North of the bustling metropolis of San Francisco lies the most famous wine region in the United States. A whopping four million annual visitors enjoy the flavors of Napa Valley along with a massage, balloon ride, or even a wedding.
This was ground zero in the fight for recognition of California grapes as a delicious alternative to traditional European vines, and inspired the film Bottleshock. Today, you can sample thousands of vintages at more than 400 wineries—along with all the wine-inspired, farm-to-fork cuisine local chefs have created to go with their favorite vintages. And with a constant stream of new wines being created each year, even the locals miss a few. Stay longer so you can taste more (and experience all the other great things about Napa!) with our Napa Valley vacation rentals.
Napa Valley may seem like an endless grapevine of wineries strung between a pair of mountains, but there are actually several distinct towns. The town of Napa is the most famous, and many wineries have tasting rooms or partnerships with restaurants. Hang your hat at Andaz Napa - a concept by Hyatt and you won’t even have to leave the hotel to enjoy a restaurant, two bars, and a coffee shop. When you want to get outdoors, a unique trip into the past on a river kayak history tour is perfect.
Meanwhile, St. Helena offers its own temptations just up-valley. The Silverado Museum houses the largest collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s works in the nation, including photos, including manuscripts and letters, and the Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer is close to Louis M. Martini and HALL St. Helena wineries, so you can sneak a few tastings in.
Looking for the perfect accommodations in Wine Country? No need to BYO corkscrew or glasses when you stay at one of Travelocity's vacation rentals in Napa Valley. With your own kitchen and all the comforts of home, you can explore like a local. Enjoy!