From Mesmerizing Landscapes to Unbeatable Cuisine, Explore Five Reasons People Love Napa
From Big Sur to Yosemite to Los Angeles, California is known as a cultural epicenter with a little bit of everything (think stunning national parks, world-class beaches, and the entertainment capital of the world). With so much to explore in the Golden State, it can be difficult to know where to start. But if you’re looking for a destination dream city to call home, we recommend Napa. Here are five reasons why Napa should be at the top of your California bucket list:
Rolling hills, creeks, and abundant agriculture, what’s not to love? From verdant vineyards to purple-tinged mountains, Napa is known for its beautiful scenery. For those used to living in the big city, it’s a welcome change of scenery from the concrete jungle.
Napa is a tight-knit community filled with people who look out for their neighbors. For example, the COVID-19 Napa Valley Community Foundation
is currently mobilizing to provide emergency financial assistance to families in the area that have been affected by the coronavirus. Additionally, they are working with the County of Napa’s Public Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing to uninsured and under-insured residents of Napa County who are referred for testing but cannot afford the cost of the test kits.
Art & Culture
The vibrant art scene of Napa Valley has developed a reputation for decades of creativity beloved by both locals and tourists. A stroll through the city will lead you to discover numerous museums, studios, galleries, and outdoor exhibitions. The Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is an art gallery complex seated on the edge of a 35-acre lake with more than two thousand pieces of art. Three separate galleries, a sculpture park, and wildlife preserve make the experience truly unique.
Napa County is well-regarded as one of the top wine regions in the world, so it goes without saying that wine is a major reason to visit the destination town. There are more than 400 wineries within a 15-minute radius of town and several tasting rooms within walking distance of the town center. Whether you’re looking for a romantic location to take that special someone or are planning a fun weekend getaway with friends, you won’t want to miss out on touring the area’s numerous vineyards and wineries. (You might even want to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy while you’re there.) With so many different wineries and vineyards to choose from, you won’t run out of options anytime soon—which adds to the fun!
From Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood
to more casual eateries, Napa is known for its burgeoning culinary scene. The quaint town has long been at the forefront of farm-to-table dining in California, and it offers plenty of culinary tours and events (including the Napa’s Restaurant Week and The Napa Valley Food and Wine Festival). If you like good food, you’ll love Napa. There’s always an exciting new restaurant to try or culinary event to participate in!
If you’re interested in buying a Napa Valley estate
so you can have access to world-class vineyards, wineries, and other one-of-a-kind experiences, contact Yvonne Rich today. With years of experience as a Napa Valley real estate agent, Yvonne has a firm grasp on the trends that are affecting the market. She can help guide you through the home buying process to help you find a property that fits your needs.