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.