In the Napa Valley, there’s no such thing as a Monday – there’s only today. And today, you can do anything.

Wander through beautiful vineyards or a Main Street gallery; enjoy a full body massage or a full-bodied red. Whatever you choose, the day is yours for the making. Journey through the grapevines and beyond – where hidden gems are meant to be stumbled upon, and starry skies put on breathtaking shows; where beautiful places meld with beautiful meals and sparkling wine pairs exquisitely with bubbling springs; and where, just after the sunrise, adventure is waiting.

 

On this page...

1/ Napa Valley Fast Facts

2/ Napa Valley Towns

3/ Insider Insights 



Location
Just over an hour north of San Francisco, this is the world’s premier wine, food, arts and wellness destination, stretching 35 miles towards the north west. Five miles wide near Napa in the south and one mile wide near its most northern town of Calistoga, it's compact and easy to explore from just one base.


Climate
The Napa Valley enjoys year-round average daytime temperatures of 70°F/21°C. Several microclimates vary the temperature substantially from early morning to evening, creating a variance at the same time of day between north and south.
Fast Facts
 
 


Regions
The Napa Valley is comprised of eight distinctive small communities (listed from north to south): Calistoga, St. Helena, Lake Berryessa, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, and American Canyon – and each comes with its own unique identity that draws visitors in and invites all kinds of adventure.


Airports
Four international airports are within access to the Napa Valley:
* Oakland (50 miles/81 km)
* San Francisco (57 miles/95 km)
* Sacramento (64 miles/103 km)
* San Jose (82 miles/129 km)
​Towns

Discover and explore the unique cities and towns in the Napa Valley

American Canyon: American Canyon, at the southern tip of the Napa Valley, offers a great home base for exploring the Carneros wine-growing region, with golf courses, wetlands and open space nature preserves appealing to the more active traveller.

Napa: In the city of Napa, guests will find a lively downtown area with tasting rooms and a nightlife scene all within walking distance. From the historic Napa Mill, to the more urban Oxbow Public Market, there really is something for everyone here.

Yountville: It's easy to walk (or bike) the entire town of Yountville, given it's a little over a mile long. Renowned for its Michelin star restaurants and award-winning chefs, the town has earned the unofficial title of "Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley." 

St. Helena: Nestled amid the vine-draped up valley hills, St. Helena is a charming town lined with boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Wine-making began here in the 1800s, its history echoing through the cellars and caves of the region’s first wineries.

Calistoga: Tucked into the base of Mount Saint Helena at the northern top of the Napa Valley, Calistoga is full of rustic charm, its casual and chic spas and resorts dotted around town offering the quintessential Calistoga experience: the mud bath.

  
Stay

Bardessono Hotel & Spa
YOUNTVILLE, NAPA VALLEY

Exemplifying contemporary luxury and the simplified elegance of wine country living, Bardessono has a whole new take on what it means to truly experience Napa.

The 62 suites are a sanctuary of timeless indulgence with custom bathrooms that double-up as your private spa; the Lucy Restaurant and Bar provides an incredible food and wine experience in a casual and comfortable Napa Valley setting; the rooftop pool, with its sweeping vistas, is ideal for lazy afternoons and there’s a whole host of carefully-curated experiences to make your stay completely unforgettable: both within the grounds of the hotel, and further afield in the valley.




  
Insider Insights

              

Unique Tasting Experiences
Read all about Napa Valley winemaker Sara Fowler's own favourite tasting experiences.


 

Relax & Restore
Looking for a beautifully-healthy getaway? Come snooze away on a plush spa table and detox in a mud and mineral bath. No matter what your flavour, these are the best spas to escape to help you re-energise and relax.


 

Under the Radar Restaurants
Locals and visitors alike love these classic restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick slice of pizza, sushi, or outside terrace seating on the river, these restaurants will not disappoint.

 

Napa for Families
There’s a whole other side to the Napa Valley – one you can enjoy as a high-energy, rambunctious family... here's some of our favourite kid-friendly activities.


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