More About Napa Valley, California

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The best time to visit Napa is August through October or March through May. Napa’s peak tourist season corresponds with the region’s harvest season (August through October). During this busy time, expect crowds and high prices for just about everything, especially accommodations.

4 days is a perfect amount of time to spend in the Napa Valley.

Napa is also the best choice for foodies who want to indulge in high-end culinary experiences, while Sonoma awaits visitors who prefer dishes made with simple, seasonal ingredients. Napa feels more sophisticated.

The best time to visit is in the late summer and early fall—roughly late August through mid-September—when vines are still weighed down by massive clusters of grapes and wineries are aflutter with harvest activity.

The hottest month in Napa is July
with an average high of 82°F and low of 56°F. The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 29 to February 10, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest month of the year in Napa is January, with an average low of 40°F and high of 56°F.

Napa County Airport is the closest airport to Napa Valley and the wine country. The closest international airports to Napa Valley are Oakland International Airport, 50 miles south, and San Francisco International Airport, 55 miles south. Sacramento International Airport is 60 miles west of Napa Valley.

Once you get to Napa, you don’t need a car. There are several things you can do that won’t require sitting in traffic. … Not only is Napa easy to get around on two wheels, but you can also go up valley on the Napa Valley Vine Trail.


The drive from Napa to Sonoma is about 12 miles.


The months of January, February, and March still offer much to love, thanks to plenty of clear, sunny days, daytime highs in the 50s, and fewer crowds than other times of year. It’s also a good time to take advantage of off-season hotel rates, which can often make an escape to Napa much easier on the budget.

April is the sweet spot with the least amount of rain and highs in the high 60s. April is also the best month to visit Napa Valley if you’re looking for decent hotel rates. Prices are low (for Napa standards) this time of year since there typically aren’t many, if any, festivals or events going on this month.

The months of March through May are a good time to visit Napa – there are less crowds and flowers are in bloom. September and November are often considered the best times to visit Napa. The weather is pleasant; there are less crowds; and hotel rates and prices for other things are not as high as during peak season.

On average, there are 260 sunny days per year in Napa.
The US average is 205 sunny days. Napa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.


In January, things tend to slow down in the Wine Country and it is an excellent time to visit the Napa Valley. The traffic is usually light, the crowds have largely disappeared, and while you can expect some rain, the weather is often dry and sunny for extended periods.

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Most nights at Napa never get colder than 40 °F. From November to February, it averages 12 nights with frost, but the next day always warms up to at least 40 degrees and usually 50 (10 °C).

Airlines: Most major airlines, including direct flights on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Norwegian, Southwest, Spirit, US Airways, and Volaris.

Napa Valley hotels, wineries, restaurants, and activities and are fully open and welcoming guests. Please plan ahead and check in directly with your restaurant, hotel or winery for any changes in hours of operation, reservation policies as well as new precautions.

You put on your sneakers and and visit the tasting rooms of Yountville, Napa Valley’s quaintest little town. … The entire walk is about a mile with plenty of stops along the way for wine and food.


Visiting three to five wineries per day is a leisurely, relaxed pace that allows you time to talk with folks at each winery and enjoy your surroundings. It’s possible to visit six to eight wineries in a day if you keep a fast pace through the tastings, or if the wineries are really close together.

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July 14, 2023

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