There is so much to love about Calistoga that including everything in a list this short would be impossible. But alas, we know you are probably planning your visit therefore we’ve put together a list of the best things to see and do in Calistoga. There are many hidden gems in Napa Valley and Calistoga could offer a pretty solid argument for why it is the best. From its storied history to its natural wonders, Calistoga is a truly magical place.
Take a walk 3.4 million years back in time and discover one of California’s best natural wonders created by the eruption of Mt. St. Helena, a now extinct volcano. There are 2 trails you can take (each just under half a mile long). The park is open 10am until 7pm in the Summer, 10am until 5pm in the Winter, and 10am until 6pm in the Spring. There is even a cabin you can rent.
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the trees while the Main Trail
All the petrified exhibits are on the main trail. The trail is just under .5 of a mile. The meadow walk trail is also .5 of a mile round trip with views of the original site of the volcano that petrified the trees as well as an ash fall. If both trails are walked it will be just under 1 mile. We offer two ways to view the main trail. The first is taking one of our docent led 1.5 hour walk around the trail at 11:00 am, 1:00 or 3:00 pm . The second option is a self-guided walk on your own.
You don’t need to go all the way to Yellowstone to see one of the world’s most curious wonders.
A former 1930’s era gas station turned winery and tasting room, Tank is the project of two lifelong friends. There are few places in Napa Valley that offer as cool an atmosphere as Tank Garage so if you are looking for a fun place to go with friends Tank is a must-see. Tastings are available for groups under 6 (book) and groups between 7 to 12 people (book). Tastings are offered in the back room and last roughly 45 minutes.
Chateau Montelena (1976 Judgement of Paris)
Founded by San Francisco entrepreneur Alfred L. Tubbs who purchased the 254 acres at upon which the Chateau sits in 1882, Chateau Montelena is an absolute must-see for wine lovers. One of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries, the Chateau sits at the base of Mount St. Helena where the soils are most ideal for viticulture. Originally intended to be a barrel-aging facility, the Chateau features 3 to 12 foot thick stone walls that provide natural temperature control. Chateau Montelena is most famous for winning the white wine competition at the 1976 Judgment of Paris. (Read More).
Walk-ins welcome. Groups of 8+ can send an email to book their reservation.
Address: 3061 Myrtledale Rd. Calistoga, CA 94515
Looking to experience an architectural masterpiece? Schedule a tour of Villa Ca’toga, the residence and studio of Italian artist Carlo Marchiori.
Castello di Amorosa
Heibel Ranch Vineyards
Address: 1250 Lincoln Ave. Calistoga, CA 94515
Founded in 1987, the Napa Valley Brewing Company was the first commercial brewery to open in Napa County since the end of prohibition in 1933. The brewery is located at the historic Calistoga Inn. Brewery tours are available Monday through Friday. To schedule a tour call
Address: 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Address: 1217 Washington St. Calistoga, CA 94515
If you are looking for the best coffee in Calistoga then look no further, Yo el Rey is the place. Since 2008 they’ve been serving up Napa Valley’s best coffee with a commitment to organically and sustainably farmed coffee beans (Read More). This commitment translates to roasts of superior taste and quality. The coffee shop doubles as a community gathering place where artists and coffee lovers come together to enjoy delicious coffee and local art exhibitions. We’d list all the certifications Yo el Rey has for environmental sustainability but it’d take up too much space.
Von Strasser Winery
Calistoga is one of the hidden gems of Napa Valley. Tucked at the foothills of the mayacamus mountains
Beautiful Calistoga sits serenely on the northern end of California’s verdant Napa Valley wine country. Peppered with hot springs and wineries, the popular area also features its own Old Faithful geyser and Petrified Forest – Wyoming and Arizona have nothing on Calistoga! Locals embrace a storied past where the town’s founder was the state’s first millionaire and also founder of its first English newspaper and first natural hot springs spa. Mother Nature graces visitors with Mt. St. Helena, Palisade Cliffs, a petrified redwood forest, hot springs, geysers, vineyards, and tranquil rolling hills. Visitors can stroll through charming downtown Calistoga, bike Napa Valley, take wine-tasting tours, view the area from a hot air balloon, visit a brewery or a speed raceway, with these 25 things to do in Calistoga.