Calistoga

 

At the far northern tip of the Napa Valley you will find the laid back town of Calistoga.  Often thought of for its mud baths and hot springs, Calistoga offers a slower paced wine country experience and a nice respite from the southern parts of the valley.  Lincoln Avenue is the main street in Calistoga where most of the business are located.  This small town is perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride and is close to many wineries.

Calistoga is not known for its gourmet dining but has a host of options that offer something for everyone.  Buster's Barbecue at the north edge of town offers authentic southern bbq in a casual outdoor setting & is known for their *spicy* bbq sauce.  The Sol Bar at the Solage is one of the more upscale dining experiences and offers elevated casual cuisine in a bucolic setting.  Brannan's Social Club is a classic but contemporary staple with a traditional mahogany bar and daily happy hour.  

Go for a mud bath, visit a spa or take a dip in the hot springs.  While those are many of the classic options in Calistoga there are many other attractions that don't include taking your clothes off.  A visit to Old Faithful Geyser will give you a glimpse into the town's history and if you have kids they will enjoy the animal farm on site.  One of the most iconic experiences in Calistoga is a visit to Sterling Winery where you can take the aerial tram up to the top for views and wine tasting galore.

 
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