When Kim McGinness moved to Napa, CA she instantly fell in love with the city. As she quickly learned, it is full of dreamers and doers doing great things. From 3rd generation wine makers, to first time brewers, to citizens coming together to attract unique street art, Napans are in a class of their own. And with the recent surge in development, Napa has quickly become the best home base for California wine country adventures.
As a local, Kim naturally became a personal tour guide for friends and family visiting the legendary Napa Valley. As an experienced world traveler, this was the best part of being a Napan. With over ten years in the airline industry, she enjoyed exploring new cities and the challenge of showing her well-traveled guests a unique memorable time.
When more and more guests arrived, her personal tours focused around downtown Napa. Living in the city, she walked around it daily and found amazing tucked away hidden gems. After hosting several guests, she became a loyal customer at local establishments and created great relationships with staff and owners.
At the same time Kim moved to Napa, the Rail Arts District (RAD Napa) was launched. Inspired by the Wynwood Walls in Miami and the SODO Track in Seattle, artist, businesses, and city leaders came together to create Napa Valley’s first dedicated public art district. RAD Napa is a two-mile long outdoor art gallery where the Wine Train and the Vine Trail meet.
From murals to sculptures and more, RAD Napa’s installations are part of a growing group of local and internationally recognized artists. The emerging district already features artwork from globally renowned artist like Felipe Pantone and Fintan McGee. And as RAD Napa continues to grown, it will bring in top talent to create a cultural corridor and world-renowned destination.
As RAD Napa continued to expand and Kim’s relationships with local establishments grew stronger, her guests enjoyed a unique personal experience unlike any other in the valley. After encouragement from her visitors, she decided to launch Paper Napan Walkabouts.
Paper Napan Walkabouts specialize in unique guided walking tours that feature amazing things a local knows about a destination. Our goal is to create a tour that allows you to feel and experience the local lifestyle.
Starting in Napa, CA our walkabouts tell the story of how the city connects the entire Napa Valley physically, artistically, and culturally. Guests will enjoy the unique street art of RAD Napa, world class wines from boutique wineries, the growing craft beer scene, and an insider’s look into the city. Guest will discover the uniqueness that sets Napa apart from others.
Paper Napan Walkabouts is ready to welcome you to a different side of Napa that will pair nicely with your next Napa Valley adventure.