No visit to Napa Valley would be complete without a stop in downtown Napa.
Napa California offers a variety of Zagat-rated restaurants, along with an array
of wine bars and tasting rooms that feature the best of this wine-growing region.
Besides restaurants, Napa tourist attractions include art galleries, theaters,
and a variety of shopping opportunities. The city was founded in 1847 and has
progressed from a city of mainly industrial pursuits to a city based around
tourism. Downtown Napa has transformed from a city of factories to a city known
for fine dining, luxury
hotels, and true hospitality.
Historic districts complement the modern architecture of new districts in Napa California. A blend of the new with the old can be seen across the city, as the historic charm of the city has been harnessed and preserved. Some of the best examples of Victorian architecture in Northern California can be seen in the city, and these buildings are one of the most popular Napa tourist attractions. The main street of downtown Napa is known as restaurant row and provides a variety of dining options. The pleasant weather allows for al fresco dining, and a great wine list is to be expected throughout the city.
Visitors won’t go hungry in Napa, as there are more than 40 restaurants to choose from. Almost twenty of these are Zagat-rated, upholding the idea that a trip to Napa is a feast for all the senses. From cuisine to wine, landscape to weather, Napa is the ideal location for a relaxing vacation. If you have a desire to shop during your vacation, look no further than Napa California. Napa Premium Outlets offer great discounts on designer clothing and shoes, while downtown shops offer unique gifts, wine-related items, and specialty crafts. Many visitors also spend a morning or afternoon at the Napa farmers market, sampling the agricultural produce of the region.
There are accommodation options for both budget travelers and luxury seekers in Napa. Intimate bed and breakfasts have survived in the city, while five-star hotels have developed in recent years as well. Lodging is generally readily available in Napa, though during holidays and popular vacation periods it is wise to make a reservation in advance. This holds true with the most popular restaurants in town as well. On the weekends especially you may want to ensure getting your choice table by making a reservation in advance.
Many Napa tourist attractions are centered on history. In the city it is possible to visit workshops and tanneries where leather was produced along with the Opera House, county courthouse, and library. A Firefighter’s Museum is a popular choice for families while the Georgian homes hold the attention of history buffs. The star of Napa however is the restaurants, complemented by the variety of wines of the region. Enhance your visit to the Napa Valley with a stop in downtown Napa—it's a place you're sure to remember.