Napa – Gateway to the Napa Valley


Written by:

Joe Becerra

Last updated:

dining carneros

Why stay in the town of Napa

We begin in the north end of the Valley with the city of Napa. Napa is bustling! Napa is undergoing a rejuvenation. Napa is on the rebound from a devastating earthquake in August of 2014. Restoration of old buildings is progressing, and there are the exciting new hotel and business developments. There are many lodging choices from fancy hotels, and B&B’s to moderately-priced motels.  Gourmet dining is within walking distance of most hotels. Back to the Napa Valley Wine Country Planning Guide

What people do in downtown Napa

Wine Tasting: Some call the town of Napa the “Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World.” There are over 40 tasting rooms within walking distance of the downtown and hotel area. For the latest list of tasting rooms see Do Napa

Best restaurants in Napa

A complete list of our recommended places to dine in downtown Napa and nearby

Best lodging in downtown Napa

Hotels, B &B’s, as well as budget minded places to stay in Napa

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.