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Napa & Napa Abajo

Chic city center in the heart of wine country.

Welcome to Napa & Napa Abajo

Chic city center in the heart of wine country

Napa & Napa Abajo may be the most incredible neighborhood in the valley. With a focus on arts and entertainment, this area is hip, lively, and always buzzing with excitement. The largest of the Napa Valley communities, Napa retains a small-town charm while also providing stylish boutiques, top-notch dining, and cultural allure. 
 
Designed by Nathan Coombs in 1847, Napa is part of only two percent of the globe with a Mediterranean climate, giving it the prime conditions for cultivating high-end grape production. Napa & Napa Abajo houses the Semorile Building, built by famed architect Luther Turton as a small grocery store in the heart of downtown. The high Victorian Italianate structure, with its impressive, ornate details and stained glass windows, lends this vibrant area a touch of old-world style.
 
Whether you love to spend your days sipping wine at trendy tasting rooms and indulging in a five-star dinner or getting out on the river for kayaking and paddleboarding, downtown Napa is the place you’ll want to call home.

What to Love

  • Urban sophistication 
  • Scenic views
  • Michelin rated restaurants

People & Lifestyle

Napa & Napa Abajo Napa offers residents a unique blend of modern style with vintage charm. One of California’s oldest towns, the site of modern-day downtown Napa was once the starting point of the California Gold Rush. Home to some of the state’s most beautiful and best maintained Victorian buildings, Napa & Napa Abajo also boasts the original Napa Valley Opera House, built in 1880 and featuring Italianate architecture.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The restaurant scene in downtown Napa is bursting with culinary masterpieces for every taste and craving. Find inventive, high-end Japanese fare, artistic cocktails, and a glamorous, Zen setting at Morimoto Napa. This creation of Michelin-starred Chef Morimoto, of Iron Chef fame, presents a fusion of American and Japanese flavors. Enjoy a formal dining experience inside, or head out to the patio for an al fresco dinner overlooking the scenic Napa River. 
 
Angèle Restaurant & Bar is the local choice for rustic French cuisine. In the Napa tradition, this cozy bistro sources ingredients from nearby farms and vineyards. The menu offers French country food, complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail service celebrating the best of wine country in both France and America, and the location offers a charming dining room and outdoor waterfront seating. 
 
Tarla Mediterranean Bar and Grill offers Greek and Turkish tapas and entrees, farm-to-table cuisine, and gluten-free and vegetarian options. Tarla, which means ‘field’ in Turkish, celebrates the land-cuisine relationship by serving fresh, local ingredients. Perfect for a get-together with friends, this casual spot also holds weekday happy hours.
  
For a lively night out, there’s no better choice than TORC. This high-energy restaurant offers all the thrills of an upscale spot with none of the pretense. The new American farm-to-table dishes create a feast for your senses. Even the pups are welcome here, so feel free to bring your furry friends to enjoy the outdoor patio.

Things to Do

Napa & Napa Abajo has a bustling social scene, and residents enjoy the latest in arts and entertainment. BottleRock Napa Valley is an annual, three-day culinary event showcasing cooking demonstrations, live music, craft brew, and, of course, wine. With five performance stages and gourmet food from dozens of Napa restaurants, this is one of the highlights of the year. 
 
Artist meets audience at the Napa Valley Film Festival, where art becomes action and lively conversation is encouraged. Film screenings are combined with the world-class wine and culinary delights for which the Napa Valley is known, making this annual gathering a coveted social event. The organization also offers regular programming, as well as learning opportunities and community outreach. 
 
An impressive and truly unique example of Napa’s artistic innovation is the Napa Lighted Art Festival. This celebration of creative arts, technology, and lights spans nine days and highlights the area’s architectural icons. Featuring local artists, this free event is reflective of Napa’s commitment to the community and the arts. 
 
Napa’s style and taste are on full display with First Street Napa, an innovative sip, shop, and dine experience. This vibrant shopping venue houses restaurants and retail shops, tasting rooms, collaborative workspaces, art displays, and the Archer Hotel. You can even bring your pups along for fun.

Schools

Supported by the Napa Valley Unified School District, the Downtown Napa area offers excellent educational opportunities, including:

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