Napa Valley Regions

With a variety of towns around Napa, there’s a lot to see!

There is always something to do around Napa Valley. There is also more than just Napa in Napa Valley. Why not visit some of the surrounding towns that make the region so famous? From Sonoma to Calistoga to St. Helena, there is something for everyone!

Yountville Station Napa Valley


From the Yountville Market to the eclectic shopping options, Yountville is a fun town. Some people believe, incorrectly, that Yountville has the most Michelin stars per capita. It is true, however, that there are several truly excellent dining options in Yountville. It is home to Domaine Chandon California, and to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Ad Hoc and Bouchon. As well, you’ll find Philippe Jeanty’s Bistro Jeanty and Redd Wood. If you’re looking for a meal to go, try the Yountville Market.

Distance from the hotel: 9 miles / 15 minutes
Tips from our concierge:
Any of Thomas Keller’s restaurants
Domaine Chandon
Any of truly exceptional dining options available
Yountville Deli

Grapes on vines in Napa Valley Vineyard

St. Helena

A forgotten town that really should be visited more. Restaurateurs are gaining experience in St. Helena at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The Culinary Institute, one of the finest culinary schools in the world, is also home to several restaurants. Other notable St. Helena features include the Carnegie Library, Beringer Vineyards and the Charles Krug Winery.

Distance from the hotel: 20 miles
Tips from the concierge:
The Culinary Institute of American at Greystone
Visit the wineries, especially Beringer and Krug
Take a walk in downtown St. Helena for the small town feel

Napa Valley Vineyard rows of grapes in Napa Valley, California


No visit to Napa is complete without a visit to Calistoga Springs for the mud and natural spring baths. The first spa was opened in 1862, with the intent of making it the Saratoga Springs, New York of California. If you like to buy Calistoga sparkling water, you can visit the place it was first tapped – in a candy store in town! Calistoga is also home to California’s Old Faithful, a truly faithful geyser that has been erupting here since the late 19th century when someone drilling for water accidentally reopened a dead geyser.

Distance from the hotel: 28 miles
Tips from the concierge:
Little Old Faithful
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Take a mud bath at one of the spas
Hike Mount Saint Helena

Napa Valley California Vineyard


Sonoma, the “other” primary wine region in California, was home to five Native American tribes before the first Europeans arrived. The town was originally created in 1823 as a Mexican mission which then evolved into the Pueblo of Sonoma. The town still retains some of the colonial charm from this period. The first vines were planted by the mission. The town of Sonoma is considered the birthplace of California wine making as well being credited with the introduction of the Zinfandel/ Primitivo grape varietal.

Distance from the hotel: 16 miles
Tips from the concierge:
Mission San Francisco Solano
Lachryma Montis, home of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
Bear Flag Monument
The Presidio of Sonoma
Blue Wing Inn
Sonoma Plaza
The Sonoma Overlook Trail

Lobby bar at River Terrace Inn in Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley Restaurants

When you want a night on the town, there are many choices to make! Do you want to head over to Yountville for something fun or maybe to St. Helena for something elegant? Let us help you make the perfect choice. Please feel free to ask us to help with reservations, as well.

Here is a sampling of what we recommend:
• Bouchon
• French Laundry
• Redd Wood
• Bistro Jeanty
• Brix
• Rutherford Grill
• Mustards
• Auberge de Soleil
• Goose and Gander
• The Restaurant at Meadowood
• Market

For more details or ideas, ask our concierge.

Savor the relaxed Napa Valley vibe rolling through the fields.

For more details or ideas, ask our concierge.

Savor the relaxed Napa Valley vibe rolling through the fields.


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