Napa is known for its peaceful atmosphere and for the abundant vineyards filling the Napa Valley of Northern California. While vineyard tours and wine tastings are often at the top of the list of things to do here in wine country, Napa has a lot to offer for people of all ages, ranging from family hot air balloon rides and historic walking tours to fishing, shopping and more. Vacation rentals in Napa offer lovely hillside views of the Napa Valley, and the local residents are known for their friendliness and welcoming energy. If you’re headed to Napa for your next travel adventure, check out this top 10 list of popular Napa vacation rental locations to find a great holiday home.

1. Napa Valley

Vacation rentals in Napa Valley often overlook miles and miles of gorgeous vineyards and sweeping green valleys. Take advantage of the Napa Valley Wine Tour, where you’ll tour the vineyards and sample some of the finest wine in California. If you’re staying in Napa with your family, there’s also plenty to do for the under 21 set. Take an open-Jeep tour through Safari West Wildlife Sanctuary to get cozy with the giraffes, or sign up for a family bike riding tour through the vineyards.

2. Linda Vista

The Linda Vista neighborhood is a great vacation rental location if you’re interested in learning more about Napa’s history, as this cozy community sits just a few minutes from Main Street, home of several historic buildings constructed in the 1800s. Take a walking tour of the Hatt/Napa buildings along Main Street, and view the lovely mosaics that line the sidewalks, before visiting Zuzu restaurant for some Spanish tapas.

3. Calistoga

Calistoga is one of the Napa Valley’s most popular tourist destinations due to its mineral hot springs and beautiful natural scenery. Vacation rentals in Calistoga overlook the canyons of North Napa Valley, offering visitors peaceful lodging options away from the busier central valley areas. Take a tour of the hot springs at the foot of Mt. St. Helena, or sign up for a family spa day complete with Calistoga mud baths. If you feel like doing a little shopping, head over to Lincoln Avenue.

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4. Bel Aire

The cozy residential community of Bel-Aire overlooks the Napa Valley and sits just minutes from Bel Aire Plaza and 1st Street, where you’ll find a handful of trendy shops and restaurants. Bel Aire is also near Mt. St. Helena, where you can hike along the winding mountain trails, before heading over to 1st Street for a little olive oil tasting at the Napa Valley OIive Oil Manufacturing Company.

5. Fuller Park

Vacation Rentals in the Fuller Park area are just stepping away from this beautiful historic park that’s perfect for picnicking and exploring. Sign up for a guided walking tour of the park to view the gorgeous 18th-century homes, or pack a picnic basket and enjoy a tasty meal while soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

6. Riverpark

Ithe Riverpark community sits minutes from Bale Grist Mill State Park, the site of an 1846 grist mill once utilized by settlers to mill corn and wheat. Take a day trip to the mill for a live milling demonstration and a fun walking history tour.

7. Browns Valley South

Browns Valley South sits peacefully surrounded by the vineyards of the Napa Valley, offering beautiful views and scenic nature just minutes from your vacation rental. At Westwood Hills Park and Century Oaks Park, you can enjoy a family picnic or stroll the grounds just taking in the fresh air. For a little more fresh air and some amazing views of Wine Country. sign up for a family hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley.

8. Alta Heights

If you’re looking for a vacation rental in a community with a relaxed, old-fashioned vibe, consider Alta Heights. This beautiful neighborhood sits along the east bank of the Napa River, surrounded by lush greenery and walking trails. Spend the day exploring on a family nature hike, or pack up some sandwiches and cold drinks and eat al fresco along the river bank. This area is semi-secluded, making it a great choice if you want to get back to nature and take a break from the hustle of everyday life.

9. Napa Abajo

Napa Abajo’s vacation rentals, just minutes from the west bank of the Napa River, offer breathtaking scenic views and easy access to recreation. Pack up your fishing gear and spend the day fly-fishing, or put on your swimsuits, and take the family on an ultimate inner tubing adventure down the river.

10. Central Napa

Vacation rentals in Central Napa put you in the heart of everything, as this centrally-located community sits just minutes away from the Napa Valley vineyards and just a short drive from Central Avenue, where you’ll find boutiques, antique shops, and some of the best restaurants Napa has to offer. Take a guided tour of the vineyards and enjoy the aromatic beauty of the grapevines before you head into town for a little shopping and dining.

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