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*'''Triple Creek Horse Outfit''', Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Phone: ''+1 707'' 933-1600, [http://www.triplecreekhorseoutfit.com/].
 
*'''Triple Creek Horse Outfit''', Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Phone: ''+1 707'' 933-1600, [http://www.triplecreekhorseoutfit.com/].
 
*'''Lavender Hill Spa''', 1015 Foothill Blvd. (Hwy 29), Phone: ''+1 707'' 942-4495, [http://www.lavenderhillspa.com]. Garden spa for couples.
 
*'''Lavender Hill Spa''', 1015 Foothill Blvd. (Hwy 29), Phone: ''+1 707'' 942-4495, [http://www.lavenderhillspa.com]. Garden spa for couples.
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*'''Wine Tasting''' [http://www.cheers2wine.com/calistoga-wineries.html]
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==Buy==
 
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*'''Ca'toga Galleria D'Arte''', 1206 Cedar Street, Phone: ''+1 707'' 942-3900, [http://www.catoga.com]. Wed-Mon. Tile and stone artwork.
 
*'''Ca'toga Galleria D'Arte''', 1206 Cedar Street, Phone: ''+1 707'' 942-3900, [http://www.catoga.com]. Wed-Mon. Tile and stone artwork.

Revision as of 15:28, 16 October 2007

Calistoga is in the north end of the Napa Valley in the Bay Area region of California. Calistoga has long been a destination for its natural hot springs and mineral water and their supposed health benefits. Its position at the north end of the valley also makes it a gateway to Sonoma County. Have a mud bath before you leave.

Get in

By air

  • San Francisco International Airport, 650-821-8211, [1].

By car

From San Francisco:

Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge, to Highway 37;
Highway 37 East towards Vallejo/Napa, to Highway 121;
Highway 121 North towards Napa to Highway 29 North to Calistoga.

Get around

See

  • Old Faithful Geyser, 1299 Tubbs Lane, Phone: +1 707 942-6463, [2]. 9AM - 6PM every day of the year. Named after the far larger geyser in Yellowstone National Park, this geyser puts on a good show every hour or so. Bring a lunch and have a picnic while waiting for the show to start. $8 adult, $3 6-12 years old, free for under 6 years old.
  • Petrified Forest, 4100 Petrified Forest Road (off Highway 29 south of Calistoga, then a few miles west along Petrified Forest Road) [3]. 9AM-7PM (9AM-5PM in winter). Big-old honking redwood trees which were petrified after being covered by ash from a nearby volcano. You will never see a bigger petrified tree anywhere. Adults $6, Children 6-11 $3.
  • The Sharpsteen Museum, 1311 Washington St., Phone: +1 707 942-5911, Fax: +1 707 942 6325, [4]. Daily 11AM-4PM. Presents the history of the upper Napa Valley. $3.

Do

  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St. Helena Highway North, (Highway 29), Phone: +1 707 942-4575, [5]. Hiking or horseback riding (see below) through redwoods on 10 miles of trails in over one hundred acres including Ritchey Canyon. Also ruins of Napa Valley's first church and a pioneer graveyard with the graves of some of the Donner Party. Swimming pool (extra fee). Day use $5/car.
  • Triple Creek Horse Outfit, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Phone: +1 707 933-1600, [6].
  • Lavender Hill Spa, 1015 Foothill Blvd. (Hwy 29), Phone: +1 707 942-4495, [7]. Garden spa for couples.
  • Wine Tasting [8]

Buy

  • Ca'toga Galleria D'Arte, 1206 Cedar Street, Phone: +1 707 942-3900, [9]. Wed-Mon. Tile and stone artwork.
  • Lee Youngman Galleries, 1316 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: +1 707 942-0585, [10]. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-4PM.

Eat

Budget

  • Bosko's Trattoria, 1364 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: +1 707 942-9088, [11]. Daily 11:30AM-10PM. Fresh made pasta, pizza, sandwiches.
  • FlatIron Grill, 1440 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: +1 707 942-1220, [12]. Lunch, dinner.

Moderate

Splurge

  • Brannan's Grill, 1374 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: +1 707 942-2233, [13]. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Fine dining, nice facility. $20-$32.

Drink

Wineries

  • Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Toll free: 1-800-726-6136, [14]. 10:30AM-4:30PM. For $15 an aerial tram takes you to their tasting room with views of Napa Valley, plus tasting of 4-5 wines and a self-guided tour. Great Cabernets, too.
  • Clos Pegasse, 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Phone: +1 707 942-4981, [15]. Daily 10:30AM-5PM. Wine, art, architecture, picnic area, it's all here, including great red wines.
  • Vincent Arroyo Winery, 2361 Greenwood Av., Phone: +1 707 942-6995, [16]. Daily 10AM-4:30PM. Their wines can only be bought through the winery and usually sell out before the grapes are picked. Big red wines, especially Petite Sirah.
  • Summers Winery, 1171 Tubbs Lane, Phone: +1 707 942-5508, [17]. 10:30AM-4:30PM. Beautiful setting with bocce court and entertainment center.

Sleep

  • Best Western Stevenson Manor Inn, 1830 Lincoln Avenue, +1 707 942-1112, Fax: +1 707 942-0381, [18].
  • Mount View Hotel & Spa, 1457 Lincoln Avenue, Toll free: +1 800-816-6877, Phone: +1 707 942-6877. Historic hotel with luxury feel and day spa.
  • Calistoga Hot Springs, 1006 Washington Street, Phone: +1 707 942-6269, [19]. Four outdoor mineral water pools, exercise and aerobics rooms. Right in town.
  • Calistoga Wine Way Inn, 1019 Foothill Blvd, Phone: +1 707 942-0680, [20]. Historic bed and breakfast with 6 rooms, right in town.
  • Craftsman Inn, +1 707 341 3035, [21]. Brand new 5 room bed and breakfast, center of town.

Campground

  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, 3801 St. Helena Highway North, (Highway 29), Tel: +1 707 942-4575. 40 sites. Restrooms and hot showers. $15.
  • Roman Spa, +1 707 942-4441, Fax: +1 800 404-4772 , [22].

Get out

Finished with Napa Valley? There's more wine to the west in Sonoma County, with Healdsburg close by.


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