One of the things I love most about living in the bay area is the easy access to magical towns just a short drive away. A couple weeks ago, my friend and fellow Say Yes team member Gaby and I headed up there for a day trip in partnership with Uber, here’s how it went…
First, we headed up to an event at Dutcher Crossing Winery in Sonoma Valley. I love going to these PR events and learning about all the passion that goes behind these family owned wineries. They have the most stunning views of vineyards as well. Gaby and I sipped and snacked and felt so pampered by the team there (thanks for inviting us up, Dutcher Crossing!).
Uber is a great way to safety and easily get around Napa Valley. You can drive up and then use Uber to easily get around. Recently, Uber released a new On Trip Ratings & Feedback feature to continue working to help improve the quality of their rides. So now, Uber users can rate their trip mid-ride, providing a star rating with categorized and written feedback, plus a compliment or tip at any time instead of having to wait for the trip to end. This will help Uber recognize top-quality drivers and encourage top service.
On the way back down we stopped at the brand new Elsie Green shop Sebastopol. Elsie Green is my favorite place to shop for vintage pieces here in the bay area, and this new space at The Barlow is absolutely stunning. Several times a year they go to French flea markets and antique fairs and pick out the most stunning pieces for shipments back to the states. Definitely check it out next time you’re up in Napa Valley!
It was really hot, so next Gaby and I headed to swim at Meritage Resort with ResortPass. Have you heard of this service before? You can find local hotels who offer day passes to their pool + other amenities (such a great idea!). The pool at Meritage is incredible, tucked up right against the vineyards as well. We really felt lucky to have such jaw dropping views on this day trip!
I love not having to make any decisions, and everything they serve is absolutely fantastic with usually 4-5 courses of deliciousness. I also hear their fried chicken and Sunday brunch is delicious.
Afterwards, we wandered a bit around Yountville town and then took an Uber back to our car to drive back home. Our driver helped us unload our bags and goodies from the day, so during the drive with Uber’s new On Trip Ratings & Feedback feature, we were able to rate her 5 stars during our drive (instead of forgetting to rate our driver later, which is normally what happens). I love seeing these new features Uber is implementing to improve the quality of every ride.
Such a perfect day up in Napa, where do you go for a quick escape?