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Best Areas to Stay in
California's Wine Country

Wine Country is so diverse, with unique towns and places to stay. Choose from Lux resorts, laid-back wineries, or outdoor adventure.

Wine Country Is Eager to Welcome You

Wine country is ready to welcome you with warm hospitality and life’s simple pleasures. Home to more than 400 wineries (95% of which are family owned and operated). Indulge in top wineries and restaurants that define the region! 

Hotel Deals and Accommodations that You Must Book Now

Pair your wine tours with affordable hotel packages. Visitors can choose to wine and dine in luxury hotels, relax in private vacation rentals, or be one with nature in the quiet campgrounds. Don’t miss these great deals. Experience the wine country now.

It’s Always A Good Time for Wine

Did someone say it’s wine o’clock? Experience the wine country during Cabernet Season (November through April), when new vintages are aging, the weather is cooler and special rates and packages are offered at a variety of hotels and restaurants. Need more time? Smell the scent of fermentation in the air during harvest season (August through October), which is one of the most popular times of the year to visit.

Whether you’re looking to have a romantic getaway or a family outing, there are endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Here are our recommendations for the best areas to stay in the wine country:

For Glitz and Glam

Napa Valley

Often referred to as a “theme park for adults,” Napa Valley is home to some of the most respected wineries in the world, and is synonymous with Michelin-starred restaurants like The French Laundry. Step into the Italian Tuscan castle and winery Castello di Amorosa for an afternoon of medieval-themed wine tasting, or treat yourself to a day of relaxation at the many spas Napa Valley has to offer. The choice is yours. 

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For Laid-Back, Casual Sipping

Sonoma County

Opt for a more casual atmosphere in Sonoma County, where wait times for wine tastings and restaurants are typically shorter compared to those in Napa Valley. With over 1,600 square miles of land, you’ll be sure to come across great wine and delicious local cuisine at one of Sonoma's 400-plus wineries. Trade your wine glass for a paddle or a golf club to enjoy a day full of outdoor activities.

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For a Pet & Kid-Friendly Environment


Just two hours north of San Francisco lies Mendocino County, the gateway to a myriad of outdoor activities, family fun, and relaxation. While you’re taking a break from wine tasting, you can indulge in the surrounding outdoor beauty by foot, bike, or kayak. You can find more than 60 regional and state parks, or discover the arts and culture scene by exploring museums or attending music festivals. There’s something for everyone in the family! 

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Short-Terms Rentals are Also Available in Wine Country

You can book a short-term rental, ranging from single rooms to entire places, which can be booked on AirbnbVRBO or

Aaron Danzig
Aaron Danzig

Aaron is the Manager of Digital & Social Media Marketing at San Francisco Travel. He has lived in San Francisco for over 9 years and has worked in Travel & Tourism for over 7 of those. He is usually exploring the Bay Area hunting for that new and unique experience and good food too!