Enjoy an upscale excursion to the country’s best-known and most luxurious wine-growing region.

Nestled between northern California’s coastal mountains, this world famous wine-growing region is a sumptuous feast of natural splendor. It has rolling hills, fields awash with wildflowers, gourmet restaurants, bed-and-breakfast inns and spas among 45,000 acres (18,000 hectares) of vineyards. With ample sunshine during the day and cool nights, the climate is perfect for wine production as well as touring vineyards by bike, convertible or limo.

There are hundreds of wineries here, ranging from intimate, family-owned farms to large enterprises with cavernous grottos. The Napa soil is perfect for growing an extensive variety of grapes. These are well-suited for a broad range of wines from champagne, to chardonnay, to zinfandel. There’s something sure to satisfy almost any palette.

Many of the vineyards welcome visitors for wine tastings and a guided tour of their grounds. Learn how wines are produced and how to pair different varieties with food. Some of the big wineries have spectacular gardens and caves. There are even a few castles! When it’s time for a rest, indulge in one of Napa’s simple pleasures: sitting on a vineyard patio with a view of the grounds, enjoying a bottle of wine under the warm Californian sunshine.

Napa’s wine-producing history can be traced back to 1836 when early settler George Calvert Yount planted the first vineyard in the valley. The trendy town of Yountville, where you’ll find upscale shops and restaurants, as well as lovely inns, is named in his honor.

This is the place to splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants, spas that offer herbal facials and wine-inspired treatments. Consider a limo tour of the many wineries so that you can indulge without getting behind the wheel.

Napa Valley is just over an hour north of San Francisco by car.

Where to stay in Napa Valley

Downtown Napa
Napa which includes landscape views and a sunset

Downtown Napa

Known for Wineries, Walking, Dining

4.5/5(284 reviews)

Downtown Napa is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, fine wine, and stunning river views. You might want to check out attractions like Napa Valley Wine Train or Oxbow Public Market while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Coombsville
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Coombsville

While Coombsville isn't home to many top sights, Napa Valley Wine Train and Oxbow Public Market are some notable places to visit nearby.

Top Hotels in Napa Valley

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Archer Hotel Napa
Archer Hotel Napa
4.5 out of 5
1230 First Street, Napa, CA
$189
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Downtown Napa, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Quent Cordair Fine Art Gallery, Napa Valley Wine Train, and Oxbow Public Market. JaM ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (596 reviews)

"Loved it and is great location right downtown Napa"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Archer Hotel Napa
The Meritage Resort and Spa
The Meritage Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA
$299
per night
Nov 22 - Nov 23

Situated in Napa, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Trinitas Cellars and within 6 mi (10 km) of Eagle Vines Golf Club and Chardonnay Golf Club. Oxbow Public ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,358 reviews)

"Dog friendly, clean and helpful staff. The rooms are spacious and I love that the resort has a coffee shop on the grounds."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

The Meritage Resort and Spa
Hotel Indigo Napa Valley
Hotel Indigo Napa Valley
3.5 out of 5
4195 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA
$127
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

Situated in Napa, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Alston Park, Trefethen Family Vineyard, and Andretti Winery. Scientopia Discovery Center is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (415 reviews)

"Everything was okay. Service was poor. Location is convenient and rooms are clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Hotel Indigo Napa Valley

Popular things to do in Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery
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Robert Mondavi Winery

4.5/5(246 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Robert Mondavi Winery during your travels to Oakville. Make time for the spas and local tours in this romantic area.

V. Sattui
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V. Sattui

4.5/5(303 reviews)

Savor the sumptuous creations of this family-owned winery, which has produced award-winning vintages at this stunning Napa Valley location for generations.

Old Faithful Geyser of California
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Old Faithful Geyser of California

4/5(73 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Old Faithful Geyser of California, a popular green space in Calistoga. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Artesa Winery
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Artesa Winery

4.5/5(74 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Artesa Winery during your travels to Napa. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Sterling Vineyards
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Sterling Vineyards

4.5/5(192 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Sterling Vineyards during your travels to Calistoga. Check out the spas and wineries in this romantic area.

Napa Valley Wine Train
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Napa Valley Wine Train

4.5/5(229 reviews)

Travel through the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley in old-world style and enjoy gourmet dining and unbeatable scenery from your vintage railcar.

Top activities in Napa Valley

Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco
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Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

$119

Join us on a fun and relaxing Napa Valley Wine Tour on one of our luxury coaches. During our full day tour from San Francisco, you will visit renowned Napa Valley and Sonoma Wineries for tasting, learn about winemaking techniques, and shop for wines and souvenirs in local shops.

Classic Napa Valley Wine Trolley Tour
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Classic Napa Valley Wine Trolley Tour

$99

Hop aboard an old-fashioned trolley in downtown Napa for a scenic, open-air ride through the sun-soaked hills and vineyards of Northern California's most celebrated wine region. Stop at 4 different estates to taste Napa reds and whites, and enjoy a gourmet family-style meal in lovely Yountville.

Napa River History Tour
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Napa River History Tour

$49

The Napa River History Tour is a five-star rated tour. This voyage through time is led by the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in the Napa Valley. This exclusive tour takes you back in time to reveal some of Napa's best-kept secrets dating back to 1850.

Napa Valley Wine Tasting Tour & Vineyard Lunch
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Napa Valley Wine Tasting Tour & Vineyard Lunch

$125

Rolling, sun-soaked hills, swaths of verdant grapevines, and all the laidback elegance of Northern California await you in famous Napa Valley. On this full-day outing, relax as you're driven between 4 boutique estates for tastings, and savor a delectable meal.

Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40

We are a winetasting pass that is partnered with 400 wineries on the West Coast and is good for 365 days from date of purchase THE WINERIES we work with: 400+ winery partners in California, Washington, & Oregon. Regions include Napa Valley, Sonoma &

Classic Wine and Food Pairing Experience at Williamson Wines in Healdsburg
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Classic Wine and Food Pairing Experience at Williamson Wines in Healdsburg

$50

Your wine-tasting experience takes place in downtown Healdsburg, a lovely, quaint town in Sonoma County that’s known for its great wines, lovely boutiques, restaurants and bed and breakfasts.

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