February and March may be some of the coldest months for the rest of the country, but in Napa, they are ideal for visiting. You will be treated to luscious green hills, the early blossoms of wild mustard flowers, and mild temperatures that are still inviting. The average temperature is about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but there are some days in March that may go up to 80 degrees.
So here’s a secret many don’t know: February and March are the best times of the year to come to Napa Valley!
- The Scenery – The best months to tour wine country are February through April. Spring is slowly starting to creep up from its winter slumber, the green vines of the vineyards are budding, and the skies are clear.
- Traffic – September and October (harvest months) are the busiest. By visiting in the off-season, you will find less crowds throughout the area, especially downtown. Tours will be more exclusive, lodging will be easier to obtain, and the valley will be less busy.
- Lodging – It is easier (and more affordable) to book a package at the end of winter. During the busy season, you have to book months in advance, while February and March do allow for last minute plans and better package availability. Napa Valley Hotel and Suites offers a variety of winter packages including Valentine’s Day specials, a day trip to San Francisco, golfing, and even holiday packages.
Napa Valley is ideal year-round, but if you want wine country all to yourself, come visit in February and March.
Escape the cold winter temperatures and bask in wine country. Book your stay at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites.