The Best Way To Get Around Napa Valley To Make The Most Of Your Trip

It comes as no surprise that individuals flock to visit Napa Valley. The true beauty of the breathtaking county north of San Francisco remains unmatched and gets more popular each year. In fact, 3.85 million individuals visited the beloved region in 2018 according to Visit Napa Valley, a number we can only imagine will continue to increase.

You've typically got nice weather, sunny skies, and an endless view of rolling hills and vineyards. Over 400 vineyards and tasting rooms are located in the valley that offers a range of wines and it's well-regarded as one of the top wine regions in the world. From red wine to white wine to rosé and Prosecco Napa has it all. It's like a slice of Italy in California. According to Gray Line, 2% of the world's surface is covered by an area that has a dry, Mediterranean climate and Napa Valley is part of that small percentage. As many visitors take to the gem county to try the different varieties there are a sleuth of other excuses to visit (as if you needed one!)

From Michelin-starred restaurants to endless renowned vineyards and swoon-worthy baked goods there is so much to explore while visiting Napa. Due to its increasing popularity, and being the culinary mecca in California, the gem of a city has a lot to offer; however what is the best method to take it all in and make the most of your trip? 

Explore Napa with an app-based car service

Bags are packed, you've even grabbed your portable charger, but there's one minor detail that you may have forgotten — transportation. When visiting Napa Valley it's easy to get lost in the natural beauty of the region. From being a top-tier foodie paradise to some of the best wines, you can experience it all in Napa Valley. The hardest part of your epic culinary journey should be choosing how to limit your options, not figuring out how you're getting from point A to point B. Leave it to the pros and consider choosing Uber as your private chariot throughout your adventure. Uber is an app-based rideshare that leaves your schedule in your hands — literally. With the click of a button, you can select a ride that will take you to your destination promptly.

According to The Richest with Uber, there is more transparency. When a ride is selected, not only do you have the option to select a car based on the needs of your party; but you will also know exactly how much your fare will be and the estimated pickup and drop off time. 

Since Uber's debut in Sonoma and Napa counties in May 2014, its drivers have completed nearly 300,000 trips in Napa County, per The Press Democrat. Undoubtedly Uber, and other app-based ride share services such as Lyft may be on the rise as more visitors make their way to Napa Valley.

Know your options

While Uber can be a great option when visiting the beautiful region, there are a few pitfalls. According to a thread from visitors shared on TripAdvisor, there are a few bad customer-service stories that make the popular ride-share company sound like less than an ideal choice, so it's important to do your own research. Due to the region having spotty service many claimed to have not been able to secure a ride. To avoid this, consider scheduling your ride ahead of time when you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. Priority Wine Pass mentioned that Highway 29 and Silverado Trail have a great signal connection and you should be able to book an Uber without a problem; however, anything can happen so it's best to be as prepared as possible. If you're considering an alternative, Napa's got you covered.

In addition to a car service or a small tour, you can even choose the epic Napa Valley Wine Trolley. Not only will you receive stellar views, but you'll also be able to hop off and try a few of the surrounding vineyards if the correct ticket is purchased.

Whichever option you choose for your journey, we are sure you'll be mesmerized by the lush greenery, rolling hills, and pure joy you'll receive from your visit to Napa Valley as its a destination that should be on everyone's list.