We are stopping by the Napa area in late July for two days before launching onto a 10 day camping trip and need some recommendations.
We would like to stop a winery if possible but internet searches do not turn up any kid friendly places that don't sound super crowded. We would really only like to have a couple tastes and then walk the garden/vineyard or have a picnic.
I'd also like to know if there are great tourist stops to visit. I've read that there is a jelly belly factory and a Schultz Museum but I wasn't sure if they were worth visiting.
Another thing is dining options. We will be eating a a 2 breakfasts, a lunch and 2 dinners. Our kids are 4 and 2 and not picky at all but we prefer nothing too fancy (I'd hate our kids to ruin someone else's special night!). We loved Fremont Diner when drove through a couple years ago.
I'm a big beer person and would like to either go to Russian River or Lagunitas if possible. I'd prefer Russian River but I've heard that Lagunitas is more fun for the kids. Any insight into this?
I'm also looking for a great farm or farmers market where we can stock up on some fruits/vegetables before hitting the camping trip.
The last thing is our hotel. We have a free Marriott night but it didn't qualify for the Sonoma Marriot. We are in the Napa Marriott but there were others available in the area like Santa Rosa. Is our hotel a nice stay or is it better to stay on the outskirts.
Thanks a lot