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Napa Valley, California, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Napa Valley? You should plan to spend around $288 per day on your vacation in Napa Valley, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $62 on meals for one day and $183 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Napa Valley for a couple is $253. So, a trip to Napa Valley for two people for one week costs on average $4,031. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Napa Valley for one week usually costs around $2,015 for one person. So, a trip to Napa Valley for two people costs around $4,031 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $8,062 in Napa Valley. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Napa Valley can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Napa Valley? How much money do I need for Napa Valley?

How much does a trip to Napa Valley cost? Is Napa Valley cheap or expensive? The average Napa Valley trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Napa Valley prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Napa Valley
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Napa Valley is $126. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Napa Valley is $253. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Napa Valley

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Napa Valley based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $403. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Napa Valley
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Napa Valley is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $183 per person, per day, on local transportation in Napa Valley.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Napa Valley
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Rental Cars in Napa Valley
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Food Budget in Napa Valley
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  • While meal prices in Napa Valley can vary, the average cost of food in Napa Valley is $62 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Napa Valley should cost around $25 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Napa Valley is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Napa Valley
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  • Entertainment and activities in Napa Valley typically cost an average of $28 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Napa Valley
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  • The average person spends about $66 on alcoholic beverages in Napa Valley per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Napa Valley On a Budget
Napa Valley The vinyards of Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley, in the Bay Area of California, is a popular destination for its wineries and beautiful scenery. The area, referred to as Wine Country, is just north of San Francisco and makes for a great day or weekend trip. Many honeymooners visit the area for its romantic setting and popular bed and breakfasts. The best time to visit is during the months of September and October when the grapes are wipe. This time is referred to as the harvest "crush." The summer months are also a popular time but the crowds are often overwhelming.

Napa Valley has a Mediterranean climate. The summers are warm or hot with plenty of sunshine. The nights can be cool and rain is infrequent. Winters are mild and pleasant but rain is more common and there is the occasional frost. Snow is rare.
Napa Valley is not about the sights, it's about the experience. The beautiful landscape, peaceful setting, and timeless atmosphere make it a destination to soak up, not rush through. There are more than two hundred wineries in Napa Valley. Many offer tours and tastings and you can easily pass the day sipping wine and exploring the vineyards. Some of the more popular vineyards in the area include Beringer Vineyard, Grgich Hills Cellar, Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui Winery, Sterling Vineyards, and Castello di Amorosa.
Napa County has 789 square miles of land and water. The main locales in the area include Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Napa, and American Canyon. Napa is at the southern end of Napa Valley and has some museums and restaurants. Oakville has the Oakville Grocery and Yountville is where you'll find some of the area's best restaurants and wineries. There is also boutique shopping in the area. St. Helena has a museum and several wineries. Calistoga is famous for its hot springs. It is also a gateway to Sonoma Valley.

If you're looking for something to do aside from touring the vineyards, then there are about ten different golf courses around the area. There are also some great spas and hot springs in the area where you can relax for a day and simply enjoy your vacation. If you'd like to do a hot air balloon ride over the area look into Bonaventura Balloon Company.
Food and Dining
There are some great restaurants sprinkled throughout Napa Valley and the area has become quite popular with celebrity chefs. In the town of Napa there are some great restaurants. Oakville Grocery is in the town of Oakville and is a great place to pick up breads and cheeses which you can enjoy as part of a picnic. Grab a bottle of wine and you'll have the quintessential Wine Country experience.

French Laundry in Yountville is one of the most famous restaurants in the area. It's very expensive and hard to get a reservation. You must plan your visit months in advance if you hope to dine here. If you're looking for a good lunch option then try Etoile at Domain Chandon. It's only open for lunch between Thursday and Monday, but it has received many awards of excellence. Another option is Bouchon, which is an upscale French bistro. There are many authentic dishes such as pan-roasted trout, French onion soup, and duck foie gras. Reservations are required.

Many people choose not to drive around Napa Valley because of the alcohol they plan to consume. There are several options for getting around that will let you avoid driving. These include the famous Napa Valley Wine Train and the popular biking tours of the area (although drinking and biking isn't always advised as well). Platypus Wine Tours offers a six hour tour of the area. It includes four small family owned wineries and there are between eight and twelve people on the tour. The price is roughly $100 a person and water, snack, and a picnic lunch are included. Another tour option is through Vine Limo of Napa.

Bus transportation is available in the area through the Napa County Transportation Planning Agency. However, don't be surprised if you find yourself waiting hours for a bus.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Wine Tours

By Bryan in Alcohol
Napa Valley is the premier destination for wine tasting in California. As such, many wine tours and trips are available. One is the famous Napa Valley Wine Train. They serve a gourmet meal on board as you roll through the scenic countryside admiring the vineyards and wineries of the region. A variety of bus and limousine tours to various wineries are also available if you want the wine tasting experience. You can pick these up in the town of Napa, town of Sonoma, or even from San Francisco. (Driving time from SF is about an hour and a half, depending on your destination in the valley.)

Bike tours are also available. Fear not, as these tours also offer a bus that follows you along. When you've had enough of the wine or the bike, or both, you just hop on the bus. On clear spring, summer, or autumn days, this is a very popular option despite the amount of drinking that might dissuade you from getting on a bicycle.

Most of the wineries offer tastings and tours, or some combination thereof. Shops sell not just wine, but also cheese and various gift items. A variety of restaurants and small grocery stores are in the valley and provide food for dining or picnics (many vineyards provide picnic tables, a great option on a nice day).

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