Napa, Sonoma, & Wine Country

Visit Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country. From Petaluma and downtown Napa to Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, discover the best hotels, wineries, and restaurants. Whether you're staying overnight or doing a wine-tasting day trip from SF, here's your guide to California's most popular wine regions.

Fort Point Historic Site beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

Free Things to Do in Your Favorite California Cities

You don’t have to break your budget to enjoy the Golden State’s vibrant destination cities.
Pie at Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar in Healdsburg, California, picture

Sonoma County Eats for Any Palate

California's wine country has a variety of dishes to satisfy all your cravings.
Hiker dressed warmly and standing on the honeycombed rocks known as tafoni looks out to sea at sunset at Salt Point State Park on the Sonoma Coast in California

Fall Road Trip Along the Sonoma Coast

Come fall, the fog and the crowds dissipate, and the road is wide open.
panoramic sunset view over purple echium blooms and Marin Headlands, in foreground, as the towers of Golden Gate poke through enveloping afternoon fog with San Francisco skyline on horizon

Road Trip Daydreams: Our Favorite California Drives

When it's safe to travel for leisure, the Via team plans to hit these spots in California.
The Wine Train passes the Robert Mondavi Winery's To Kalon vineyard during late afternoon in Oakville, California

Riding the Napa Valley Wine Train

Delicious vintages pair with beautiful panoramas on this old-school ride.
the sunrise glows over the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards in Napa, picture

6 Scenic Napa Valley Secrets

These are striking, don't-miss visual experiences in Napa Valley.
Warfield Distillery rooftop bar guests sip drinks beneath the covered seating area in downtown Ketchum, Idaho

Best Rooftop Bars in the West

Rooftop bars pair glorious panoramas and delicious sips.
vineyard in orange and red fall colors at Pagani Ranch in California's Napa Valley, picture

Napa and Sonoma Come Back to Life After Fires

Two years after the fires in Napa and Sonoma, California's wine country is bouncing back.
fried chicken sandwich and crinkle fries at Pretty Bird in Salt Lake City, Utah, picture

6 Must-Try Chicken Restaurants in the West

Creative chefs are taking chicken seriously—with delicious results.
picture of a woman foraging a porcini mushroom in a forest

Foraging Events and Feasts in the West

Collect your next meal outside at one of these foraging events.
Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California, picture

California Literary Pilgrimages

In the Golden State, not all the gold takes the form of nuggets and dust.
picture of downtown Calistoga with bikes in the foreground

Calistoga, California: Winter Hot Spot

This Napa Valley town keeps the cold at bay with steamy pools and great food and wine.
Indian Springs spa courtyard with rattan chairs, umbrellas, and palms trees  in Calistoga, California, picture

Stress-Free Weekend in Calistoga, California

A historic hamlet soothes frazzled nerves with hot springs, spa treatments, and world-class wine.
Beer flight tray at Fogbelt Brewing Company, photo

Santa Rosa: A Craft Beer Destination

Beer lovers are looking to this Northern California town for solid craft brews.
Napa Valley vineyard rows at sunset, photo

Silverado Trail Wineries: The Quiet Side of Napa

Get off the beaten path and onto the Silverado Trail, Napa's parallel universe.