Visit Napa Valley
Napa Valley is one of the world’s premier wine regions boasting more than 400 wineries and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. Stroll through the vineyards, talk with the winemaker, or sip award-winning Napa Valley wines with dramatic views of the valley floor. Discover traveler’s favorite food & wine experiences that go beyond the norm. Be sure your Napa vacation includes a weekend stay (or more affordable mid-week escape) at one of many modern hotels and luxurious resorts and spas, and dining at top-rated restaurants. Whatever your pleasure, the result is something understated and exceptional.
Napa is the largest of Napa Valley’s five towns, and is conveniently located just an hour north of San Francisco and an hour south of Sacramento. This town offers an impressive diversity of food and activities. Check out the unexpected blend of urban activity – interactive street art, food trucks, and vibrant night life – combined with quaint Napa Valley character – a quiet river walk, hidden tasting rooms, and a lively farmers’ market.
Napa Valley is exactly what you expect when you think of Wine Country: hillside chateau wineries, bold cabernets, vast expanses of perfectly ordered grape vines, grassy slopes speckled by the tungsten sun, restaurant dinners that go on for hours, and some of the finest and most luxurious small-scale boutique hotels anywhere in California.
Beyond the typical, Napa has some great hiking in the hillsides, exhilarating mud baths up north in the more working-class town of Calistoga, and plenty of small shops, wineries and classy bistros in the tony village settings of St Helena and Yountville.
Most journeys here start and end in the city of Napa proper. In the town center there are tasting rooms, live jazz and plenty of fine-dining options, plus the option to party late into the night at down-home pubs and eateries that draw a young local crowd.
Napa Valley is one of the most beauty-centric, eco-luxurious places to visit in the world. Explore the wide open outdoor spaces in almost perfect weather, shop charming local boutiques, soak up arts and culture, and find wine tours and activities to create your perfect wine country escape at any price point.
Napa Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, and for good reason! They have the world’s best restaurants, hotels, and wineries. Therefore, it can be quite expensive to visit. So, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy Napa Valley on a budget, look no further!
The best time to travel to Napa Valley is during the shoulder season, which is from April-May or September-October. The weather is still nice during these months and there are fewer tourists. During the Fall season, you will still get the beautiful colors of Fall. And in the Spring, you’ll witness the sea of mustard flowers and vineyards beginning to bloom.
To be honest, I’ve visited Napa in the winter plenty of times. The hotel rates were some of the lowest we found and securing reservations at our favorite restaurants and wineries was easy. However, the vines and vineyards will appear barren during the Winter, but since you’re in California, it won’t get too cold and there’s a good chance of sun!
The car is the most convenient method to tour around Napa. If you’re tasting wine, though, it’s not a great idea to drive your own vehicle. In the region, there are several car services to hire. Keep in mind that traveling with others is the most cost-effective approach to go. So, make the most of your visit to Napa by spending it with family and friends. The more the merrier!