The Napa Valley consists of the city of Napa and seven other smaller towns — Calistoga, St Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Lake Berryessa and American Canyon. Each has its own charm, abundance of wineries, restaurants and shops to enjoy.
The city of Napa itself has a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Calistoga is famous for its mineral rich, geothermal hot springs known for their relaxing effects and St Helena is home to some of the finest wineries, the arts, and culinary adventures. Rutherford and Oakville are both known best for their premier vineyard locations, whilst Yountville is famed for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, earning the unofficial title as 'Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley'.
Lake Berryessa is one of the largest bodies of freshwater in California and is a haven for fishermen, hikers, swimmers or visitors just wanting to soak up the breathtaking scenery, and American Canyon is the relatively new area, with up and coming restaurants and new hotels serving the Napa area, as well as offering a unique wetland preserve for the bird enthusiasts and some beautiful scenic walkways.
Suggested itinerary featuring Napa Valley
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Napa Valley, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Napa Valley
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Places near Napa Valley
- Sonoma 9 miles away
- San Francisco 38 miles away
- Sacramento 48 miles away
- Mendocino 107 miles away
- Monterey 121 miles away
- Carmel 124 miles away
- Lake Tahoe 134 miles away
- Big Sur 144 miles away
- Yosemite National Park 153 miles away
- Eureka 199 miles away
- Trinidad 215 miles away
- Kings Canyon National Park 226 miles away
- Pismo Beach 238 miles away
- Sequoia National Park 241 miles away
- Crescent City 259 miles away
Photos of Napa Valley
Accommodation choices for Napa Valley
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Napa Valley. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Overlooking the Napa River, this comfortable hotel enjoys a great location for exploring both the town of Napa and the vineyards of the Napa Valley.
Set in the heart of Napa Valley wine country, this Marriott hotel offers a relaxing base from which to explore the vineyards and other delights of the area.