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Napa Valley California – Tips for a Quickie One-Day Getaway

Napa Valley Vineyards - California

If you’re visiting San Francisco from out-of-town, plan a quickie one-day getaway to Napa Wine Country.  We love playing tourist for the day and driving up to Napa Valley (located about an hour north of SF). It’s one of our favorite getaways, especially now during the Harvest Season or “Crush” (when the grapes are picked) – late Summer into Fall (August-October). 

We’ve put together a few tips for a Quickie One-Day Napa Getaway, including some of our favorite restaurants and wineries.

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Top 20+ Fun Things To Do in Napa Valley Wine Country – Wineries, Restaurants, Attractions

Napa Valley is one of our favorite getaways – we love playing tourist there! We’re lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it’s only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city (about one hour north of SF) to the scenic wine country – it makes a great day trip, romantic weekend or vacation. If you’re visiting San Francisco from out-of-town, Napa Valley is a “must-see” destination.

Napa Valley Wine Country is beautiful year-round. However, the most interesting time to visit the area is during the Harvest Season, or “Crush” (when the grapes are picked) – late Summer into Fall (August-October). Note: The Harvest Season can vary due to climate. This year’s fairly cool summer in Napa means that the harvest will be later than usual, most likely not starting until after Labor Day (September 6 — for our international readers).

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