When the State of California fully reopens its economy on June 15, we will finally see life getting back to normal in Napa Valley. Our hotels, restaurants, wineries and attractions will be fully open with safety measures in place, and capacity limits and physical distancing requirements will officially retire.
We pulled together the tips below to help you plan a successful trip as we navigate the new road ahead. Don’t forget to also check in directly with your restaurant, hotel or winery for any changes in hours of operation, reservation policies as well as new precautions.
We can’t wait to raise a glass with you!
- Hotels - Fully open to travelers
- Wineries - Fully open to travelers
- Restaurants - Fully open to travelers
Tip 1: Plan Ahead and Make Reservations
Whenever possible, make your winery and restaurant reservations well in advance. If there is a particular restaurant or winery that you’d like to try, book the reservation and work trips around that special meal or tasting.
Tip 2: Explore all Towns & Regions
Believe it or not, there’s more to Napa Valley than just Napa — we have 5 distinct towns and 4 regions for you to dine, shop, sip and stay: the City of Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, Calistoga and American Canyon. If you’re planning to visit multiple towns in Napa Valley, be sure to plan accordingly and add travel time to your itinerary.
Tip 3: Mid‑Week Visits are Better
Tip 4: Be an Early Bird
Most travelers don’t really start their touring until late morning. Get an early start, so that by the time tasting rooms open (usually about 10 am), you’ve already gotten a few activities under your belt.
Tip 5: Explore the Off the Beaten Path
What better way to enjoy your Napa Valley getaway than with some off‑the‑grid activities. Try a cooking class or a bike ride in the gorgeous scenery, yoga in the vineyards or a mud bath with rolling hills as your view. You can also connect with nature with a great hike or even paddleboard down the river.
Tip 6: Lead with Your Heart
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve been traveling to Napa Valley your entire life, each of you has become an extension of Napa Valley’s family. As you plan your next trip, we kindly ask that you treat our community as part of your family. Our hotels, restaurants and wineries are doing the best they can after dealing with the pandemic for over a year and we kindly ask for your patience as we continue to get back to something closer to normal.
We are so thrilled to be able to safely welcome you back to Napa Valley and we want everyone to do their best to keep both visitors and locals safe. So enjoy the beauty of wine country, and let’s raise a glass to a return to the good life.