Napa is an old city by California standards, founded in 1847. It’s a place with a colorful past – a jumping off point for 49ers bound for the gold rush, birthplace of famous leather, and neighbor to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. 

For the past 30 to 40 years, the city of Napa has been in transition. The city that was once known for its tanneries, prune processing and state hospital is now more known for its hospitality, fine food, and luxury hotels. Today, Napa is becoming a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from protected historic districts, home to some of northern California's finest Victorian homes, you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from residential neighborhoods are the popular Main Street "Restaurant Row," the West End and the Oxbow District.


  • Distance to UC Davis Campus: 41 miles
  • Distance to UC Davis Health, Sacramento Campus: 61 miles