Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the quickest, closest, and friendliest airport when traveling in and out of the Napa Valley. Easy inexpensive parking, short lines and fast security always make for a pleasant travel day.  When booking your trip to Yountville and the Napa Valley, SMF has daily service to and from all major destinations, making it the perfect place to start for your wine country vacation.

Traveling through SMF is smooth and simple. Renting a car is a short shuttle ride away or get a driver one of many of Napa Valley’s tour companies can pick you up for the quick one-hour journey into the Napa Valley. No tolls, less traffic and no hassle. It is a much quicker journey from any Bay Area airport.

When your wine country trip comes to an end, leaving from SMF makes leaving a little less painful. Friendly ticketing agents make sure that check in is easy and security screenings are the quickest around, allowing for a stress-free start to your home.

Insider Tip: If you are in Terminal B make sure and look out for Lawrence Argents “Leap”, a red rabbit sculpture who seems to be leaping into the airport. “Leap” might look familiar since it has a sister sculpture in Napa Valley at Hall Winery.

The dining options at SMF are not your usual airport fare. Many of the restaurants are local favorites you’ll only find in Sacramento. Even their grab-and-go, Taylor’s Market has locally sourced coffee, sandwiches and pastry and wine selections from Vino Volo, where you can have one last taste of Napa Valley wine before boarding.

Make sure and leave extra room in your carry on so you can shop at one of SMF’s unique stores. In Terminal A check out PopSox for novelty socks, beanies and scarves or The Well for local snacks and gifts. When in Terminal B stop by DOCO Market or No Boundaries for souvenirs with a real Sacramento vibe.

Bringing wine country home with you is easy with Alaska Airlines’ “Wine Flies Free” program. When Mileage Plan members book their flight to and from SMF they can use their number to check wine for free. Your first two checked bags fly free on Southwest and you can count your case of wine as a bag on their flights home as well.

SMF is in the center of it all, with nonstop flights from Southern California, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston and Chicago. When traveling to

Yountville and the Napa Valley for business or pleasure make sure to choose SMF – the closest, fastest and friendliest airport!