Napa, CA

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Napa showing farmland, tranquil scenes and a sunset

Taste some of the world’s best wines in California’s unofficial wine capital, a city synonymous with grape growing and rolling green hills.

Sip your way through Napa, the county seat of Napa County, California, and its largest city. Known primarily for its fantastic vineyards, the city also offers numerous cultural attractions and other things to see and do.

Explore Napa’s famous vineyards. It’s hard to find one that you won’t like, but Judd’s Hill Winery and Microcrush, Artesa Vineyards and Winery, O’Brien Estate Winery and Domaine Carneros are among the most popular. Tour rolling vineyards, try stomping grapes with your feet and taste some of the world’s favorite wines.

At Hess Collection, discover art and wine under one roof. Go on a tour of the vineyard and taste its acclaimed cabernet sauvignon. Explore the Hess Art Collection , which gives you a peek into the world-class modern art collection of Donald Hess.

See more fantastic art at di Rosa. The non-profit contemporary art center focuses on di Rosa Northern California artists. See pieces by Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo and other Bay Area talent. The long gallery building, which resembles a modern barn and is surrounded by rolling hills, is almost as unique as the art inside.

For a first-hand look into the winemaking process, visit Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage. See highly skilled barrel makers, known as coopers, hard at work creating the oak barrels that hold some of the region’s famous wines.

Attend an event at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Varied talents grace its stage, from the Symphony Napa Valley to touring dance companies, musicians and even comedians. Enjoy a performance at the Napa Valley Opera House, which stages opera and other events throughout the year.

Find Napa at the southern end of Napa Valley, 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Francisco. Its peak tourist season, August through October, corresponds with the region's harvest. If you visit during this time, expect exceptional wines but higher prices for purchases and accommodations.

Where to stay in Napa

Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4195 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA
The price is $152 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
Situated in Napa, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Alston Park, Andretti Winery, and Scientopia Discovery Center. Napa Valley Wine Train and Downtown Napa ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (787 reviews)
"They gave us a welcome gift 😊"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel
The Meritage Resort and Spa
The Meritage Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA
The price is $249 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Situated in Napa, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Trinitas Cellars and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxbow Public Market and Napa Valley Wine Train.
4/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Tons of activities around the holidays, great customer service, great amenities & beautiful rooms with great views"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

The Meritage Resort and Spa
Silverado Resort and Spa, a Dolce by Wyndham
Silverado Resort and Spa, a Dolce by Wyndham
4 out of 5
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $194 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
This family-friendly Napa resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Napa River, Black Stallion Winery, and Darioush Winery. Scientopia Discovery Center and Napa Valley ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,030 reviews)
"Amazing place! No words can explain how much I loved it here! I want to come back!!!! Thank you!!!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Silverado Resort and Spa, a Dolce by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
RiverPointe Napa Valley Resort
RiverPointe Napa Valley Resort
3 out of 5
500 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA
The price is $142 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Situated on the riverwalk, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Napa River, Napa Valley Wine Train, and Oxbow Public Market. Downtown Napa Association ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (852 reviews)
"Conveniently located, small but quaint. It is great for a small family and has all the conveniences away from home. The staff is courteous and very responsive. Te beds are comfortable and there is plenty of storage. The grounds are beautiful and great for nature walks. Outdoor seating is a ..."

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

RiverPointe Napa Valley Resort
Charming 1 Bedroom Suite at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley
Charming 1 Bedroom Suite at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley
Napa, CA
Situated in Napa, this romantic condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Napa River, Black Stallion Winery, and Darioush Winery. Napa Valley Wine Train and Oxbow ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Great location
"Loved our stay! We will be back!"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Charming 1 Bedroom Suite at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley
  Single Story Corner Quiet One Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Private Patio
Single Story Corner Quiet One Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Private Patio
Napa, CA
Located in the heart of Napa, this golf condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Napa River, Black Stallion Winery, and Darioush Winery. Napa Valley Wine Train ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Perfect Napa Location
"Private end unit. Minutes from Silverado trail, downtown Napa, and St. Helena Hwy."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Single Story Corner Quiet One Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Private Patio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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