Towns of the Napa Valley – where to make your stay


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Joe Becerra

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Where should I stay in the Napa Valley

There are four major towns in the Napa Valley, where most folks like to make their central location for lodging and dining. Driving from the South to the North, the cities are Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. So which town should you make your home base while traveling the Napa Valley? Find out what people do when in each city. Each of these Napa Valley places has something unique to offer the wine country traveler. Study each town in-depth and then decide where to make your home base. Each of these cities has many excellent accommodations and restaurants. Please note: Uber and Lyft operate along with taxis throughout the Valley. We like the Napa Red Cab service. For us, it is reliable.

City of Napa

The city of Napa is the gateway to the Napa Valley. The Oxbow Public Market is a traveler’s favorite. More on Napa


Many say that Yountville is the most chic town in the Valley. From high-end lodging to high-end dining, Yountville has it all

St. Helena

Greystone CIA Center

St. Helena is a busy spot with lots of interesting shops and places to dine. The home to the Culinary Academy


Cafe Sarafornia best breakfas

The town of Calistoga is relaxed and slow-paced. It is what the Napa Valley used to be like years ago

  • 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.