Napa Valley
As California’s most famous wine-growing region, Napa Valley can sometimes feel like Disneyland for oenophiles. But despite its many theme restaurants and over-the-top tasting rooms, it is essentially a farming community. The diverse experiences it offers range from the luxurious to the rustic. Travelers can expect a lot more than wine tasting—from gorgeous hikes in the mountains above the valley to the rich arts and culture. Or make wine tasting the entire point to a trip; no one will judge.