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Famed for wineries and vineyards tucked amid beautiful scenery,
California's Napa Valley lures travelers enthusiastic for gourmet
dining, fine wine and culturally enriching experiences.
Once part of the gold rush of the 1850s, the Napa area is now famous
as the leader in the American table wine industry. Rows of grapes,
some descended from the original cuttings provided by the priests
of nearby missions, stripe the hills surrounding European-inspired
The best of Wine Country
is reflected in downtown Napa, where visitors enjoy musical performances
at the Napa Valley Opera House and dine in restaurants and bistros
featuring a wide range of cuisines. Art galleries abound, including
the galleries of Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the
Arts, where gardening, food, wine and art blend together in a seamless
celebration of what makes Napa special.
Napa offers plenty of places for shoppers as well. The Napa General
Store, Napa Premium Outlets, Napa Town Center and a number of themed
boutiques are the perfect places to hunt for a keepsake or addition
to your home décor and wine service.
While the history of modern Napa as a city does not extend far past
150 years, its passion for food, wine and the arts has roots in
an ancient and sophisticated tradition that brings travelers back
year after year. Now it's your turn to take a desktop getaway and
enjoy all that is Napa Valley.