San Francisco | Napa Valley

Welcome to San Francisco & the Napa Valley. For travelers seeking life-changing experiences, San Francisco’s romantic beauty, innovative spirit and expressive cultural pulse never cease to inspire all those who visit.  Known for its breathtaking scenery, groundbreaking arts and culture, diverse communities, world-class shopping and memorable cuisine – paired, of course, with Napa Valley wines - it’s easy to see why so many people have left their hearts in the City by the Bay.

Just an hour northeast of San Francisco, city lights give way to majestic vistas and warm, sunny days in the Napa Valley – a destination where world-class wines, Michelin-star dining, a vibrant arts community, miles of nature preserves, and a spirit of wellness set a slower pace, inviting you to relax, savor, and restore.

Together San Francisco and the Napa Valley make up North America’s premier food and wine destination. The two areas complement each other and offer the very best in hotels and resorts, world class shopping, award winning dining, cultural diversity, wellness retreats, and most importantly world-class wines. 

The Napa Valley and San Francisco emanate a true “town & country” destination. The sophistication of the big city and luxury of the Napa Valley will inspire you and offers a legendary wine tourism experience you’ll never forget. 

To help plan your visit in either region, go to the following destination websites:

Popular Attractions

San Francisco: Measuring 49 square miles, this walk-able city includes landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States.

A stroll of the City's streets can lead from Union Square to North Beach to Fisherman's Wharf, Japantown and the Mission District, with intriguing neighborhoods to explore at every turn.

Napa Valley: With more than 400 wineries, 95% of which are family owned and operated, it is the epicenter of fine wine production in the U.S. With scenic beauty all around, visitors can experience the Napa Valley in many ways: by train (the Napa Valley Wine Train), by hot air balloon, on a bike tour, or a wine trolley. 

Whether you're seeking an in-town hotel close to nightlife and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting, you'll find a warm, gracious welcome in the Napa Valley.

Travel Information

The San Francisco Bay Area has two major airports: San Francisco International and Oakland International, both only a short distance away from downtown San Francisco and a hour away from the Napa Valley.

San Francisco International Airport – Almost four-dozen major scheduled carriers serve San Francisco International Airport. SFO is 14 miles directly south of downtown on U.S. 101. Drive time to downtown during commuter rush hour is about 40 minutes; at other times, it's about 20 to 25 minutes. BART has service from the airport to downtown and the East Bay.

Oakland International Airport – The Oakland International Airport primarily serves passengers with East Bay destinations. It is 21 miles from downtown on U.S. 880 to U.S. 80. Drive time to downtown during commuter rush hour is about 45 minutes; at other times, it's about 25 to 30 minutes. The airport is also accessible by BART via a shuttle bus.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. 

Approximate fares to Downtown San Francisco from SFO is $8.25
Approximate fares to Downtown San Francisco from Oakland is $3.85

Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at each airport on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are often stationed at the taxi zones to assist passengers. Taxi drivers are required by airport regulation to accept fares to all Bay Area destinations.

Approximate fares to Downtown San Francisco from SFO is around $60

The easiest way to explore the Napa Valley is by car. You can rent a car and drive yourself, or use a transportation company, such as Beau Wine Tours