Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley wine-growing region, the picturesque town of Napa is clustered with historic architecture. It’s renowned for boasting fine gastronomy and a local farmer’s market, along with a sweeping riverfront promenade lined with gourmet restaurants.
Things to do in Napa
Jump aboard the historic “Wine Train” to explore Napa Valley’s viticultural landscapes, travelling in vintage Pullman cars while indulging in a delicious lunch. Self-driving tours are a leisurely way to experience the cellar doors and restaurants, allowing you to also stop at the art galleries and boutiques that dot the area.
Visit the di Rosa + Nature Preserve, located in the Carneros Hills to the west of Napa. It houses the extensive art collection of founder Rene di Rosa across three separate galleries and is surrounded by a wildlife preserve famed for its beautiful peacocks.
Make a day trip north to the natural hot springs of Calistoga that have long been revered for their therapeutic properties. For a truly unique spa experience, enjoy a healing mud wrap or massage at the Mais Oui Spa Train, which is located in an authentic 1920s Pullman railcar.
Want to stretch your legs? Hit the mountain biking trails of Alston Park or the hiking paths of Skyline Wilderness Park. Follow the short trail that leads to picturesque Lake Marie or opt for the challenging ridge hike, which offers magnificent views of San Pablo Bay towards Mount Tamalpais.
Getting around Napa
Napa is just over one hour’s drive from San Francisco International Airport and is connected to the surrounding towns and cities by regular bus services. The Downtown Trolley accesses all of Napa’s major sights, many of which are within walking distance of one another.