Welcome to Napa
A modern, vibrant community and the heart of Napa Valley
Napa, also known as Napa Valley, is in northern California, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. In Napa, one of the world’s foremost wine regions, you will find more than 400 wineries. You can enjoy breathtaking views of rolling valleys while visiting wineries year-round thanks to the gorgeous California weather. Or, set your wine glass down and take a hike, play a round of golf, or go to a community event. With so much to see and do, there is something for everyone in Napa.
The community in Napa is full of personality with hip and trendy shops complemented by the city’s historic architecture. The Napa nightlife is illuminated in excitement. In Napa, you can enjoy an evening with good friends, amazing food, and world-renowned wine any day of the week.
What to Love
- World-class wineries
- Stunning scenery nestled in the valley floor
- A variety of prestigious restaurants
- Beautiful golf courses and recreational parks
- Public art walks
Life in Napa Valley is centered around the famous wineries, but there is much more to Napa. The area is surrounded by national parks providing opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, and many other outdoor activities. Napa hosts festivals that are community-focused as well as those that attract thousands of people. The lifestyle in Napa is serene, surrounded by luxurious countryside, upscale venues, and entertainment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Carpe Diem Restaurant & Bar
is a farm-to-table restaurant with progressive cocktails, such as their blackberry mule and their signature carpe diem cocktail. Entree options include ostrich burgers and squid ink black fettuccine.
is a sake and Japanese whiskey bar with a menu created by Chef Morimoto, one of the first stars of Iron Chef on Food Network. The sushi rolls look like art and the cooked options include a seven-spice organic chicken and a 12-ounce striploin from snake river farms. Angele Restaurant and Bar
serves French cuisine inspired by the countryside with simple, and fresh flavors. You will find spring risotto and duck leg confit on the menu. Another local favorite is Grace’s Table
, where you can enjoy French, Italian, and American cuisine. You can start with an Argentinean empanada followed by Southwest tamales.
There are so many exceptional vineyards and wineries to note here, but a couple we want to highlight is Domaine Carneros
winery, nestled in the heart of Napa, with a formal garden inspired by a French chateau and the Trefethen Family Vineyards
, a historic winery known for its award-winning Chardonnay. Many of the vineyards host concerts, festivals, farmers’ markets, and other events for the community in addition to their wine tastings and restaurants.
Things to Do
Wineries are not the only places with relaxing views in Napa. There are plenty of golf courses to choose from, like Napa Golf Course
, or Eagle Vines Golf Club
. These golf clubs are in the heart of Napa, or just outside of city limits in American Canyon, California. It is only an eight-minute drive from each course.
At Skyline Wilderness Park
you can hike through breathtaking scenery. On a cloudless day, you might even catch a glimpse of the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. The Skyline Wilderness Park has camping areas, a secret fishing hole where you may catch bass or trout, and Lake Marie
. The incline hike up Lake Marie is 2.2 miles and makes the scenery worth it. Adults and children will be able to experience a day full of sunshine, a barbeque, and maybe even some swimming.
Napa is also known for the Napa Art Walk
where regional artists display their sculptures and other artworks. The BottleRock
festival attracts thousands to the area. It is a four-day concert with headlining musicians like Pink, The Black Crowes, and Pitbull.
Fun is around every corner in Napa, California. It is a tight-knit community where residents have many opportunities to explore all it has to offer.