Napa Valley and Sonoma enjoy a decent Californian climate, but spring and fall are definitely the best times to visit. The September-November period combines fine weather with the grape harvest and the beginning of the wine-making season. There are slight differences in average high and low temperatures between the two valleys, with Sonoma being slightly cooler and getting a tad more rain.
Napa Valley & Sonoma
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This serene, relaxing haven is set on the banks of the Napa River in North America's premiere wine growing region.
By car: from San Francisco to Napa/Sonoma take Hwy 101 to Hwy 37 east. At the split take Hwy 121 north, then north again on Hwy 12 to Sonoma. For Napa, stay on Hwy 121, turning east, to Hwy 29 and turn north.
We don't recommend bus travel to the Wine Country since, on arrival, you'll find inadequate public transportation. However, Greyhound does go to Sonoma Plaza, and there are airport shuttles at both San Francisco and Oakland airports.
Practical information to assist you before and during your trip.
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