Food & Drink
Bread & Board in Napa Valley
Oxbow Public Market
In downtown Napa, the Oxbow Market offers regional produce and casual dining; seasonal organic fruit and vegetables, locally distilled craft spirits at the Napa Valley Distillery, Hog Island oysters – and The Fatted Calf, an artisanal charcuterie and butcher shop.
610 & 644 First Street, Napa
An institution for 30 years, this mother-daughter run enterprise is St. Helena’s town bakery. The 100-year-old gasfired ovens churn out 1,500 of their signature olive oil-leavened English muffins every morning.
1357 Main Street,St. Helena
It’s the little things that count when you’re traveling, and the Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, with its effortlessly friendly service, chic but unfussy interior design, and comfy beds make for a serene and restful stay. Warning: you may not want to leave your room.
Doubles from $230.
1424 Main Street, St. Helena
Spread over five square kilometers and featuring two 18-hole golf courses, the landmark Silverado Resort (with its plantation-style mansion) just outside Napa has 390 guest rooms and a dedicated shuttle service.
Doubles from $210.
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa
Part of the Solage Resort, the Michelin-starred Solbar is an unforgettable experience. Come for a predinner game of bocce and dine outside under the trees on exquisite light dishes (togarashi cured Hawaiian hamachi, for example) or more hearty fare, such as seared loin and confit shoulder of Sonoma lamb.
755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga
This airy stone-walled space on Napa’s main street comes highly recommended. It specializes in exceptional local produce paired with regional wines.
1140 Main Street, Napa
This charming hotel is renowned for its outdoor dining, with tables on the patio and picnic tables beneath the trees. Try the pizza: the dough is made with spent grain from the adjacent brewery.
Doubles from $170.
1250 Lincoln Street, Calistoga
Mount View Hotel & Spa
Each of the rooms at the Mount View Hotel in Calistoga are styled differently and named for one of the region’s wineries. There’s also a spa, heated pool and hot tub.
Doubles from $270.
1457 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga
How to get there
The 75km drive from San Francisco to Napa Valley takes about an hour, depending on traffic.
For more information see visitnapavalley.com
Take a tour in Napa Valley on this interactive map
Published: March 17, 2015