Modern Guide to Downtown Napa: The Small Town Is Having a Stylish Renaissance
Tasting pair with fine art at Acumen Wine Gallery.

Modern Guide to Downtown Napa: The Small Town Is Having a Stylish Renaissance


Downtown Napa is in the middle of a Wine Country renaissance, with new restaurants, shops, bars, hotels, and tasting rooms (of course) popping up on every corner. The additions mean there's plenty to do for teetotalers, or for those suffering from palate burnout after a long day at the wineries.

Shop: A Luxury Development Joins Small-Town Stores

A rendering of the development at First Street Napa.

First Street Napa

Downtown Napa's shopping scene is getting a major upgrade with the addition of more than 40 high-end retailers and restaurants at First Street Napa. The upscale outdoor shopping mall, which will include UK-based Lush Cosmetics and Los Angeles-based boutique Maris Collective, is spread over three blocks, but like the Archer Hotel, First Street's anchor tenant, the retail component has faced major delays.

Boho Lifestyle

Owner Indra Fortney has been rocking bohemian style since she was a kid (see the cool vintage family pictures on the walls), so it's not surprising that she opened a clothing store embracing floral maxi dresses, vintage denim, lace crop tops, and jewelry from local designers. The shop recently moved down the street, next to the Starbucks, and gets new arrivals in every week. // 1390 1st St. (Napa),

Napa Valley Olive Oil

Napa's famous olive oil is almost as coveted as its wine. With flavors like blood orange, basil, black truffle, and yes, even butter, here's your chance to bring a bottle home and massage your kale with the best of the best. // 1331 1st St, Napa,

General Store Napa

Set in the old mill, Napa General Store is half restaurant, half shop devoted to all things Napa. Souvenirs, locally-handcrafted items to the likes of candle holders, wine racks, and furniture made from recycled wine barrels, as well as art and jewelry (some made from corks), will satisfy your souvenir needs. // 540 Main St #100 (Napa),

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