Granted Napa Valley is not a city but a true valley about 5 miles wide at its southern end and about a mile wide just north of Calistoga ending at Mt. St. Helena. Nevertheless, Conde Nast ranked Napa Valley fifth in its annual “30 Best Small Cities in America” list.
Here is what the Media Group had to say about the Valley:
“This legendary northern California town is No. 1 for bucket-list oenophiles, home to more than 400 local wineries. For an unusual take on the area hop a ride on the Napa Valley wine train, a 36-mile, three-hour journey in vintage carriages with optimal views, not to mention a multi-course dinner and private tours of two vineyards,”
Topping the list was Tellride, Colorado followed by Sante Fe, New Mexico, Asheville, North Carolina and Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. For the complete list, The 30 Best Small Cities in America: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.