Napa Valley is a county located to the north of San Francisco Bay in California, USA. It is world famous for its wine industry, which has a history dating back to the early nineteenth century. Nearly five million people visit the Napa Valley every year, making it the second most popular tourist destination in California. The spectacular scenery and almost endless sunshine make the Napa Valley a great location for holiday rental accommodation. Wine tasting is not the only thing to do in this fabulous region though, with jaw-dropping scenery, great restaurants and many recreational activities, there really is something for everyone when it comes to Napa holidays.
Without a doubt, the primary reason that many people visit the Napa Valley is for wine tasting. With more than 700 wineries to choose from you can spend endless hours sampling from a huge selection of world class Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and many more.
You can visit the wineries by many methods, from a luxury limo tour, to an organized group day tour, or by simply making your own way around by hiring a car or bicycle. A guide to Napa will provide you with a map and a brief description of the many wineries available to choose from.
Some of the wineries have been in operation for dozens of years, and you can learn a great deal about wine making from them. Napa holidays can be just as much an educational experience as a fun and relaxing one.
There is much more to do in Napa America than just visit wineries. There are many great restaurants in the area, which offer a wide variety of international cuisines, and the shopping is also renowned, with many high-quality shops offering all kinds of gifts for your friends, treats for yourself!
There are also many recreational activities on offer in the Napa Valley. You can play a round of golf on a world-class golf course, try hot-air ballooning, or treat yourself to a visit to a luxury day spa, and be pampered with reflexology and massages and relax in the hot springs.
In terms of accommodation, you can choose from a wide variety of picturesque holiday cottages, luxury guest houses, hotels, lodges and camping areas. All of this is surrounded by acre after acre of rolling hills and sun-soaked vineyards.
Napa Valley is located in Napa County, California. Whilst on holiday in Napa America you can also visit the regions of St. Helena, Yountville and Calistoga – all just a short drive away. If you fancy getting out of the countryside and into the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can take the 60-mile journey into San Francisco, home of the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
Napa Valley has a warm climate, which averages between 20C and 30C all year round. Rainfall is low throughout the year, which makes it great for grape-growing and an ideal place for a self-catering holiday.
It is relatively easy to get to your chosen accommodation in Napa Valley. The best way is via a flight to San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK). From either airport you can then hire a car, or board an organized tour or shuttle bus, which will take around 60 minutes from either location to get to your Napa holiday accommodation.