Explore Napa Valley

Known as California’s most iconic wine region, Napa Valley in Northern California has built a reputation for producing exceptional, age-worthy wine — particularly cabernet sauvignon — from its 16 distinct AVAs. While world-class wineries may be the main draw, and for good reason, Napa wins hearts with its beautiful scenery, deluxe lodging, globally-recognized restaurants, unique shopping boutiques, arts and culture, spas, and outdoor activities. Simply put: Napa Valley is the ultimate Wine Country destination.

Towns of Napa Valley

While only 30 miles long and 5 miles wide, Napa Valley is home to numerous towns that each bring their own unique flair to the region. In Napa, you’ll find a thriving downtown situated along the Napa River, where boutique hotels, urban tasting rooms, wine bars, restaurants, theaters, and shops await. First-time visitors to Napa will especially enjoy the always bustling Oxbow Public Market and the beloved Napa Valley Wine Train.

Further north sits the town of Yountville, known as the culinary capital of Napa Valley, where visitors come from all over the map to experience the best of the region’s dining scene, including Bouchon Bakery and the Michelin-starred The French Laundry, in addition to the many luxury resorts and hotels, like the eco-conscious Bardessono and the French-inspired Lavender, A Four Sisters Inn. Heading up valley, Oakville and Rutherford are situated in what is known as “Cabernet Country,” where longstanding wineries such as Grgich Hills and Robert Mondavi Winery draw visitors for world-renowned wine.

Keep heading north and you’ll reach the charming town of St. Helena, where tasting rooms, stylish shops, galleries, and restaurants abound. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, St. Helena is also home to many famous names in wine, such as Beringer Vineyards, Louis M. Martini Winery, and Charles Krug. If it’s relaxation you’re after, Napa Valley’s northernmost town of Calistoga has you covered, offering soothing mineral pools, mud baths, and restorative spas with a healthy dose of laid-back luxury.

Calistoga

Travelers looking for a relaxing vacation in Wine Country will adore the quaint town of Calistoga, where soothing thermal waters and luxurious spas await.

St. Helena

The picturesque town of St. Helena is known for its world-class wineries, cult-following eateries, and modern conveniences.

Yountville

If hedonistic pleasure is your goal, look no further than Yountville, where Michelin-starred restaurants, artisanal restaurants, and beloved bistros await.

Oakville & Rutherford

Oakville and Rutherford are Napa Valley’s two smallest towns, but don’t discount them. Some of the best wine in Napa Valley is made in the Oakville and Rutherford AVAs.

Napa

Conveniently located an hour north of San Francisco, Napa used to be just a launch pad to the rest of Napa Valley. However, this small city is now a destination in its own right, blending urban sophistication with Wine Country charm.