Travel inspires us. It takes us to new places and new spaces: it transports our minds, animates our spirits, and enlivens our senses. Creative Coordinates, our travel guide series, charts the world’s creative hotspots – places beaming with musical, artistic, cultural, and culinary inspiration.
Napa Valley, located an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, is a region with temperature variations, soil nutrients, and moisture that are ideal for producing award-winning wines. The scenic valley is so breathtaking that you’ll want to wake up early to enjoy Napa’s cool mornings for a run, bike, or swim before indulging in a day filled with delicious food and beautiful wines. Use a local tour company to hire a designated driver for your rental car and tour this lavish, yet understated region.