Napa Valley consists of the cities of Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, and Napa. It is a place of road-side wild flowers and rustic, family-run wineries. And it is imbued with the lingering glamor of visiting movie stars escaping the hot lights of Hollywood.
Catch nature at her best. Watch the shadows growing on a hillside filled with trellised grape vines. Experience the romantic beauty of a carefully tended vineyard while sampling wine in a tucked-away locale.
And then stay in a spa in Calistoga when you are finished driving.
Before you reach Calistoga, try these wineries and restaurants in Napa. You are cheating yourself if you do not allot enough time during your trip to see Napa thoroughly. Every winery offers a unique experience. And you are welcome to sample their personality while sipping the wine.
The Gold Rush brought over 300,000 people to California between 1849 and 1851. On January 24, 1848, Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill.
Visit the Gold Discovery Museum to learn about the Gold Rush (1848 - 1855). This is near the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.