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Located at the southern end of Napa Valley, American Canyon is an excellent spot for affordable accommodations. Only a few miles away from the heart of Napa Valley, guests can save on lodging and see another part of gorgeous California wine country that’s off-the-beaten-path. Plan your relaxing and fun-filled weekend in American Canyon with our helpful city guide.

Where to Stay

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa
3600 Broadway St.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 674-2100
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 614 reviews
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Stay at a hotel that has made history for its environmentally friendly construction and sustainability. As the world’s first Gold LEED-certified hotel, a coveted certification for outstanding environmental consciousness in design and function, this DoubleTree is truly unique. Rest and relax in the tropical themed, sustainable spa, Spa Gaia. Take a dip in the sparkling outdoor pool. Make reservations for a special dinner at the hotel’s Gaia Restaurant where you can enjoy meals prepared with local ingredients. And don’t forget to save time to enjoy the serenity of your modern bedroom. Insider tip: Spa Gaia bases its spa treatments on Eastern practices. Get the full Asian spa experience by booking an appointment for a body wrap in volcanic mud.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites
3800 Broadway Hwy 29 
American Canyon, CA 94503 
(707) 643-3800
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 188 reviews
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Make yourself more than comfortable when you stay in American Canyon at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Operated by Marriott, you can count on the quality of service, cleanliness, and essential amenities these hotels are known to offer. Wake up each morning of your stay to a hot complimentary breakfast and fuel up for a day of exploring the nearby wineries, nature trails, and shopping districts. Insider tip: Bring your sweet tooth along. This hotel is under 20 minutes from the Jelly Belly Factory where you can taste flavors and take a tour!

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
5001 Main St.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 552-8100
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 222 reviews
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After a long drive, you won’t have to go much further from the highway. This Holiday Inn Express & Suites is right off of Highway 29 and offers a central location to everything in American Canyon and surrounding Napa Valley. With a budget-friendly price, what you save on hotel accommodations you can spend on local shopping and dining! Insider tip: Don’t forget your golf clubs. There are five golf courses within ten miles from this hotel including Blue Rock Springs and Eagle Vines.

Where to Dine

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Allspice Indian Restaurant
100 W American Canyon Rd.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 645-0814
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 10 reviews

If you’re ready to try new wines during your trip to American Canyon, then why not expand your palate to include authentic Indian cuisine? Allspice Indian Restaurant is a crowd favorite because of its hearty and flavorful dishes and friendly service. Plus, the menu is very diverse and affordable, so you can please every person in your group. Insider tip: Make it an early dinner because the dining room closes at 8:30 p.m.!

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Ristorante La Strada
6240 Napa Vallejo, Highway 29 (also known as 6240 Broadway Street)
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 226-3027
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 89 reviews

Enjoy the flavors of Italy while you’re visiting American Canyon. Ristorante La Strada is great for the whole family and offers delicious dishes from elegant veal saltimbocca to kid-friendly spaghetti and meatballs. Insider tip: Save some money while you travel by joining their email list to receive coupons before your visit.

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Gaia Restaurant
3600 Broadway
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 674-2100
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 40 reviews

Located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa, this popular restaurant is both delicious and eco-friendly. Sourcing much of its food from local farmers, you can enhance your American Canyon experience with flavors from the region. Although the food is meticulously crafted, the dining room is casual so you can feel comfortable in whatever you’re wearing when you return from a long day out. Insider tip: Give the gnocchi in curry sauce a try for a light and fluffy entree packed with flavor.

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Mi Zacatecas
100 W American Canyon Rd.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 645-7459
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 17 reviews

Sit down to a delicious meal of enchiladas, tacos, or a wide variety of other specialities. Mi Zacatecas has made a name for itself with the locals by preparing fresh Mexican food for patrons day in and day out. This affordable and family-friendly environment is relaxing and casual enough to enjoy at the end of a long day. Insider tip: Stop in for breakfast fora mouthwatering plate of homemade huevos rancheros.

Wineries to Try

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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
1 Kirkland Ranch Rd.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 254-8673
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 38 reviews
Reservations: Required

Located within American Canyon, this 300-acre vineyard is breathtaking. Stop by for an afternoon of touring the property and tasting the fruits of its labors: fine wine. While many vineyards are modeled after Mediterranean architecture, this particular property is designed with a western motif. Enjoy your wine by the fireplace or on the massive veranda that overlooks the vines. Insider tip: Get ready for an adorable tasting. This vineyard frequently welcomes miniature horses into the tasting room to nuzzle with guests.

