Stand-up paddleboarding isn't just the latest beach craze. Wine country is also getting in on the action! Part kayaking, part surfing, SUP'ing is a great way to get out on the water. New to the scene? Napa Valley Adventure Tours offers everything you need to try it out on the Napa River. Their beefy, stable paddleboards (resembling a squashed kayak) are perfect for first-time paddlers. Put in at the Oxbow Public Market and cruise the tame waters at your own pace. Like riding a bike for the first time, you may not want to stop once you get the hang of it. Go for an hour or make it a half-day trip with lunch.
BONUS: Grab a bite at the Oxbow Public Market. Pica Pica Maize Kitchen makes delicious catira cachapas (sweet-corn pancake bread filled with sautéed chicken, cheddar cheese, and a signature sofrito). For dessert, Three Twins Organic Ice Cream makes an otherworldly vanilla honey lavender, but you can't really go wrong with any flavor.
Napa Valley Adventure Tours, 610 First St., Oxbow Public Market, Napa; 707-259-1833. A one-hour lesson with an additional three hours of paddling is $99. A rental without a lesson is $50 for two hours or $75 for all day. Call ahead to make sure stand-up paddleboards are available.