not to love about sitting around a cozy fire pit with a glass of Napa Cab?

If you are planning a trip to Napa Valley and want to visit wineries, be sure to check if reservations are required. Many wineries offer full tours where you can get a peek behind the scenes of the winemaking process and explore the vineyards up close and personal. There are also several wine-tasting venues and wine bars to explore throughout the valley.

How Long Should Your Napa Trip Be?

Napa Valley can be a day trip or the main destination on your itinerary. For those planning to stay, we recommend a long weekend of three to four days.

You can pack as much or as little as you like into a few days, experiencing the rush of harvest season in Napa. A few days is ideal for enjoying the scenery and experiences without becoming exhausted.

What to Do in Napa Valley?

We recommend picking one or two wineries a day to relax and enjoy the ambiance and experience. You can view the list of 204 wineries in Napa Valley and see what fits your style. You can choose wineries that allow walk-ins or make reservations to guarantee a day in the vineyard and the chance to taste extraordinary wines.

Take your friends or family to have a picnic at Merryvale for quality time and memories. If you are looking for a picturesque venue, try the Burgess Cellars. You will walk through the gardens and vineyard before your curated wine tasting. 

Cabernet makes up over 40% of the Napa Valley wine production. So be prepared for Cabernet Sauvignon at what feels like every winery or pick a Cabernet winery that suits your style of luxury.  

Try the Napa Valley Wine Train where you can admire the vibrant Napa landscape while eating exceptional cuisine to match the exquisite wine from the local vineyards.

While you are in Napa, we suggest a trip downtown for an elegant dinner and drinks. Take a hot air balloon trip to see Napa Valley from a whole new view. Rent a bike and explore the picturesque towns, stopping for lunch and sips along the way. Immerse yourself into the vibrant city, witness the colorful trees, and see what all the excitement is about. 

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How to Pack for Your Napa Trip

Now that we explored a few travel tips and destinations, let's talk about packing and style. To help pack your toiletries, cosmetics, tech essentials, and easy ways to organize your suitcase, check out our Travel Favorites

A few of our must-have Truffles for Napa include the following:

  • Packing Cube Trio: to organize your luggage you can plan your outfits for each day, down to the accessories.
  • Standard Jetset Case: a clear makeup case for easy-to-see cosmetic organization. Pack your travel liquid makeup or skincare, pallets, and brushes in our TSA-approved case.
  • Clarity Clutch Small: pack your on-the-go essentials like your phone, wallet, travel sunscreen, and lip gloss, or use it as a toiletry pouch. It can be used as a clutch or attach our Wristlet Strap for extra versatility. 
  • Crossbody Bag: walk the vineyards, explore the city, or attend an event in Napa with a designer crossbody bag that is clear and fashionable. We have a wide selection of styles and colors, but the convenience is constant. Pack your wallet, winery brochures, sunglasses, and lip balm. Keep your essentials close so you don't have to worry about leaving anything behind when you travel to the next Napa winery.

Stay organized on your Napa trip this year with our travel tips. Share your Truffle-inspired adventures by tagging @mytruffleco on Instagram.

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