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Holman Cellars
190 Camino Oruga
Unit 9
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 287-7557
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 3 reviews
Reservations: Required

All great things start in small places. This vineyard in particular opened up shop in a horse barn! They may have outgrown the stalls, but they still offer intimate tastings (about 14 people) in their rustic barrel room. Insider tip: Enjoy even more homemade goodness during your tasting. The vineyard’s owner has been known to make fresh baked bread for visitors.

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Madonna Estate
5400 Old Sonoma Rd.
Napa, CA 94559
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 45 reviews
Reservations: Not required

Located within a few short miles from American Canyon, you can take a trip to Napa to visit Madonna Estate. The vineyard has been in operation since the 1920s and the vineyards are still as lush and beautiful today. While you’re there, sample five different wines on top of wine barrels in this tasting room’s casual setting. Insider tip: Try the vineyard’s gourmet chocolate and wine pairing—supplied locally by Anette’s Chocolates.

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Bourassa Vineyards
190 Camino Oruga
Napa, CA 94558
(800) 499-2366
TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 12 reviews
Reservations: Required

A quick drive to Napa Valley will result in a truly unique experience at Bourassa Vineyards tasting room. While its location in an industrial park may not be what you pictured, the dimly lit, romantic interior will be. Take pleasure in a personal, guided journey through the winemaking process and revel in one-of-a-kind wines during your visit. Insider tip: Soak up the information while you’re tasting and then try your own batch with a wine recipe from the Bourassa website.

Where to Enjoy Beer

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Napa Smith Brewery
1 Executive Way
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 254-7167
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 25 reviews

Don’t forget about another delicious bubbly while you’re in town. Napa Smith Brewery crafts incredible beer that is worth a taste or two. Visit the taproom to enjoy flights of the ten different brews they have on tap—including an Organic IPA. Take a tour for an immersive experience where youíll be able to taste hops and see behind-the-scenes. Insider tip: Warm up your arm and get ready to play some darts in the back of the brewery.

Where to Enjoy the Outdoors

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Lynch Canyon
3100 Lynch Rd.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 432-0150

Take a break from your busy weekend to take in a bit of nature. With walking trails, grassy meadows, rolling hills, and a variety of wildlife from fox to bobcats, you’ll have a lot to see. Insider tip: Bring cash to cover the $5 parking.

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Wetlands Open Space and Napa River Valley Trail
Trailheads at Wetlands Edge Road and Eucalyptus Drive

Depending on what type of hike you’re in the mood for, you can choose from a handful of scenic strolls. Take your bike or horse and head up Congressman Mike Thompson’s Hike and Bike Loop or jaunt along with friends and family on Napa River View to enjoy peaceful landscapes of the calm waters. If you donít have a bike, you can rent from nearby Napa River Velo. Insider tip: Head over to “Glass Beach” where you can find a variety of beautifully polished sea glass to take home.

Where to Pick Up Souvenirs

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Marshall’s Farm
159 Lombard Rd
American Canyon, CA 94503
(800) 624-4637
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 4 reviews

Bring home organic, raw honey from your trip to American Canyon. Marshall’s Farm is a favorite among the locals and visitors alike. With recipes of “honey mix-ins” like apple and almond, these little jars make excellent gifts and delicious reminders of your trip. Insider tip: Order some personalized labels to go along with your honey to make your gift to loved ones extra thoughtful.

Where to Play

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Chardonnay Golf Club
2555 Jameson Canyon Rd.
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 257-1900
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 44 reviews

This golf course is one for the books. That’s because you can golf while you make your way through the winding Chardonnay and Merlot vineyards. Keep your eyes open for ample wildlife that roams this protected land. Insider tip: Once you’re done, you can head up to the clubhouse’s restaurant, The View Bar and Grille, to enjoy lunch with a view of the course, vineyards, and driving range.

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Napa Valley Casino
3466 Broadway St. Hwy 29
American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 400-6803

Try your luck at the tables or the slots while you’re in American Canyon. This casino is self proclaimed as the “friendliest casino in America.” See for yourself when you plan a visit. Insider tip: If you’re staying at the DoubleTree you’ll be right next to the Casino, so put on your shoes and walk on over for a game of chance.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 1,186 reviews

A day full of cotton candy, carousels, and fun awaits in neighboring Vallejo. If you have kids, this is a great way to split the weekend into something they’ll love and something you will too. Spend half the time touring vineyards and exploring parks and the rest riding roller coasters at this huge amusement park. Insider tip: Don’t forget to check out the animals while you’re there! You can swim with dolphins and ride an elephant.

If these activities, hotels, and restaurants made you want to visit American Canyon right away, start planning your trip today. And don’t forget to check out neighboring downtown Napa for more travel ideas.

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