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By Block Ice | August 29, 2022

There’s nothing quite like summer in Napa Valley. Hike up above the beautiful valley, or put your feet up and enjoy some of the finest wines in the world. Whatever your pleasure, there’s absolutely no way to go wrong with a weekend in Napa. 

While Napa is known for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, don’t pass it up even if you’re not a wine drinker. Visitors can enjoy exploring chic, walkable Downtown Napa, sample the region’s excellent whiskeys, and dine at award-winning restaurants.

Treat yourself to a Napa Valley weekend with this Block Ice-approved travel guide.

Enjoy a Napa Weekend Getaway with Block Ice

Stay in Style at the ARCHER

Start your weekend off by booking a room at the chic, inviting ARCHER hotel in Downtown Napa. Located on First Street, this beautiful hotel puts you at the heart of the best Napa has to offer, within walking distance of tasting rooms, restaurants, and more. 

Kick your morning off with a visit to the hotel’s full-service coffee bar by Ohm Coffee Roasters, a local coffee maker with a cult following. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a drink with a view at the ARCHER’s own rooftop bar, the Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar. Sip a handcrafted cocktail while you enjoy an unparalleled, panoramic view of the valley.

Fine Wine Country Dining at Charlie Palmer Steak

Connected to the airy lobby of the ARCHER hotel is Charlie Palmer Steak, led by Executive Chef Francisco Lopez, Jr. Charlie Palmer Steak pairs artisanal American beef with local wine country flavors.

Stop in for an innovative, elegant twist on your favorite cocktails - served over our clear craft ice, of course. You’ll enjoy sensational sips like the CP Manhattan, made with cocoa nibs, or an Old Fashioned made with a touch of brown butter. Pair your beverage with happy hour favorites like oysters on the half shell or tuna tartare.

Whiskey Tasting at Napa Valley Distillery

The Napa Valley Distillery was the first distillery in the City of Napa since Prohibition. They offer three unique experiences to help create your perfect weekend.

The Grand Tasting Salon: Enjoy an old-fashioned speakeasy experience when you stop in for an educational distillery tour and tasting flight.

The Hollywood Room: Sip in style with this cocktail bar and kitchen, done with unforgettable Old Hollywood style. 

The Oxbow Tasting Bar: Located in the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, this is the perfect stop for travelers eager to sample a little bit of all of the treats the valley has to offer. 

Enjoy Dinner & Local History at AVOW

Wrap up your Napa Valley weekend with dinner at AVOW. AVOW is a beautiful tri-level restaurant and bar steeped in history.

This Renaissance-Revival style building originally opened its doors in 1908, and in the years since has been no stranger to good food. It originally opened as the Thomas Restaurant. Current owner Joe Wagner restored the building’s facade to its original 1908 aesthetic, and opened it as AVOW. 

AVOW’s kitchen is led by head chef Michael Williams, who offers authentic California cuisine that incorporates elements of both plant-based and more conventional fare. At the bar, you’ll enjoy creative and inspirational cocktails served over your favorite clear craft ice.

If you enjoyed your weekend in Napa, you’ll love visiting one of the other NorCal bars and restaurants that offer our clear craft ice. Enjoy a drink with Block Ice wherever you are in Northern California. Find a location near you and come raise a glass with us.