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Popular amenities for Napa vacation rentals

Stay near Napa's top sights

Napa Valley Wine Train115 locals recommend
Oxbow Public Market169 locals recommend
Meritage Resort And Spa9 locals recommend
Napa Valley219 locals recommend
Domaine Carneros66 locals recommend
Skyline Wilderness Park47 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Napa

  • Total rentals

    1.2K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    51K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    340 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    160 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    720 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    520 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Napa

Welcome to Napa

If you’re in Napa, chances are you’re here for one thing: wine. The region is synonymous with viticulture worldwide, and every year millions of visitors flock to the Napa Valley, where lush rows of grapevines line the sun-dappled hills. Napa, studded with Victorian mansions and bordered by the picturesque Napa River, is the county’s largest city. Home to more than a hundred wineries, this town is a cushy base from which to explore the rest of the valley. Boutiques and restaurants cluster around buzzy First Street in Napa’s chic downtown, where visitors enjoy rooftop drinks with mountain views. You’ll find more than twenty tasting rooms here, but also first-class dining. Napa has emerged as a foodie mecca, with award-winning restaurants that leverage the region’s agricultural largesse with farm-to-table menus. If you need to walk off some of that food and drink, take a stroll on the town’s pretty river walk, which twinkles with lights in the evening.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Napa

Summer and early fall are gorgeous, with long, warm days perfectly suited for sitting in a warm vineyard with a glass of wine. Every July, Festival Napa Valley brings world-class musicians to town for free performances at partner wineries. Summertime also marks the return of the music, food, and wine festival Huichica, which brings a variety of indie rock bands to the grassy amphitheater of a nearby winery in Sonoma. Warm temperatures also mean popular spots getting booked quickly. August through October is the crush season in Napa, when wine crops are harvested, and the valley hums with activity. Winter and spring are cooler and quieter, making it a perfect time for the crowd-averse to visit. Winter also brings the Napa Valley Film Festival in November, which showcases independent cinema with screenings at the Art Deco Uptown Theatre.

Top things to do in Napa

Go For an Art Crawl

You can soak up culture of more than just the vinti-variety here. Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, located on 217 scenic acres, features an impressive collection of work by California artists as well as a meandering sculpture garden.

Oxbow Public Market

You can get a taste of pretty much everything Napa county has to offer at this 40,000-square-foot complex of specialty shops and restaurants. Organic ice cream, insanely fresh oysters, juicy burgers, and decadent baked goods are just the beginning here, where the emphasis is on seasonal, fresh fare. Come hungry.

Lake Berryessa

Summers in Napa are often hot and dry, so there’s no better way to refresh yourself than by jumping in nearby Lake Berryessa. With water temperatures that can exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit during sunny months, this is no ice bath, but locals and visitors alike flock to this 26-mile-wide, three-mile-long federal reservoir to wade, float, fish, and swim — competitively or otherwise. (Lake Berryessa hosts one of the longest-running open-water swims in the country.) The lake is only 45 minutes from Napa and hosts two free day use public areas, Oak Shores and Smittle Creek, which have picnic tables, BBQ grills, and hiking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Napa?

    Napa has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and dry summers. Average summer temperatures can reach up to 80°F (27°C), while winter temperatures hover around 58°F (14°C). Rainfall is most common between December and February, while the rest of the year remains largely dry.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Napa?

    Napa invites you to explore its vineyard tours, hot air balloon rides, and boutique shopping. Dive into history at Napa Valley Museum, enjoy contemporary art at di Rosa, or cycle the scenic Silverado Trail. Don't forget to explore the local cuisine at Napa's farmer markets.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Napa?

    August to October, Napa's grape harvest season, often draws the largest crowds. Additionally, February is another popular time due to the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. For lower prices and fewer visitors, consider exploring Napa between March and May.

  • What are the best places to stay in Napa?

    Downtown Napa is a popular area because of its close proximity to many restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. For picturesque landscapes, consider the Silverado Trail, strewn with vineyards. Yountville, a small town in Napa Valley, is also a highly preferred destination due to its upscale lodgings.

  • What are the best places to visit in Napa?

    Explore the historic Napa Valley Opera House, the Oxbow Public Market, or the Napa Art Walk. If you're into nature, the Napa Riverfront and Skyline Wilderness Park are worth a visit. For those fascinated by history, the Hess Collection Museum and Winery is a must-visit location.

  • What are some hiking trails in Napa?

    Hike among Napa's diverse landscapes. The Skyline Wilderness Park has over 25 miles (40 km) of trails, while Westwood Hills Park offers three main paths set amidst oak trees. For a more relaxed trail, explore the Napa River Trail that stretches for 5 miles (8 km) along the river.

  • What are some family activities to do in Napa?

    Napa is home to many family-friendly activities. Take the kids to the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, or spend the day at the Napa Valley Museum. Another fun option is to ride the Napa Valley Wine Train, which, despite its name, offers family-oriented experiences.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Napa?

    Day trips from Napa can include a visit to the neighboring Sonoma County for more vineyards and beautiful landscapes. Another option is to explore the vibrant city life in San Francisco, just a 50 miles (80 km) drive away. If nature calls you, head to the Point Reyes National Seashore for stunning coastal views.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Napa?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Napa. From over 250 condo rentals to over 260 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Napa?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 520 vacation rentals in Napa featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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