Plan For Vacation Day: Packing For Wine

January 26, 2023
Arts & Culture

It's the beginning of a new year, and you know what that means — it's time to start thinking of all the exciting new adventures on the horizon. Of course, for many, life, work, and other commitments quickly add up, and before you know it, it feels like there's no room for a vacation. Luckily, National Plan for Vacation Day is here to remind you just how important it is to take time off for yourself. 

Many people are given a set number of vacation days per year through their work, but did you know they often forget to take advantage of this workplace benefit? It's true! But it's so important to use those days. After all, they are there for a reason! Using your time to take care of yourself can positively impact every other aspect of your life, such as relationships, work, and, most importantly, your mental health. 

Your work-life balance is directly linked to your mental and physical well-being, which is why making use of your vacation time is crucial! It allows you time to relax and focus on doing the things that matter most. It gives you something exciting to look forward to and proves that hard work pays off. Taking a vacation from work is proven to reduce stress and improve your productivity.

"Wine" derful Ways to Spend Your Vacation Days 

So, once you hear about the benefits of taking your vacation, it's time to think about how you'll spend those days. We may be biased, but in our opinion, there's no better way to spend your vacation than relaxing with people you love, eating gourmet cuisine, taking in beautiful views, and sipping delicious wine. If you feel the same way, consider spending your vacation aboard the Wine Train in 2023! We provide a unique and distinctive journey filled with mouthwatering eats and, of course, endless wine! This experience is like no other and allows you to tour more than one hundred vineyards while taking in the breathtaking beauty of Napa Valley.

An Experience for Every Traveler

We offer a variety of experiences, including both half-day and full-day journies on the Wine Train.

Our full-day experience is called the Legacy Train Experience. It consists of a full six-hour adventure through Napa Valley, a four-course meal, a one-hour vineyard tasting, a two-hour tasting at Charles Krug and V. Sattui wineries, and a fun photo op at the iconic Napa Valley Welcome Sign! 

If you're not up to the full-day journey, a half-day experience might be more your speed. Our half-day experiences consist of the Vista Dome and the Gourmet Express. Alongside our gourmet dining trains, we also offer a variety of themed rides, such as Afternoon Tea, Dressed To The Nines On The Lines, and a Murder Mystery Dinner. With a ride for every interest, you will surely find a memorable journey aboard the Wine Train. 

It's Always A Good Time to Visit

Napa Valley is an excellent spot to vacation all year round, from the golden mustard blooms in the spring to the harvest colors of the fall. No matter what season you choose for your Wine Train vacation, you're bound to be impressed. Once you board our antique railcars, you are greeted with a welcoming glass of sparkling wine as you find your seat and prepare for the 36-mile journey you are about to embark on. First, take in elevated views of Napa Valley while we serve you a multiple-course gourmet meal prepared fresh from locally sourced ingredients by our executive chefs. Then, depending on the experience of your choice, enjoy some tastings or additional stops on the way, including the infamous Love Lock Bridge — where lovers place their initials for eternity. 

All Aboard A Weekend Away

Thinking of making it more than just a day away? Check out some of the fabulous hotel and train packages we've put together with our partners, and extend your Napa getaway to an overnighter! Choose between one or two-night stays with our packages and offers through our partner hotels! With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley, there are plenty of things to do, places to go, and wines to drink! 

It's time to take full advantage of your vacation days, and we're here to help! Toast to a Napa Valley vacation you'll always remember aboard the Wine Train in 2023! 

Soak in the best views of the Valley

Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon in our Vista Dome and pair our gourmet cuisine with stunning scenery in our exclusive observation style dining car. Reserve your seat on this breathtaking voyage today.