Three miles before you hit downtown Napa (and inevitable traffic), pull into Vista Collina resort, valet your car, and don't pick it up until you're ready to leave.
Napa's newest resort has all the makings of a stress-free, Wine Country staycation, including its very own vino village.
The Tuscan-style retreat opened in July in Napa's urban Crusher Wine District. It has vineyard views and 145 modern, neutral-toned rooms, including 39 suites that were designed for staying in—think large living spaces, balconies, soaking tubs, and fully-equipped kitchens.
Convenience is of the essence here. While the purpose of your trip is, duh, wine, there's no need to make reservations ahead of time, book expensive transportation, and fight for elbow room at a crowded tasting bar. Steps away from Vista Collina is The Village, a miniature and quainter version of downtown Napa with eight intimate tasting rooms that you can pop in and out of at your leisure.