California Travel Guide

About California

California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars.


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A Day in LA

In one full day we’ll do everything from a trip through Venice Beach and Santa Monica to LA’s most notable highlights including Griffith Park*, the Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, The Grove & Farmers’ Market, the Hollywood sign … and much more! Your guide will narrate your tour and you will have 30-45 minutes to explore each stop on your own!


Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

Founded in 1978, Napa Valley Aloft is one of the original hot air balloon companies of Napa Valley. What raises Aloft above the rest is that our hot air balloon operation is situated at historical V-Marketplace, neighboring award winning hotels and restaurants located in the town of Yountville. In addition, we have more hot air balloon launch site options in Napa Valley, and we provide hot air balloon baskets that carry fewer passengers than competitors, which gives our passengers an open atmosphere feel to enjoy the stunning views on their balloon ride.

Our FAA certified hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with extensive knowledge of ballooning over Napa Valley, combine that with their passion for hot air ballooning makes them the perfect captain to take your balloon adventure to great heights. Stay for brunch after your balloon ride to add an extra lift to your day! Elevate your Napa Valley balloon ride experience by choosing Napa Valley Aloft!


The Meritage Hotel

Acre upon acre of sun-soaked vineyards. Lavish accommodations paired with extravagant amenities. Award-winning cuisine celebrating the finest of Napa Valley’s bounty. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The Meritage Resort and Spa perfectly blends world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience.


Kenzo Estate

Kenzo Estate formally opened on July 1, 2010 upon completion of The Tasting Room. By establishing The Tasting Room, Kenzo Tsujimoto achieved his long-standing aspiration to be able to welcome guests to the estate for a Winery Tour and Tasting and share his love of this enchanting site. At the same time, Kenzo Estate opened a Tasting Room and Restaurant in Tokyo, Hiroo, mirroring The Tasting Room in Napa. A strong desire for owner Kenzo Tsujimoto, who was aware that everyone would not have the ability to travel to Napa, the Tokyo location intended to recreate the experience at the Napa Tasting Room without leaving Japan. The grand opening of Kenzo Estate Napa and Kenzo Estate Tokyo was the culmination of Kenzo Tsujimoto’s two decades devoted to crafting the finest quality wines imaginable.


Senza Hotel

This luxurious hotel is situated off State Route 29 and located 5.4 miles from Yountville.

Its plush rooms feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, patio/veranda access, linens by Mascioni and Molton Brown bath products. Most rooms also have wood-burning fireplaces, and in-room spa treatments are available.

There is a hot tub, outdoor swimming pool and full events facilities on-site, as well as ponds, fountains and a vineyard within the grounds. WiFi, country breakfasts and evening cheese and wine receptions are all included.


Napa River Inn

Luxury reigns at the Napa River Inn, situated among the bustling renaissance of Downtown Napa’s Riverfront District. Our waterfront location within the Historic Napa Mill grants walkabout access to the neighborhood with specialty shops, gourmet restaurants and world-renowned wines all waiting to be uncorked.

As Downtown Napa’s highest Michelin rated, and Forbes Four Star hotel, we believe in making your experience a memorable one, starting with breakfast-in-bed from Sweetie Pies bakery. Our guests enjoy easy access to more than 20 tasting rooms paired with world-class dining at Angèle, Celadon, Morimoto and The Pear Southern Bistro. Enjoy the sights on foot, by bicycle or simply slip into our Lexus house car for complimentary “driver hosted” jaunts in town.

Whether you’re looking to roam the valley in a day, or take the leisurely route through Wine Country, we’re ready to welcome you like a local and leave you with the quintessential Napa Valley experience.


Domaine Chandon

A true California sparkling wine pioneer, Chandon was founded in 1973 by Moet & Chandon. Every bottle of our sparkling wine expresses our French heritage and our innovative American spirit. Our vibrant sparkling wines enliven all occasions.


Artesa Napa Valley

Celebrating 25 years of harvest, the beautiful doors of our groundbreaking winery were first opened in 1991. It was a brand new chapter in a very long story, which started four centuries earlier, half a world away. Twenty five years later, Artesa continues to focus on improving our vineyards and wines each year to showcase their unique character and personality.

Perhaps no other winery captures the multi-faceted beauty of this windswept, world-famous appellation as dramatically as the Artesa estate, where the fusion of architecture, artistry and wine growing reaches soaring heights.