Best time to visit Napa Valley and why?
UPDATED 2017 – Summer, Spring or Winter, what is the best time to visit Napa Valley for wine lovers or 1st time visitors to Napa Valley? Read on as we explain based on following three factors, if spring (March/April) OR can fall (September/October) be the best time to visit Napa Valley?
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Summer can be too hot, Winter can be too cold. Wanna know why Spring especially the months of March & April are the best time to visit Napa Valley? Well, rains are just starting to clear out and the mustards are in full bloom. One other big plus is that the crowds haven’t arrived yet either therefore Napa Valley hotel rates are not sky high yet. Be sure to bring your cameras b/c you will be taking plenty of great photos of Napa Valley Mustard. Here is a more detailed article on FAQ:
Again during Summer and holidays the hotel rates in Napa Valley can sky rocket. Sometimes the rates in Napa Valley are even more expensive then hotel rates in San Francisco this is if you are lucky to get a reservation especially during the weekends. Holidays are another time of the year when rates spike. During the rainy season (Dec, Jan, Feb) the hotel rates are lower but there are rains. March/April is that sweet spot when you can get really good deals on hotel rates because the tourists haven’t really started to flock in yet. Napa Valley Wineries, hotels, spas, tour companies etc are also more likely to offer discounts during this time of year, many of the discounts for Napa Valley can be found at following sites:
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Summers and holidays in Napa Valley can be incredibly busy, tons of tourists flocking every winery they can get into. Hotels get booked, tour companies get full, hot air balloon rides get sold out etc. Therefore again Spring (March/April) is the best time to visit Napa Valley because the crowds/tourists haven’t really started to come in yet. You will not see…. READ MORE ON QUORA
Can Fall also be the best time to visit Napa Valley?
Yes, if you are really into wine and want to learn everything about it and see wineries fully working then early fall months (September & October) is absolutely the best time to visit Napa Valley. We say this because wine harvesting happens around this time of the year in Napa Valley. You can see workers picking grapes, trucks carrying them into wineries, crushers crushing the grapes. During fall months the entire valley smells like wine. You can even book Grape Stomping at some wineries so you can personally experience what does it feel like to stomp grapes with your own feet. Yes, the prices will be high during during fall, but the summer crowds are gone by now and the weather tends not to be as HOT as summer months.