Ultimate Guide to Napa Valley

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  • Napa Valley

  • California

  • Food & Wine

  • Family Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Vineyard

  • Local Food

  • Relaxation

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Curator’s statement

Napa Valley is a world-renowned wine region located in Northern California. It is home to over 400 wineries, making it one of the most concentrated wine regions in the world. The region is also known for its stunning scenery, warm sunshine, and the laid-back Californian lifestyle. The valley can be divided into subsets: The foodie Yountville, The small towns with big wines Rutheford and Oakville, Posh St. Helena, Boho-Chic Calistoga and Downtown Napa. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a girls' weekend, or a family vacation, Napa Valley is the perfect destination.

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Where to stay in Napa Valley

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Bardessono Hotel and Spa

Locally-engrained stylish Napa hotel that celebrates the local community of artisans, chefs and winemakers through its conscious hospitality approach.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Experience the epitome of wine country luxury at Stanly Ranch in Napa, where vineyard views and exceptional hospitality create an unforgettable retreat.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Auberge Du Soleil

This no-kids resort has unmatched views across the valley and vineyards – perfect for romantic breaks and celebratory trips.

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Things to do in Napa Valley

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Visit Wineries

Some of our favorites include:

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the valley. An amazing way to celebrate a special occasion or surprise your loved one with the perfect proposal.

Bike Tours

The newly built Napa Valley Bike Trial connects Calistoga to the Vallejo Ferry via a 48-mile cycling and hiking trail that offers some areas of challenging terrain and fantastic views.

There are also plenty of half- or full-day cycling tours through the vineyards available, which are led by knowledgeable local guides who can show you some of the finest scenery, and (of course) vineyards.

Art Walk

Yountville Art Walk is an easy and fun way to take in some of the town’s most impressive artworks and statues. A perfect activity before or after enjoying the town’s restaurants.

Need to Know

For more food and wine travel inspiration, check out my guide, Il Pellicano with Wineries.

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This guide is part of our series on travel to Napa Valley.